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SKN St. Pölten will do battle with visiting opponents SK Rapid Wien at NV Arena in this Bundesliga clash on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for SKN St. Pölten v SK Rapid Wien can be seen below (including the best match odds).
SKN St. Pölten
SKN St. Pölten fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-5 Bundesliga success vs FC Trenkwalder Admira.
For SKN St. Pölten, the goalscorers were Marcel Tanzmayr (3'), Alexander Schmidt (16', 29'), Luan (39') and Dor Hugi (68').
Their most recent results highlight the fact that huge efforts have been put in by the SKN St. Pölten defence. St. Pölten have given the opposition little, resulting in the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their last 6 clashes standing at 3. We will just have to see if that trend will be continued on here.
Looking at the pre-match facts, SKN St. Pölten:
- have not lost a league tie with SK Rapid Wien in their previous 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches at home.
In their last game, SK Rapid Wien drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga match with Sturm Graz.
The only player to score from SK Rapid Wien was Yusuf Demir (68'). Jon Gorenc Stanković (52') was the scorer for Sturm Graz.
Over the course of their last six outings, SK Rapid Wien have amassed a total of 13 goals. Die Grün-Weißen have also managed to score in every single one of those games. Over that period, their defenders have seen 7 goals scored by their opponents.
Heading into this fixture, SK Rapid Wien are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head clashes stretching back to 16/12/2017 shows us that SKN St. Pölten have won 2 of these & SK Rapid Wien 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined sum of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 of them for St. Pölten and 13 being from Die Grün-Weißen. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The previous league contest between the two was Bundesliga match day 13 on 02/11/2019 when it finished SK Rapid Wien 0-1 SKN St. Pölten.
The referee was Manuel Schüttengruber.
Team News: SKN St. Pölten
George Davies (Knock) and Luan (Knock) will not be taking part for St. Pölten boss Robert Ibertsberger.
Team News: Rapid Vienna
Due to a fully injury-free group available for selection, SK Rapid Wien manager Dietmar Kühbauer has no fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
In our opinion, SKN St. Pölten have it within them to breach the defence of this SK Rapid Wien team, although one goal isn’t likely to prevent defeat.
We’re therefore expecting a 1-2 winning margin for SK Rapid Wien at full-time. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
⚽️ Team Focus:
SKN St. Pölten
Stadium: NV Arena (8,012)
Captain: Christoph Riegler
Chairman: Helmut Schwarzl
Manager: Robert Ibertsberger
Competitions: Bundesliga position 2, ÖFB Cup (Second round)
🔑 Star Man: Alexander Schmidt
Mostly used in the Striker position, Alexander Schmidt was born in Austria. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Liefering in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Bundesliga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 2 appearances.