Perhaps a welcome break from league football as Wolfsberger AC & Ried face off to decide who makes it to next stage of the Austrian Cup. All the pre-match information is available here!
Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!
Wolfsberger AC form and statsThis is not the first game this season in the Austrian Cup for Wolfsberger, as the manager F. Feldhofer led his troops to eliminate Neusiedl, and reach the 2nd Round. Last season their Austrian Cup adventure ended in the 8th finals.
Wolfsberger AC are yet to win a home game, having collected 0 points from their first two Tipico Bundesliga games here at Lavanttal Arena. We have seen two home losses in a row now for Wolfsberger AC, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.
The Wolfsberger crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 2-4 to St. Polten here at Lavanttal Arena in a Tipico Bundesliga match. Prior to that was the away defeat visiting LASK Linz (1-3).
As you can tell by the result above, the goals flowed freely in the previous game and the stadium rocked. Could there be another goal fest today?
The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Wolfsberger matches with similar probabilities have ended with one win, one draw and one defeat (from three games).
The match schedule is unforgiving for Wolfsberger as they have a new game in only four days, a Europa League match thankfully also at home. CSKA Moskva are visiting.
It's still early days, but we have some goal stats for the Wolfsberger AC at home in the league. 3 on target and 7 scored by the opposition; from 2 matches.
Ried form and statsThe traveling awayteam has defeated Gleisdorf 09 in order to reach 2nd Round of Austrian Cup. They also participated in Austrian Cup last season. This ended in the 8th finals.
It's not happening yet for Ried on their Tipico Bundesliga travels, with zero points from their first 2 away games. Maybe today will be different? It's a growing despair in Ried as they have recorded three consecutive losses. With two straight losses from their last two away games, Ried are hoping that it's time for some travel points again.
Ried lost away at Admira (1-3) in their previous game and are perhaps starting to feel homesick. A 1-3 loss hosting Salzburg before that.
Ried have the goal stats of 2-5 (for/against) from 2 business trips in the league at this early stage of the season.
Head 2 HeadWolfsberger-Ried H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Wolfsberger AC four wins, Ried two wins, four draws. zero of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).
Wolfsberger AC missing players
Ried missing players
|96%||93%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||100%||100%|
|92%||93%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||91%||92%|
|72%||73%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||73%||76%|
|52%||53%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||55%||64%|
|24%||33%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||45%||36%|
|32%||33%||Clean Sheets||C S||18%||28%|
|12%||13%||Failed to Score||F T||0%||0%|
|0||0||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||0|
|0||0||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||0|
|1.7||1.5||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||1.3||1.2|
|2||2||Red cards||R C||2||2|
|266||159||Total Shots||T S||95||231|
|108||62||Shots on Target||S O||39||109|
|44%||47%||Goal Efficiency||G E||36%||43%|