Home advantage could prove decisive in Sturm Graz - Wattens battle

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Competition: Austria Tipico Bundesliga
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: Merkur Arena (16764 seats)

4th position in the Tipico Bundesliga table for Sturm Graz so far, a good performance. The home supporters hope for more joy as 6th-placed Wattens visits Merkur Arena.

Insights:
  • Sturm Graz have the fewest conceded goals (20) in Tipico Bundesliga
  • Wattens have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Sturm Graz form and stats

Sturm Graz, who have the fewest conceded goals (20) in Tipico Bundesliga, have performed here at Merkur Arena this season with 8 wins from 11 Tipico Bundesliga matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 1 game and lost 2. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Merkur Arena.

In their previous game, the manager C. Ilzer led his Sturm Graz to a defeat in the Tipico Bundesliga match away at Salzburg. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Merkur Arena. Ahead of that match, Sturm Graz won a home game hosting Austria Wien (2-1).

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Sturm Graz have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found five games) they have won three times, drawn one and lost one.

A decent goal production from Sturm Graz in their home games so far, with 21 goals from 11 league matches. Sturm Graz have only conceded 9 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Wattens form and stats

Playing away, Wattens have won 5 games, drawn 2 and suffered 4 defeats in the Tipico Bundesliga this season.

Wattens go into this game after a win, the home game against LASK Linz that ended 2-0. Preceding that game was the away victory against Wolfsberger AC with the score of 5-3.

Wattens are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is five wins, zero draws and three defeats. From a total of eight matches.

Wattens has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 20 goals from 11 games. Wattens struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 18 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Wattens - Sturm Graz 1-1. Head-to-head totals (for the last six meetings): Sturm won five games, one match ended with a draw and Wattens has zero wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: one / five

Top Goalscorers

WattensN. Frederiksen
N. Frederiksen
10 goals
Sturm GrazJ. Jantscher
J. Jantscher
6 goals
Sturm GrazI. Ljubic
I. Ljubic
6 goals

Sturm Graz missing players

Wattens missing players

Sturm Graz Wattens
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
23 11 3 Played P 3 11 23
11 8 2 Won W 2 5 9
6 1 0 Drew D 0 2 6
6 2 1 Lost L 1 4 8
35 21 5 Scored S 7 20 39
23 9 4 Conceded C 7 18 34
87% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
83% 91% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 73% 83%
57% 73% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 55% 48%
22% 9% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 45% 39%
4% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 67% 36% 26%
52% 55% 100% BTTS BTTS 33% 45% 57%
39% 36% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 27% 22%
22% 9% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 27% 22%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.2 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.3 2.1
4 1 1 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
13 14.5 17.7 Shots (avg) S ( 12 13.1 12.2
4.1 4.5 4.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 7.3 5.7 4.9
37% 43% 36% Goal Efficiency G E 32% 32% 35%
Key stats in Tipico Bundesliga this season:
  • Sturm Graz have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Sturm Graz have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Sturm Graz have the fewest conceded goals (20) in Tipico Bundesliga
  • Sturm Graz have the fewest points from losing position (1) in Tipico Bundesliga
  • Sturm Graz haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Wattens have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Wattens haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Salzburg 22 17 1 4 67 24 11 9 0 2 39 14 11 8 1 2 28 10 43 52
2 Rapid Vienna 22 13 6 3 43 25 11 8 2 1 24 9 11 5 4 2 19 16 18 45
3 LASK Linz 22 13 3 6 42 21 11 7 0 4 24 10 11 6 3 2 18 11 21 42
4 Sturm Graz 22 11 6 5 34 20 11 8 1 2 21 9 11 3 5 3 13 11 14 39
5 Wolfsberger AC 22 10 3 9 40 39 11 2 3 6 15 24 11 8 0 3 25 15 1 33
6 Wattens 22 8 6 8 37 34 11 3 4 4 17 16 11 5 2 4 20 18 3 30
7 Hartberg 22 7 8 7 25 38 11 4 4 3 13 16 11 3 4 4 12 22 -13 29
8 Austria Wien 22 6 7 9 31 32 11 2 5 4 16 20 11 4 2 5 15 12 -1 25
9 St. Pölten 22 5 6 11 33 43 11 1 3 7 12 23 11 4 3 4 21 20 -10 21
10 Rheindorf Altach 22 6 3 13 20 43 11 3 3 5 9 16 11 3 0 8 11 27 -23 21
11 Ried 22 4 4 14 21 46 11 3 2 6 12 23 11 1 2 8 9 23 -25 16
12 Admira 22 3 5 14 22 50 11 3 2 6 12 21 11 0 3 8 10 29 -28 14

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The Austrian Football Bundesliga is the top level football league in Austria. It was founded in 1974, but there has been an Austrian league championship since 1911. Since the 1950s Austrian football has been dominated by Rapid Wien, Austria Wien and recently Red Bull Salzburg.