The Viennese violets with ex-Lustenau striker Haris Tabakovic are guests in the Reichshofstadion.
The live ticker from the game SC Austria Lustenau vs FK Austria Wien
SC Austria Lustenau vs FK Austria Vienna Sunday, February 19, 2023, 2:30 p.m., Reichshofstadion, referee: Christian-Petru Ciochirca
SC Austria Lustenau scored in five of the six home games against FK Austria Wien (W2 D3) in the Bundesliga. Lustenau has such a high percentage (83%) in BL home games against no other team in at least six BL home games.
FK Austria Wien has been unbeaten in the Bundesliga for five games against promoted teams (1 W 4 D) – most recently from August 2015 to October 2016 (then 6 games in a row). Wiener Austria lost only one of the last 11 BL games against promoted teams (W5 D5) – on May 21, 2021 at SV Ried (2-3).
SC Austria Lustenau has been unbeaten in the Bundesliga for three home games (W1 D2) – most recently in spring 1999 (4 at the time). The Vorarlbergers took 12 points from their first eight home games (like in 1997/98) – never more, and scored 14 goals – for the first time so many in the first eight home games of a BL season.
FK Austria Wien has been unbeaten in six away games in the Bundesliga (W3 D3) – most recently in 2019/20 (10 under coach Christian Ilzer). However, Wiener Austria lost two of the last six BL away games (3 W 1 D) with promoted teams.
Austria Wien’s Haris Tabakovic scored the earliest wildcard goal in the Bundesliga (31st minute) in round 17 since Altach’s Daniel Nussbaumer in October 2020 against Admira (28th minute). The 28-year-old Swiss scored twice as a joker, as Lustenau’s Bryan Teixeira previously did on matchday 14 in a 3-3 win over Rapid. Lustenau became the 2nd division champion in 2021/22 and Tabakovic was the top scorer with 27 goals.
The first home game in spring for Austria will take place next Sunday. FK Austria Wien is a guest at the Reichshofstadion. There is a reunion with ex-Austrian Haris Tabakovic.
The opponent – FK Austria Vienna
With a 3:1 victory, the Viennese found their way into the spring. Match winner with two goals and one assist was Haris Tabakovic, who was Austrian in green and white last season. In the first 16 rounds in violet, the tall striker often acted without luck, but has probably found his strengths again in the preparation and under neo-coach Michael Wimmer. “We can expect a completely different Wiener Austria on Sunday than in the first leg. With the change of coach, they have set new impulses that are already showing positive effects. They have a new system and a new playing structure, we have to react to that,” analyzes Markus Mader Opponent. “Of course we also have to get Haris under control, he is now gaining the necessary confidence and has made a great start to the spring. It will be a real challenge”. The Viennese strengthened themselves during the winter break with Doron Leidner (Olympiacos Piraeus), and Ibrahima Dramé was also brought up by the Young Violets. Filip Antovski and Billy Koumetio have left the club.
Austria lost the first game in the spring 4-0, Salzburg were easily superior in the end, even though Austria held up very well, especially in the first half. But a quick brace after the change of sides made the preliminary decision early on. “We put on a solid performance in the first half, defended well and gave little in. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to create the necessary moments of change going forward, but we knew that it wouldn’t be easy against Salzburg. Unfortunately, we had to make individual decisions Mistakes then run after the deficit early in the second half. Then you don’t stand a chance against Salzburg,” says Markus Mader in clear words. Nevertheless, the coach mainly emphasized the positive things. The team around captain Matthias Maak presented themselves significantly improved, especially in the game against the ball. “Now we have to do more offensively as well as defending. We can only score goals if we create chances. We have to get behind the defense and force quick transitions,” Mader brings to the table as well as opportunities for improvement. “Stopping individual mistakes, playing football and not just putting things in the back as well as creating goal chances are our plans for the game against Austria Vienna,” Mader explains the match plan in conclusion. Technically, the coaching team can fall back on all players except for Yuliwes Bellache. Pius Grabher will most likely be back in the starting XI after his yellow card suspension.
1.FC RB Salzburg 17 13 3 1 37:9 42
2. SK Sturm Graz 18 11 6
1 29:12 39
3. LASK Linz 18 8 7 3 32:22 31
4. WSG Tirol 17 8 3 6 29:27 27
5. SK Rapid Vienna 17 7 3 7 25:19 24
6. FK Austria Vienna 17 7 5 5 28:26 23
7 SK Austria Klagenfurt 18 6 3 9 27:35 21
8. Wolfsberger AC 18 6
2 10 33:36 20
9 SC Austria Lustenau 17 4 6 7 23:32 18
10. Joint SCR 17 4 3 10 20:35 15
11. TSV Hartberg 18 4
2 12 18:35 14
12. SV Ried 18 3 5 10 13:26 14
SK Austria Klagenfurt – Wolfsberger AC 0: 3 (0: 3); SV Ried – LASK Linz 1: 1 (1: 0); TSV Hartberg – SK Sturm Graz 1: 2 (0: 2); SC Austria Lustenau – FK Austria Wien Sunday 2.30 p.m.; WSG Tirol – FC RB Salzburg Sunday 2.30 p.m.; SK Rapid Vienna – SCR Altach Sunday 5 p.m