Our prediction for this Austria Bundesliga match:
Rapid Wien will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over LASK when they take on Wolfsberger at their Allianz Stadion. The capital club moved one step closer to booking their place in the Champions League, but they can’t afford any complacency in the remainder of the season. Greece international Taxiarchis Fountas, who scored his 16th goal of the season against LASK, will be the man to watch in the home team. Wolfsberger, on the other hand, suffered a shocking 4-2 loss to Hartberg on Wednesday evening, with the team experiencing all sorts of problems at the back. Considering that Serbian defender Nemanja Rnic misses the Rapid Wien game with injury, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In their last home match in the Austrian Bundesliga Rapid Wien outplayed Sturm Graz 4-0, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Shon Weissman):
After spending his youth career Maccabi Haifa, Shon Weissman continued wearing the green and white shirt at senior level. The 174-tall forward scored 8 goals in 32 appearances in the league for the Greens before joining Wolfsberger in 2019.
It has to be noted, though, that he played for the likes of Hapoel Acre, Maccabi Netanya and Ironi Kiryat Shmona on loan as well from 2015 to 2018. Born in Haifa on February 14, 1996 the Israeli footballer has yet to make his senior debut with the Israel national team, but he has two caps with the U21 team. Speaking of his career at Wolfsberger, Shon Weissman made his Austrian Bundesliga debut on July 27, 2019 in a 3-0 win at Admira.
Weissman opened his goal-scoring account on the same day, finding the net twice in the BSFZ-Arena clash. His main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of playing as both second striker and right winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Wolfsberger):
Welcoming their rivals at Lavanttal-Arena, Wolfsberger are an Austrian side that compete in the Bundesliga, the Austrian top flight. GAM FC footballers wear black and blue shirts and black shorts when playing on home soil, whilst white is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Wolfsberger finished the 2018/2019 Austrian Bundesliga in fourth position in the standings and, as a result, they booked their place in the Europa League group stages for the first time ever. The Lavanttal-Arena outfit were placed in Group J, alongside Borussia M’gladbach, Roma and Istanbul Basaksehir.
GAM FC did well to win the Austrian First League in the 2011/2012 season, with the team finishing the process six points clear of second-placed Altach, but they have yet to win the Austrian Bundesliga trophy. It has to be noted that SV Ried and AT SV Wolfsberg are considered the club’s fiercest rivals.