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WSG Swarovski Tirol are the guests at Raiffeisen Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga fixture with home side LASK Linz.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for LASK Linz v WSG Swarovski Tirol are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
LASK Linz won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 1-3 Bundesliga loss in their previous game against WSG Swarovski Tirol.
In that game, LASK Linz had 60% possession and 11 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for LASK Linz was Keito Nakamura (3'). For their opponents, WSG Swarovski Tirol had 4 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Lautaro Rinaldi (45') scored for WSG Swarovski Tirol.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that LASK Linz have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that LASK Linz have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 5 goals on the way. While that may be of interest, we will just have to wait and see if such a trend will be replicated in this game.
Heading into this fixture, LASK Linz haven't been defeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
WSG Swarovski Tirol
In the course of their 6 latest matches, Thomas Silberberger's WSG Swarovski Tirol have turned their attacks into goals 9 times, earning them the goals per game average of 1.5.
Ahead of this clash, WSG Swarovski Tirol have not won against LASK Linz in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 08/08/2021 shows us that LASK Linz have won 3 of these and WSG Swarovski Tirol 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined total of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 13 from LASK Linz and 8 being from WSG Tirol. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The last league match between these sides was Bundesliga match day 9 on 17/09/2022 when the final score was LASK Linz 1-3 WSG Swarovski Tirol.
In that match, LASK Linz had 60% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player to score was Keito Nakamura (3').
On the other side, WSG Swarovski Tirol had 4 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Lautaro Rinaldi (45') scored.
Team News: LASK Linz
The LASK Linz manager Dietmar Kühbauer will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all before this clash owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
It looks as if LASK Linz could go for a 4-2-3-1 system in the match, beginning the first half with Alexander Schlager, Marvin Potzmann, Philipp Ziereis, Felix Luckeneder, Rene Renner, Nemanja Celic, Peter Michorl, Thomas Goiginger, Robert Zulj, Keito Nakamura and Efthimios Koulouris.
Team News: WSG Swarovski Tirol
With a fully healthy group ready to go, the WSG Swarovski Tirol boss Thomas Silberberger doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
We are inclined to think that WSG Swarovski Tirol will likely play in a 5-3-2 formation by sending out Ferdinand Oswald, Felix Bacher, Raffael Behounek, Osarenren Okungbowa, Lukas Sulzbacher, Kofi Schulz, Thomas Sabitzer, Valentino Mueller, Bror Blume, Nik Prelec and Lautaro Rinaldi.
We’re inclined to think that LASK Linz are likely to be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
In contrast, WSG Swarovski Tirol might well find it a difficult task to score although we do see them converting at least once here, too.
We’re predicting a controlled 3-1 margin for LASK Linz when the full-time whistle blows.
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: Alexander Schlager
Chairman: Siegmund Gruber
Manager: Dietmar Kühbauer
Competitions: Bundesliga position 2, ÖFB Cup (Third round)
🔑 Star Man: Thomas Goiginger
Usually taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Thomas Goiginger was born in Austria. Having played his first senior match for SV Scholz Grödig in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 3 league goals in this Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 season to date in 8 appearances.