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The 2. Liga tie at Fussballarena Lafnitz on Friday sees hosts SV Lafnitz do battle with opponents Rapid Vienna II.
Our SV Lafnitz v Rapid Vienna II predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
SV Lafnitz enter this fixture following a 1-1 2. Liga drawn match vs Grazer AK.
In that game, SV Lafnitz had 52% possession and 6 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for SV Lafnitz was David Schloffer (71'). On the other side, Grazer AK got 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. Martin Harrer (94') scored for Grazer AK.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that SV Lafnitz haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Lafnitz have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 9 goals along the way. Such a trend isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, however.
Ahead of this clash, SV Lafnitz are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Rapid Vienna II
Rapid Vienna II come into this encounter following a 3-2 2. Liga win in the defeat of Dornbirn in their previous match.
In that game, Rapid Vienna II had 48% possession and 17 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Rapid Vienna II, the goalscorers were Oliver Strunz (45'), Marko Bozic (47') and Dragoljub Savić (89'). Dornbirn got 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. Lukas Katnik (30') and Andreas Malin (91') scored for Dornbirn.
During their six most recent matches, Steffen Hofmann's Rapid Vienna II have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 9 times therefore giving them a goals per game average of 1.5.
Going into this contest, Rapid Vienna II haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
The previous league contest featuring these sides was 2. Liga match day 5 on 03/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Rapid Vienna II 2-3 SV Lafnitz.
The match was refereed by Daniel Pfister.
Team News: SV Lafnitz
SV Lafnitz manager Philipp Semlic will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash owing to a completely healthy squad to choose from. David Schloffer is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Rapid Vienna II
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, Rapid Vienna II boss Steffen Hofmann doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this match.
It looks to us that SV Lafnitz can and should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
In contrast, Rapid Vienna II could well struggle to find the back of the net but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be managing to get on the scoresheet as well here.
We can therefore see a fairly comfortable 3-1 win for SV Lafnitz when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fussballarena Lafnitz (3,013)
Captain: Andreas Zingl
Chairman: Bernhard Loidl
Manager: Philipp Semlic
Competitions: 2. Liga position 1
🔑 Key Man: Mario Kröpfl
Regularly taking to the field in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Mario Kröpfl was born in Austria. Having made a first senior appearance for in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Midfielder has bagged 6 league goals in the 2. Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 19 appearances.