Penultimate round of the first round of the second Austrian league. At least since last weekend, there is a duel for promotion to the Bundesliga. Austria Lustenau, one of the top favorites by many experts, was beaten in the West Derby Wacker Innsbruck and thus has nine points behind the two leaders.
The Bundesliga relegated from the Tyrol could mutate again this weekend to giant killer. On Friday evening Wacker Innsbruck receives league leaders Klagenfurt!
The guests from Carinthia are currently only thanks to the better goal difference compared to the Spielvereinigung Ried to find first place. The team of Robert Micheu has not yet lost a league game and acts accordingly with a broad chest.
Wacker Innsbruck will certainly not lack self-confidence after the cup coup against Wolfsberg and the derby win. For bookmakers Wacker Innsbruck counts against Klagenfurt current odds but despite the home advantage as a minor outsider. The game starts on Friday at 19:15.
Thirteen games, six wins, one draw and six defeats! The score of the young Tyrolean team is completely balanced two laps before the end of the first half. 19 points mean in the current table rank seven, the lead on the first relegation place is now five meters.
Certainly the Grumser-Elf may not yet feel, but just in recent weeks was a significant development of the team to see. However, the example of Wacker Innsbruck also shows clearly how fast-paced football is in 2019 by now.
In the extremely narrow midfield of the second Bundesliga, the green-blacks oriented in the meantime in the direction of relegation zone, but after three wins in the recent four competitive matches, the mood is extremely positive. The only defeat put it in a duel against SV Ried, the decisive goal fell only in the last minute.
Wacker Innsbruck could not be distracted from this stroke of the neck either and celebrated two major victories in the last race. The home-misery (three defeats en suite) was shaken off in the cup against Europa League starter Wolfsberg and hours later the Grumser-Elf played furious against Austria Lustenau for 70 minutes. After a little trembling, the 3-2 away win in the Reichhof Stadium was clear.
Sporty, the verdict in the green-black regardless of the last three games positive. After the change in the summer this was not necessarily to be expected. The sword of Damocles in the form of financial problems is still hovering over the Tyroleans.
According to President Gerhard Stocker the rest of the season is not fully funded, half a million euros is still missing. After all, a positive development, because a few weeks ago lacked Wacker Innsbruck still a million euros.
Football wise, Wacker Innsbruck is definitely an asset to Austrian football and a positive survival is enormously important. Anyone who sees the elf on the grass sees the youthful carefreeness and joy of playing with the Tyroleans.
So the Grumser-Elf is confident in Friday’s top match. In the duel between Wacker Innsbruck and Klagenfurt, the tip on the home side has quite positive prospects.
Financial problems are also a constant companion at Austria Klagenfurt. Sporty, the conclusion of the team of Robert Micheu is still much more positive than the Bundesliga relegated, after all, the league leaders has ten more on the credit side than the Innsbrucker.
However, a Damocles sword also swings over Austria Klagenfurt. Recently, a bankruptcy petition was filed against the club. However, it is time to breathe again, because this was rejected.
Surprisingly, the financial problems are not, because in recent years, the club often lived beyond the possibilities. By increasing the second division to 16 teams Klagenfurt returned in the past season back in paid football and reached in the first year eighth place. Nine of the 30 league games won the promoted; This mark can already set the Micheu Elf this weekend.
After 13 league games, there are already eight victories on the credit side, the remaining five games ended with a draw. Thus, the league leaders in the current season is still without defeat.
Only very thin could this premiere defeat be rejected last weekend. Substitute Petar Zubak did not make the most of the equalizer against SKU Amstetten in extra time.
With only 13 goals conceded Austria Klagenfurt has the best defensive in the league. Even more impressive is this number, when the games against FC Liefering (4: 4) and Austria Lustenau (3: 3) are excluded – then stand in eleven games only six goals to book.