On September 11, within the framework of the first round of the Austrian Bundesliga at the Raiffeisen Arena stadium, a meeting between LASK and Austria will take place. The hosts, due to the federation’s decision to remove six points, could not directly make it to the group stage of the Europa League. The guests could also take part in the qualification of the second-strongest club European tournament, but the team was defeated in the final playoff match. Will anyone start the season with a win? Read about it in our forecast.
Last season LASK imposed a serious struggle on Salzburg in the first half of the season, even at some point headed the standings. But first, the club was deprived of points for violating the training protocol, and then the team itself began to admit an unacceptably large number of misfires that cannot afford to fight for the champion title.
Two weeks earlier LASK dealt with Siegendorf without any problems in the Austrian Cup match with a score of 3: 0. By the way, this victory was the first two months later. Will there be another one?
“Austria”, in turn, following the results of the first stage, failed to break into the top six, therefore, could only count on participating in the playoffs for the right to play in the qualification of the Europa League. Alas, but the final was lost to “Hartberg”, and at home (2: 3, 0: 0). In the new year, the seventh place in the championship will not suit anyone, remembering that several years earlier the capital’s team became the champion and even played in the Champions League.
“Austria”, like LASK, also did not experience any problems in the cup match against “Retz” – 5: 0. We also note the defeat in a friendly match against Borussia Dortmund with a score of 2:11, where the team did not go according to plan from the very beginning. Will it go today?
Last season LASK confidently won both matches against Austria (3: 0, 2: 0);
The Vienna team has not won an away win against their opponent since February 2011.
03.11.19 LASK Linz Austria 20
08/03/19 Austria LASK Linz 0: 3
05/26/19 LASK Linz Austria 5: 2
04/21/19 Austria LASK Linz 2: 2
02/22/19 LASK Linz Austria 20
09/23/18 Austria LASK Linz 0: 3
04/21/18 LASK Linz Austria ten
02/10/18 Austria LASK Linz 13
10/28/17 LASK Linz Austria 2: 2
The owners really want to start successfully. Victories, especially in the debut matches of the season, add confidence in strength, and without this it is difficult to fight for something serious. Guests will have to make incredible efforts to take away from here at least a draw, which has not happened for a very long time.
Our prediction is LASK’s victory with a handicap (-1) with a coefficient of 1.82 from BC League of Betting.