Our prediction for this Austria Bundesliga match:
LASK will be looking to make amends for a shocking 2-1 loss to Hartberg when they take on Wolfsberger at Lavanttal Arena on Sunday afternoon. LASK produced a poor display in their first match after the coronavirus break, and, as a result, they have slim chances of winning their first ever Bundesliga title. Considering that the Black-Whites are low on confidence ahead of the trip to Wolfsberg, we do not believe that away win should be considered.
Boss Valerien Ismael is widely expected to make changes to the starting XI, but Joao Klauss, who found the net in the 2-1 defeat to Hartberg, is likely to lead the line for the visitors. Wolfsberger restarted the season with a 2-1 win over Sturm Graz, with the team overtaking LASK in the second place in the table. Shon Weissman scored his 23rd goal of the season against Sturm, and we predict that he is going to lead Wolfsberger to yet another victory.
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 (LASK):
Founded back in 1908, LASK are an Austrian football club that compete in the Bundesliga. Die Laskler play home games at Waldstadion in Pashing. The stadium with the capacity of 7,870 was opened in 1990 and nowadays is known under the name of Raiffeisen Arena. The club, though, welcome their rivals at the 14,000 capacity Linzer Stadion in European competitions.
Back in the 1964/65 season LASK clinched their first and only Austrian Bundesliga trophy, with the team finishing the campaign one point clear of second-placed Rapid Wien. LASK became the first club outside Vienna to win the domestic title and, to make things even better for the fans, die Laskler clinched the domestic cup the same year.
LASK’s home colours are white and violet, whilst they wear black and white when playing on the travels. In the 2018/2029 season LASK booked their place in the Europa League group stages.