FCSB – Rapid Vienna FREE PICKS
FCSB and Rapid Vienna meet at Arena Naţională, in a return leg of this UEFA Europa League (Play-offs) phase, after in the first leg the Rapid Vienna won at home (3-1) . Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
Despite the disadvantage of 2 goals in the first leg, the home team will try to take advantage of having scored 1 goal away in that match. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 10 conceded. In the last match they played, for the League I, they won against Viitorul by (1-4). In the last 10 home matches FCSB has a record of 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In the last 6 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
FCSB come to this game motivated, after having beaten Viitorul 1-4, in a match for the Romanian Championship. We remember that the Romanians lost in the first leg, against Rapid Vienna, 3-1, however, the away goal leaves the team motivated for the game. In this game against the fans, coach Nicolae Dica will have to keep the team in 4-2-3-1, benefiting possession of the ball and the organized attacks: Tanase, number 10, is a very important player in the organization of the offensive process . However, the great highlight of the Romanian team is the advanced Harlem Gnohéré, with 3 goals scored in this phase to be eliminated. There are no absences of weight for this game.
The away team comes to this second leg with a 2-goal lead, but suffered 1 goal at home in the first leg. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 30 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 16 conceded. In their last match, for the Bundesliga, they got a home win against Wacker Innsbruck by (2-1). In the last 10 away matches Rapid Vienna has won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 7 of their last 9 matches, of these 7 reached the break in advantage in 6 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 5. There is 1 period in highlight in the last 20 games as a visitor for all competitions: suffered 7 of his 17 goals between the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Rapid Vienna come into this game with a win over Wacker, 2-1, in a match for the Austrian Championship. In the first leg of these play-offs of access to the Europa League, the Austrians beat Steaua 3-1. Coach Goran Djuricin will play in 4-2-3-1, privileging the organization of his block and counterattacks, especially through the flanks: Berisha and Murg are very quick and competent in transporting the ball for the attack. For this game, the coach can count on all the players.
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