Apollon and Austria Vienna measure forces in Neo GSP, in a second leg for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (3rd Qualifying Round), after the victory outside Apollon by (1-2) in the first leg. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
After the victory outside by (1-2), the home team comes to this second leg with a 1 goal lead. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses as a visitor, with 28 goals scored and 14 suffered; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 22 goals scored and 18 suffered. In its last 10 home games Apollon records 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 5 games for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, since 23 of the last 27 matches they have finished with Over 1.5 goals.
The Apollon must still be celebrating the good victory in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the Europa League. The 2×1 brought him peace of mind for this match, but at the same time it does not mean accommodation and is now focused on the current confrontation. You want to increase your advantage, to reduce the risks of being eliminated and know that you have the capacity to make it happen. Then, he hopes to play once again with attitude, quality and efficiency, because that way he can win again and confirm his place in the next phase. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.
Austria Vienna :
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a 1-goal drawback and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses as a visitor, with 36 goals scored and 25 suffered; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in his stadium, with 24 goals scored and 27 suffered. In the last match he played, for the Bundesliga, he won Mattersburg out by (1-5). In their last 10 away matches Austria records 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 4 away matches for all competitions: he scored 6 of his 15 goals between minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘).
Only to be playing a competition like this already becomes difficult for a team and Austria Vienna knew it. But his situation worsened even more, after losing in the first leg at home by 2×1. To advance in the competition it will be necessary to reverse this and it will not be easy, as it will play outside its domains. On the other hand, he will not give up, so he wants to show a different football, to try to surprise and get the qualification. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.