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Rapid Vienna will host visiting opponents Wolfsberger AC at Allianz Stadion in the Bundesliga tie on Sunday.
All Rapid Vienna v Wolfsberger AC match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Rapid Vienna fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 2-3 Bundesliga success vs WSG Swarovski Tirol.
In that game, Rapid Vienna managed 52% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Rapid Vienna, the goals were scored by Christoph Knasmüllner (5'), Mateo Barać (51' Own goal), Kelvin Arase (55') and Taxiarchis Fountas (76'). WSG Swarovski Tirol got 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Tobias Anselm (72') scored for WSG Swarovski Tirol.
Matches with Rapid Vienna have often been absorbing encounters lately with plenty of scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past 6 games alone, the sum of 23 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 16 of them coming from Die Grün-Weißen. We will find out if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Analysis of their past results shows that Rapid Vienna:
- have not been beaten in the league by Wolfsberger AC in their last 3 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
Previously, Wolfsberger AC drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga tie with Red Bull Salzburg.
In that game, Wolfsberger AC managed 42% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 on target. On the other side, FC Red Bull Salzburg got 23 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. David Affengruber (68' Own goal) and Karim Adeyemi (86') scored for Red Bull Salzburg.
Indicating their fondness for eventful matches, goals have been seen as many as 20 times in the last six matches in which Wolfsberger AC have taken to the field, yielding an average of 3.33 goals for each meeting. Opposition teams have hit 13 from this total.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Wolfsberger AC:
- haven't won against Rapid Vienna in games played away from home for the previous 7 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes going back to 07/03/2020 tells us that Rapid Vienna have won 4 of these & Wolfsberger AC 1, with the number of drawn games being 1.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 28 overall which averages out at 4.67 goals per match.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Bundesliga match day 1 on 04/04/2021 when it ended Wolfsberger AC 1-8 Rapid Vienna.
In that game, Wolfsberger AC managed 30% possession and 8 shots on goal with 4 on target. Goals were scored by Thorsten Röcher (39') and Jonathan Scherzer (70' Own goal, 84' Own goal).
On the other side, Rapid Vienna had 19 shots on goal with 14 of them on target. Taxiarchis Fountas (22', 58', 61'), Ercan Kara (32'), Maximilian Ullmann (57') and Yusuf Demir (78') scored.
The referee was Walter Altmann.
Team News: Rapid Vienna
Philipp Schobesberger (Hamstring Injury), Dalibor Velimirovic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Christopher Dibon (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for Rapid gaffer Dietmar Kühbauer.
Team News: Wolfsberger AC
Wolfsberger manager Roman Stary has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Sven Sprangler (Metatarsal bone bruise) and Eliel Peretz (Metatarsal bone bruise) miss out here. Mario Leitgeb is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
It looks to us that Rapid Vienna will most probably convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
Conversely, Wolfsberger AC may well find it hard to make a breakthrough although we do think that they will probably end up hitting back at some stage, too.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a pretty comfortable 3-1 win for Rapid Vienna 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: Allianz Stadion (28,666)
Captain: Dejan Ljubičić
Chairman: Martin Bruckner
Manager: Dietmar Kühbauer
Competitions: Bundesliga position 2
🔑 Key Man: Ercan Kara
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Ercan Kara was born in Austria. After having made a senior debut playing for SV Horn in the 2019 - 2020 season, the dangerous Forward has got 14 league goals in this Bundesliga 2020 - 2021 season to date in 28 appearances.