Ried vs Austria Vienna by Goleador
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SV Ried (5.) - FK Austria Wien (3.)
Today the last game of Gameday 30 will be played and the situation is interesting for this game. Ried wants to win to keep a the minimal (really minimal) chance for Europa League places and Austria Wien wants to secure an Euroleague spot and also tie points on the table with rival Rapid, which won yesterday vs Sturm.
During the week Ried won the first game after six games without a win and three consecutive losses. This is also because of many injuries in the last weeks and the situation won´t get better so soon. Still missing are Ziegl (MID/14/0), Trauner (MID/17/0), Wieser (MID/11/0), Riegler (DEF/16/0), Reiter (DEF/0/0), Reifeltshammer (DEF/25/0), Walch (MID/21/5) (all injured) and Janeczek (DEF/16/0) (also missing after surgery because of a fracture of the bridge of nose). So there were three losses until last weekend vs Salzburg, Rapid and Grödig (places 1,2,4) and the team had really problem playing against the bigger teams in the league. On Wednesday the 2-0 away win was really important for the team and the atmosphere which is better now, although the performance vs WAC wasn´t the best. In first half Ried was the better team for sure and scored the leading goal, but second half was really bad again and other team would have scored at least two goals out of the chances of WACs team. But Ried was lucky, didn´t concede a goal and scored on the other side after a counterattack. The missing of serveral good players was still visible, but Ried seems to handle this a bit better now.
After the change of the coach and the beginning of new coach Gager after Winterbreak Austria has a record of 4-2-0 and is leading in the form table (last six games). Last weekend Austria defeated strong home team Admira and during the week Salzburg was defeated 3-0, which gave the team another confidence boost for this game. The key for this clear win was the tactics with three central backs and two wingdefenders. This showed in my opinion, how variable the team at the time is and the qualities of the coach. Salzburg only created really few chances in second half, but the most tim eof the game Austria dominated and showed one of their best performances this year. Today LB Suttner (DEF/29/2) is suspended, Rogulj (DEF/15/1) and Grünwald (MID/8/2) are injured. Only Suttner is really important for the team and hopefully Koch (18/0) will replace im well. But Suttners missing shouldn´t be that fatally as I mentioned, coach Gager knows the team very well, as he coached the second team of Austria for a long team and knows many of the young players and he has many options in his lineups and tactics.
For me Austria wants the next win here more than Ried needs it and although of three draws in this seasons H2Hs I believe in an away win here. Also Austrias homepage titled "Three draws vs Ried are enough", so a draw is no option.
MY PICK: AUSTRIA WIEN -0,25 (Bookie: Pinnacle)
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|Austria Wien -0,25||Pinnacle||1.83||6||2-2 HALF LOST (-3 units)|