Our prediction for this Austria Bundesliga match:
Rapid Wien will be looking to keep their Europa League hopes alive when they take on Sturm Graz at Allianz Stadion. Rapid Wien failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Salzburg, with the team having no more than two goal attempts in the midweek fixture. The capital club aim to get back on course as soon as possible, and they are seen as favourites to win Sunday’s football match. Keep in mind, though, that both Mario Sonnleitner and Christopher Dibon picked up injuries in the 2-0 defeat to Salzburg.
Sturm Graz, on the other hand, restarted the season with a 2-1 defeat to Wolfsberger. The Blackies aim to put an end to their three-game winless run, but home win should be considered as Rapid Wien could climb to the Europa League berth with a victory over Sturm Graz. The visitors will be without suspended defender Anastasios Avlonitis this time out.
Highlighted Team (Rapid Vienna):
Rapid Wien are considered the most successful club in the history of Austrian football. In 2008 the capital club won their 32th domestic title and in 1995 they clinched their 15th Austrian Cup trophy. Die Grun-Weissen were founded back in 1898 as Erster Wiener Arbeiter-Fussball-Club and one year later the club was renamed to Sportklub Rapid Wien.
In 1904 the club’s colours were changed to green and white and they have been wearing green and white shirts ever since. In 1985 Rapid made it to the Cup Winners Cup final and it has to be noted that they participated in the final competition in 1996 as well. Famous German footballer Lothar Matthaus was in charge of the team between September 2001 and May 2002, but he failed to record a good result with the Weststadion outfit.
Weststadion has been the home ground of Rapid Wien since 16 July, 2016 and you should bear in mind that the capacity of the stadium is 28 000. Rapid’s fiercest rivals are Austria Wien.