SV Ried enter this match following a 2-2 ÖFB Cup stalemate against Wolfsberger AC.
Matches featuring SV Ried have tended to be entertaining affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past six games, a grand total of 22 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 9 of them belonging to SV Ried.
Heading into this contest, SV Ried have not registered a win against Sturm Graz in their previous 3 league matches.
Sturm Graz will come into the game after a 1-2 ÖFB Cup win with the defeat of Hohenems in their most recent outing.
A succession of hard-working displays by the Sturm Graz defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their past 6 outings in total. Over that same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 16. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, Sturm Graz:
- are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 27/02/2016 tells us that SV Ried have won 1 of them & Sturm Graz 4, with the number of drawn results being 1.
An aggregate of 7 goals were scored between them in these games, with 1 of them for SV Ried and 6 belonging to die Schwoazn. That’s an average goals per game of 1.17.
Team News: SV Ried
Ante Bajic (Shoulder Injury) and Kennedy Boateng (Muscular problems) aren’t available for SV Ried manager Gerald Baumgartner.
Team News: Sturm Graz
Sturm Graz boss Christian Ilzer has to choose a team with limited availability. Niklas Geyrhofer (Torn Ankle Ligament), Otar Kiteishvili (Torn muscle bundle) and Vincent Trummer (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) can’t be considered.
We’re of the opinion that SV Ried might well have a job on their hands to hit the back of the net against this Sturm Graz lineup who should manage to score & go ahead.
That’s why our selection here is for a very competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for Sturm Graz at the end of this one.
Should be interesting.
What are the top odds for the game?
Checking the latest betting odds for this match in the 90 minute result market, staking on SV Ried can be had for 3.25, backing a drawn result is 3.75 & selecting the win for Sturm Graz is 2.235. They’re the most competitive returns being offered at the moment.