Austria Wien to kick-off Bundesliga campaign with a win

    27 Jul 2018 | Bundesliga | Preview
    Austria Wien to kick-off Bundesliga campaign with a win

    On Friday night, Austria Wien and Wacker Innsbruck kick-off their campaigns in the Austrian Bundesliga.

    Wien finished last season in poor form, winning just one of their last seven Bundesliga games, suffering five defeats in the process. The home sides form on home soil towards the end of the campaign was inconsistent, as they won four, lost two and drew one of their last seven Bundesliga.

    Wien’s latest home games have been high scoring in the Austrian top-flight, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven home games in the league. The fact that the home side has scored at least twice in five of their last seven games in the league has been a major contributing factor.

    One major positive for the team from the Austrian capital is their recent record against the visitors. Wien has lost just two of their last 33 Bundesliga games against Wacker Innsbruck, and also won ten of their last 13 home league games against the visitors in the Austrian top-flight.

    Wacker Innsbruck are back in the Bundesliga after four years in the second tier of Austrian football. The visitors struggled for wins in their previous spell in the Bundesliga, winning just four of their previous 34 games in the Austrian top-flight.

    Innsbruck’s away form in the Bundesliga was one of the main reasons for their relegation in 2014, as they have won one of their latest 17 games on their travels in the league.

    As the above stats suggest, Innsbruck have a poor recent Bundesliga record against Austria Wien, failing to win in the last 15 meetings. The trends suggest that the visitors are unlikely to kick-off their return to the Bundesliga with a victory.

    Austria Wien have an outstanding recent record against the visitors. Therefore, unsurprisingly, Forebet predicts that the home side will record a victory in a high scoring encounter.

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