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Sturm Graz will be at Raiffeisen Arena on Wednesday for the Bundesliga tie with hosts LASK Linz.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for LASK Linz v Sturm Graz are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
LASK Linz will be hoping to bounce back here following a 3-1 Bundesliga losing effort in their last game against Sturm Graz.
In that match, LASK Linz had 65% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For LASK Linz, the scorers were Rene Renner (28' Own goal) and Marvin Potzmann (86'). For their opponents, Sturm Graz had 12 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Jakob Jantscher (45') and Kelvin Yeboah (54') scored for Sturm Graz.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that LASK Linz haven’t conceded. In fact, LASK Linz have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 10 goals in the process. Previous results aside, time will tell whether the trend might continue on in this next game or not.
Going into this one, LASK Linz haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
In the course of their six latest matches, Christian Ilzer's Sturm Graz have converted a total of 7 times - giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Sturm Graz:
- have not won against LASK Linz when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 8 league games. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs stretching back to 15/12/2019 tells us that these fixtures have been disappointments for Sturm Graz. They have not managed to come away with any victories at all while LASK Linz have just been too good for them, beating them in 83% of those games where they have faced each other.
18 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 15 of them from LASK Linz and 3 belonging to die Schwoazn. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league match featuring these clubs was Bundesliga match day 5 on 25/04/2021 when it ended Sturm Graz 3-1 LASK Linz.
That time, Sturm Graz had 35% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The scorers were Jakob Jantscher (45') and Kelvin Yeboah (54').
On the other side, LASK Linz had 16 shots at goal with 3 on target. Rene Renner (28' Own goal) and Marvin Potzmann (86') scored.
Team News: LASK Linz
LASK Linz manager Dominik Thalhammer does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash with a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Sturm Graz
Sturm Graz manager Christian Ilzer has not got a full squad to pick from. Vincent Trummer (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Sandro Ingolitsch (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
We’re thinking that LASK Linz can fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they face Sturm Graz, who could well struggle to find the back of the net.
We’re therefore anticipating a comfortable 2-0 margin for LASK Linz when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Raiffeisen Arena (6,009)
Captain: Gernot Trauner
Chairman: Siegmund Gruber
Manager: Dominik Thalhammer
Competitions: Bundesliga position 3, ÖFB Cup (Final), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Player: Thomas Goiginger
Customarily played in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Thomas Goiginger was born in Austria. Having made a first senior appearance for SV Scholz Grödig in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has netted 5 league goals in this Bundesliga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 22 appearances.