The Bundesliga game at Lavanttal-Arena on Saturday will see home side Wolfsberger AC facing opposition in the form of SV Ried.
All Wolfsberger AC v SV Ried match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Wolfsberger AC prepare for this game after a 0-0 Bundesliga stalemate versus SV Ried.
In that match, Wolfsberger AC had 54% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, SV Ried got 13 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Manfred Schmid's Wolfsberger AC have managed to score a sum total of 6 times in their prior 6 outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures amounts to 7.
The numbers tell their own story, and SV Ried have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in all. In defence, SV Ried certainly have room for improvement. That aside, it remains to be seen whether such a trend will persist in this match.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 29/11/2020 shows us that Wolfsberger AC have won 2 of these games & SV Ried 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 3.
18 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them for Wolfsberger and 7 for SV Ried. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league contest between these clubs was Bundesliga match day 22 on 19/03/2023 which finished with the scoreline of SV Ried 0-0 Wolfsberger AC.
That day, SV Ried had 46% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
On the other side, Wolfsberger AC got 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Christian-Petru Ciochirca.
Team News: Wolfsberger AC
David Gugganig (Torn Ligament), Lukas Gütlbauer (Shoulder Injury) and Dominik Baumgartner (Meniscal Injury) are unavailable for Wolfsberger AC manager Manfred Schmid.
Team News: SV Ried
SV Ried boss Maximilian Senft has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Robin Ungerath (Knee Problems), Nikola Stosic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Samuel Sahin-Radlinger (Meniscal Injury), Denizcan Cosgun (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Stefan Nutz (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Marcel Ziegl (Knee Problems) are not ready for selection. David Ungar cannot play in this game through suspension.
We envisage that Wolfsberger AC look set to score more than once against SV Ried, who might well find it a difficult task finding the net themselves.
Our selection here is for a controlled 2-0 win for Wolfsberger AC at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lavanttal-Arena (8,100)
Captain: Mario Leitgeb
Chairman: Dietmar Riegler
Manager: Manfred Schmid
Competitions: Bundesliga position 9, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
⭐ Key Player: Thorsten Röcher
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Thorsten Röcher was born in Austria. After having played his first senior match for SV Mattersburg in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in the Bundesliga 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in 18 appearances.