LASK Linz vs Sturm Graz (By: Mrgol)
After three consecutive wins in 2018 and five matches without defeats Lask was defeated by Rapid Wien in last round.
Now they receive second on table Sturm Graz, that loose five of its 12 away matches and seems worsened with new year, having only one point in four rounds.
But Lask could have problems in attack, having out topscorer Michorl (7g), that joins in unavailable list second scorer Berisha ( 5g), alreayd out against Rapid, wjhile remain out also Ullman ( def. 13 3g). Other missings are Erdogan ( midf.12+1 1g), Trauner ( midf.20 1g) suspended after last match and Joao Victor (striker 6+2 1g), that was starter in last two rounds.
Guests with some missings, too, Schrammel ( def.4 winter arrive from Rapid Wien), Schultz ( def.11+1), Zulechner ( att.6+12 3g longterm missing),. Schoyssengeiner ( def. 7+4 3g), already out in last two rounds is doubtful, while midf. Jeggo ( 13+6) is ready to return.
They also played in cup in midweek, but against a lower league team ( won 3-0), so this shouldn't be an handicap for them.
So, Graz has a recent poor run and today has two of its recent starting defenders out, anotehr one is doubtful.
But hosts with a lot reduced weapon in attack, the authors of 18 on 32g scored in championship are out, while in spite fo its recent bad run, only against Saltzburg Graz suffered more then one goal in last five rounds.
In my opinion Lask is in a worst situation today and Graz can take advantage to return to win or at least to take one point.
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LASK Linz vs Sturm Graz prediction
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