LASK Linz will be wanting a better result here after the 0-3 ÖFB Cup loss in their previous game against Red Bull Salzburg.
It has not been often in recent times that LASK Linz have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that LASK Linz have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 10 goals along the way. That pattern isn’t assured to be continued here, though.
Looking at the pre-match facts, LASK Linz:
have not won against WSG Swarovski Tirol in their last 3 league games.
have not been beaten in their last 3 home league matches.
are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
WSG Swarovski Tirol
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Rapid Vienna in Bundesliga competition, WSG Swarovski Tirol and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, WSG Swarovski Tirol had 48% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for WSG Swarovski Tirol was Tobias Anselm (72'). SK Rapid Wien got 20 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Christoph Knasmüllner (5'), Mateo Barać (51' Own goal), Kelvin Arase (55') and Taxiarchis Fountas (76') scored for Rapid Vienna.
The stats don’t lie, and WSG Swarovski Tirol have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 14 goals overall. In defence, WSG Tirol have some weaknesses to address.
haven't been beaten by LASK Linz in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 05/05/2017 shows us that LASK Linz have won 1 of these games & WSG Swarovski Tirol 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
A total of 16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 of them from LASK Linz and 10 coming from WSG Tirol. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The previous league match between the two was Bundesliga match day 1 on 04/04/2021 when it finished WSG Swarovski Tirol 2-0 LASK Linz.
On that occasion, WSG Swarovski Tirol managed 45% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The goalscorers were Zlatko Dedič (48') and Žan Rogelj (59').
LASK Linz got 12 shots at goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Gerhard Grobelnik.
Team News: LASK Linz
LASK Linz manager Dominik Thalhammer will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash with a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: WSG Swarovski Tirol
With a completely healthy squad available to choose from, WSG Swarovski Tirol manager Thomas Silberberger has zero fitness worries at all coming into this clash.
We envisage that WSG Swarovski Tirol should be able to score against this LASK Linz team, however it possibly won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a narrow 2-1 win for LASK Linz when all is said and done. Definitely a tough call.
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