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The Bundesliga tie at Raiffeisen Arena on Sunday will see home team LASK Linz playing against Wolfsberger AC.
View all of the LASK Linz v Wolfsberger AC predictions, poll and stats below - along with the latest match odds.
LASK Linz will be hoping for a better result following a 2-0 Bundesliga loss in their previous game against WSG Swarovski Tirol.
In that match, LASK Linz managed 55% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 2 on target. At the other end, WSG Swarovski Tirol got 13 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Zlatko Dedič (48') and Žan Rogelj (59') scored for WSG Swarovski Tirol.
A recurring aspect of more recent LASK Linz games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their prior six clashes before this one, in 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would've lost.
Their previous form shows that LASK Linz:
- have not lost a league tie with Wolfsberger AC in their last 2 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Rapid Vienna in Bundesliga competition, Wolfsberger AC will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Wolfsberger AC managed 30% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Wolfsberger AC, the goals were scored by Thorsten Röcher (39') and Jonathan Scherzer (70' Own goal, 84' Own goal). For their opponents, SK Rapid Wien had 19 shots at goal with 14 of them on target. Taxiarchis Fountas (22', 58', 61'), Ercan Kara (32'), Maximilian Ullmann (57') and Yusuf Demir (78') scored for Rapid Vienna.
A collection of somewhat weak displays from the Wolfsberger AC defensive unit has resulted in a record of 18 goals being conceded by them in just their previous 6 outings. They definitely need to see an improvement in this unwanted part of their play. Previous results aside, we will just have to wait and see if the trend might be sustained in this next game or not.
Coming into this fixture, Wolfsberger AC are undefeated in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings going back to 07/12/2019 tells us that LASK Linz have won 4 of them & Wolfsberger AC 1, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
A combined total of 19 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 13 of them for LASK Linz and 6 for Wolfsberger. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
Team News: LASK Linz
LASK Linz boss Dominik Thalhammer has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a fully healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Wolfsberger AC
Wolfsberger boss Roman Stary has to currently contend with reduced team options. Mario Leitgeb (Navicular Bone Fracture) and Sven Sprangler (Metatarsal bone bruise) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Luka Lochoshvili is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
It looks to us like Wolfsberger AC will do really well to score against a LASK Linz outfit who look likely to boss this game in attack, midfield and defence.
We’re expecting a very comfortable 3-0 win for LASK Linz when the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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 Man: Thomas Goiginger
Mostly 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 accomplished Midfielder has hit 4 league goals in the Bundesliga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 19 appearances.