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The Bundesliga game at Raiffeisen Arena on Saturday sees home team LASK Linz take on WSG Swarovski Tirol.
Our LASK Linz v WSG Swarovski Tirol predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
LASK Linz won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-0 Bundesliga loss in their previous game against FC Blau-Weiss Linz.
In that game, LASK Linz had 71% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For their opponents, Blau-Weiss Linz got 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Ronivaldo (29') and Stefan Feiertag (82') scored for FC Blau-Weiss Linz.
Thomas Sageder's LASK Linz have netted 10 times in their last six outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures stands at 8.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that LASK Linz:
- have not been beaten in the league by WSG Swarovski Tirol in their last 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 8 league matches at home. A very good run at home.
WSG Swarovski Tirol
WSG Swarovski Tirol go into this encounter after a 5-1 Bundesliga win vs Cashpoint SCR Altach in their last outing.
In that match, WSG Swarovski Tirol managed 49% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For WSG Swarovski Tirol, goals were scored by Julius Ertlthaler (33'), Nik Prelec (45'), Stefan Škrbo (61') and Sandi Ogrinec (80'). SCR Altach got 11 shots on goal with 4 on target. Lukas Gugganig (39' Own goal) and Gustavo Santos (64') scored for Cashpoint SCR Altach.
The stats don’t lie, and WSG Swarovski Tirol have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 10 goals in all. In defence, WSG Swarovski Tirol have not been doing too well.
Coming into this clash, WSG Swarovski Tirol haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 13/03/2022 shows us that LASK Linz have won 2 of these games & WSG Swarovski Tirol 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 25 in all at an average of 4.17 goals per match.
The last league game between the two was Bundesliga match day 4 on 19/08/2023 which ended up with the score at WSG Swarovski Tirol 1-1 LASK Linz.
That day, WSG Swarovski Tirol managed 36% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer was Nik Prelec (16').
At the other end, LASK Linz got 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Elias Havel (70') scored.
The match was refereed by Gerhard Grobelnik.
Team News: LASK Linz
The LASK Linz boss Thomas Sageder will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free group available for selection.
We think that LASK Linz will probably go for a 4-3-3 formation this time, utilising Tobias Lawal, Filip Stojkovic, Philipp Ziereis, Andrés Andrade, Maksym Taloverov, Ivan Ljubic, Rene Renner, Sascha Horvath, Ibrahim Mustapha, Robert Zulj and Moses Usor.
Team News: WSG Swarovski Tirol
Due to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the WSG Swarovski Tirol boss Thomas Silberberger has no fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
We are inclined to think that WSG Swarovski Tirol seem most likely to begin the game with a 4-3-1-2 lineup, choosing Adam Stejskal, Felix Bacher, David Gugganig, Osarenren Okungbowa, Kofi Schulz, Stefan Skrbo, Cem Ustundag, Julius Ertlthaler, Matthäus Taferner, Nik Prelec and Mahamadou Diarra.
It’s pretty clear that WSG Swarovski Tirol will have a tough assignment to put one past a LASK Linz outfit who have the capability to fashion the chances to find the net multiple times while not conceding.
We think that it’s going to be a very comprehensive 3-0 margin for LASK Linz by the conclusion of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Raiffeisen Arena (19,080)
Captain: Robert Žulj
Chairman: Siegmund Gruber
Manager: Thomas Sageder
Competitions: Bundesliga position 3, ÖFB Cup (Quarter-finals), Europa League (Group E), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Man: Robert Žulj
Usually taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Robert Žulj was born in Wels, Austria. After making a first senior appearance for SV Ried in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has hit 6 league goals in this Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 13 appearances.