Wattens fights St. Pölten in Tipico Bundesliga battle

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Competition: Austria Tipico Bundesliga
Competition: Sat 14.March
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Tivoli Stadion Tirol (16008 seats)

Wattens are welcoming St. Pölten for another important game after their 3-0 result against 6th-placed Hartberg.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

For Wattens relegation is already certain this season. Only divine intervention and/or time travel can save them and neither look likely. For St. Pölten it's their last days at this level as relegation is a fact.

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Wattens form and stats

Wattens's results here at Tivoli Stadion Tirol in the Tipico Bundesliga have been very modest with 2 victories, 2 draws and 7 defeats.

Wattens enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Hartberg's place. The match ended 3-0 with Kelvin Yeboah, Stefan Maierhofer and Fabian Koch scoring. Before that, Wattens drew at home versus Admira.

Ferdinand Oswald loved the game against Hartberg. With a stunning eight saves the goalkeeper played a huge part in the 3-0 victory.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Wattens have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found two matches with the results: Won zero, drawn zero and lost two.

Wattens have scored 10 league goals here from 11 matches, not a lot. Goals are flowing in at the wrong end for Wattens with 25 goals conceded in these matches.

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St. Pölten form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for St. Pölten, who have the most conceded goals (54) in Tipico Bundesliga, so far with only 10 points returning home. The records show 2-4-5 (win-draw-lose).

A. Muhamedbegovic was the last player to score for the away team. St. Pölten haven't scored a league goal in the last 251 minutes.

It's another away game for the visitors, as they travelled to Austria Wien (placed 7th) in their previous outing. The Tipico Bundesliga match ended in a draw 0-0. The game before that, was lost at home, a 0-4 defeat against Wolfsberger AC.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with St. Pölten playing away and similar expectations, we found five relevant matches. Results were two St. Pölten wins, two draws and one defeat.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting St. Pölten as they have only managed to score 9 times from 11 away games in the league. St. Pölten have conceded 24 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

Wattens and St. Pölten have met before this season: St. Pölten - Wattens 5-1. As for the last two games between these two teams, there's zero Wattens victories, one draw and one St. Pölten win. Over/under statistics; one of these games ended with three goals or more, one match with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

WattensZ. Dedič
Z. Dedič
8 goals
St. PöltenK. Pak
K. Pak
5 goals
WattensB. Pranter
B. Pranter
3 goals

Wattens missing players

St. Pölten missing players

Wattens St. Pölten
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
22 11 2 Played P 2 11 22
5 2 0 Won W 1 2 3
4 2 1 Drew D 1 4 8
13 7 1 Lost L 0 5 11
26 10 2 Scored S 2 9 21
50 25 4 Conceded C 1 24 54
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 91% 91%
95% 91% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 73% 82%
55% 45% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 55% 73%
50% 45% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 45% 59%
27% 18% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 27% 23%
59% 55% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 45% 45%
14% 9% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 27% 18%
27% 36% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 36% 45%
 
5.4 5.5 8.5 Corners for (avg) C F 6.5 3.8 4.8
5.4 5.2 2.5 Corners against (avg) C A 3.5 5.3 5.2
2.7 2.4 3.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 5 2.9 2.9
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 3 5
 
206 106 30 Total Shots T S 8 76 177
74 34 11 Shots on Target S O 4 29 79
35% 29% 18% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 31% 27%
Key stats in Tipico Bundesliga this season:
  • St. Pölten has the fewest scored goals (21)
  • St. Pölten has the fewest scored goals (9) away
  • St. Pölten has the fewest scored goals in the first half (7)
  • St. Pölten has the most conceded goals (54)
  • St. Pölten has the most conceded goals in the first half (26)
  • St. Pölten has the most matches over the total-line (15)
  • St. Pölten has the the worst goal difference (-33)
  • St. Pölten have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • St. Pölten have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • St. Pölten is in the worst form (0-2-4)
  • Wattens have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored at 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 LASK Linz 22 17 3 2 50 20 11 6 3 2 27 15 11 11 0 0 23 5 30 54
2 Salzburg 22 14 6 2 74 26 11 9 1 1 45 14 11 5 5 1 29 12 48 48
3 Rapid Wien 22 11 7 4 47 26 11 4 4 3 20 14 11 7 3 1 27 12 21 40
4 Wolfsberger AC 22 11 5 6 50 27 11 5 3 3 27 15 11 6 2 3 23 12 23 38
5 Sturm Graz 22 9 5 8 37 28 11 4 2 5 16 15 11 5 3 3 21 13 9 32
6 Hartberg 22 8 5 9 36 50 11 5 3 3 20 18 11 3 2 6 16 32 -14 29
7 Austria Wien 22 5 10 7 33 36 11 4 4 3 17 14 11 1 6 4 16 22 -3 25
8 Rheindorf Altach 22 7 3 12 34 44 11 4 2 5 21 22 11 3 1 7 13 22 -10 24
9 Admira 22 4 7 11 22 43 11 2 3 6 8 16 11 2 4 5 14 27 -21 19
10 Wattens 22 5 4 13 26 50 11 2 2 7 10 25 11 3 2 6 16 25 -24 19
11 Mattersburg 22 5 3 14 26 52 11 1 2 8 10 25 11 4 1 6 16 27 -26 18
12 St. Pölten 22 3 8 11 21 54 11 1 4 6 12 30 11 2 4 5 9 24 -33 17

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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.