LASK Linz will welcome Rapid Wien to Raiffeisen Arena for a matchday 4 fixture in Austria Bundesliga. The last meeting on 31st October 2021 ended in a Rapid Wien 3-2 win. Both sides have met sixteen times in the most recent seasons. LASK Linz has won 3 matches, and Rapid Wien triumphed in 11. Recent outings average 2.63 goals, while both teams score 50% of the time.
LASK Linz’s latest fixture against Wolfsberger AC ended in an away 5-1 win. Die Laskler was very dangerous in attack, having attempted three shots on target. LASK Linz scored in both halves in the 1st, 8th, 20th, 37th and 57th minute.
Rapid Wien’s recent game against Austria Lustenau ended in a home 1-1 draw. One point was the maximum they could have won with that display. Rapid Wien put in a decent first-half display and scored in the 21st minute.
Since the start of the season, LASK Linz is more dominant at home. They have one wins out of 1 games on home soil. Although LASK Linz is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as good as expected with just 0% home clean sheets.
Rapid Wien has picked up 7 points from the previous three league games. It is quite intriguing that they prefer playing on the road. Rapid Wien has collected 3.00 points on average per away game, compared to 2.00 at home.
It is not a surprise that the hosts stand out as a favourite to win this one.
I am confident that the hosts will prove their worth and triumph with another home victory.My prediction is LASK Linz to win.
Rapid Vienna will welcome LASK Linz to the Allianz Stadion on Sunday for a matchday 13 fixture in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Both sides come into the game on the back of victories in the OFB Cup on Thursday. The home side secured a comfortable 3-0 away victory over Amstetten while LASK secured progress with a 2-1 win on home turf.
They will turn their attention to league action, where they have both surprisingly faltered this season and are each in danger of being relegated.
LASK currently occupy the bottom spot in the standings on 10 points while Rapid Vienna are are three points and two places better off in 10th.
Rapid Vienna vs LASK Head-to-Head
Rapid Vienna have 21 wins from their last 40 matches against LASK. The two sides played out a draw on 11 occasions while Linz were victorious in eight previous matches.
Their most recent meeting came in July when goals from Taxiarchis Fountas and Alexander Schmidt saw both sides share the spoils on matchday two of the current campaign.
The hosts have rebounded in recent weeks and are currently on a five-game unbeaten run in all competitions. LASK have lost three of their last five matches in all competitions.
Rapid Vienna form guide (all competitions): W-D-W-D-W
LASK form guide (all competitions): W-L-W-L-L
Rapid Vienna vs LASK Team News
Dejan Petrovic (ankle) and Christopher Dibon (ACL) have both been sidelined by injuries. Lukas Sulzbacher (muscle), Richard Strebinger and Lion Schuster (muscle cramps) are all doubts for LASK’s visit.
Injuries: Dejan Petrovic, Christopher Dibon
Doubtful: Lukas Sulzbacher, Richard Strebinger, Lion Schuster
Marko Raguz (groin), Tobias Lawal (knee) and Andreas Gruber (ACL) are all unavailable for selection due to injuries. Yannis Letard and Philipp Wiesinger are doubts.
Injuries: Marko Raguz, Tobias Lawal, Andreas Gruber
Doubtful: Yannis Letard, Philipp Wiesinger
Rapid Vienna vs LASK Predicted XI
Rapid Vienna Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Paul Gartler (GK); Maximilian Ullmann, Leo Greiml, Kevin Wimmer, Filip Stojkovic; Srdjan Grahovac, Emmanuel Aiwu; Marco Grull, Christoph Knasmullner, Kelvin Arase; Ercan Kara
LASK Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Alexander Schlager (GK); Rene Renner, Dario Maresic, Jan Boller, Florian Flecker; Marvin Potzmann, James Holland; Thomas Goiginger, Hyon-Seok Hong, Sascha Horvath; Alexander Schmidt,
Rapid Vienna vs LASK Prediction
Rapid Vienna’s improving form means the capital side are favorites to triumph in front of their own fans. LASK have been inconsistent but are still capable of getting a positive result if they perform optimally.
Both sides are attack-minded by default, so goals are expected to flow in the game but we are backing the hosts to secure a narrow victory in a thrilling match.
Prediction: Rapid Vienna 3-2 LASK