Admira vs St Polten by Gustav
Admira couldn't be very satisfied with the start of the season at first, but the team improved a lot in previous few weeks and are looking really decent at the moment. In case they continue in the same way, there's no doubt that the team will be able to avoid all kinds of relegation troubles towards the end of the season.
Currently they are standing at seventh position at the table, with twelve points earned (4-0-6 record) and are already seven points above rock bottom placed Mattersburg. They improved just before the international break, impressing with a victory on the road against Austria Vienna, much more favorited team, with a 2:1 result, while they also won over Mattersburg at home in the most recent game before the break with narrow 1:0 result. Only goal was scored as an own goal towards the end of the match in quite an equal battle between the two sides, while it must be said that the visitors have created a bit more chances and maybe deserved something more out of the game, but the home players also stood very well on the field.
Home side will miss defender Cabrera (1/0), midfielders Roguljic (3/0), Ayildiz (2/0) and Grozurek (7/2) plus a couple of more really long term absentees.
St Polten, on the other side, have a lot of things to correct in their game play in order to stay really active and competitive in Bundesliga this season. With only one victory so far, out of ten rounds played, the team currently stands only second from the bottom, having only six points earned, which is just a point more than rock bottom placed Mattersburg.
In the most recent game they played, the team suffered narrow 2:1 defeat away to Austria Vienna, just before the international break two weeks ago. They actually took the lead first at the start of the second halftime, but the players of Austria increased pressure from that moment on and looked more dominant, managing to take the victory in last ten minutes of the game, maybe in a bit lucky way but the visiting players are also to blame, since they lost concentration in the defensive tasks.
They have earned only two points so far out of five matches played away from home and the team needs to go in a more risky way in their matches in order to get something out of it, especially when playing on the road. Visitors will miss midfielder Hartl (7/2) and Drazan who didn't play till now.
As said, Admira has improved recently and there's no doubt that the team will be playing from the start to get the victory. It's about the time for St Polten to start risking more and the goals is what I believe we'll see here. Neither of the teams are impressive in the defense and I see pure value with goals here, since they both need to aim for the three pointer this time.