Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
After producing a fine display in a 4-3 loss to Villarreal, Lech Poznan will look to record their first group win when they face Austria at Stadion Miejski. The Polish outfit have been showing signs of improvement in the national championship, with the team winning three of their last four league fixtures, while sharing the spoils with Pogon. Even though all Ba Loua, Marchwinski, and Salamon continue to miss out with injuries, home win should be considered.
The Violets, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw with Hapoel Beer Sheva in their Conference League opener. Since Austria struggle on the travels, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Lech Poznan, who proved their worth in the defeat to Villarreal. All Baltaxa, Handl, Raguz, and Wustinger are out of contention through injuries for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Rogne):
Thomas Rogne is a Norwegian footballer who plays for Polish club Lech Poznan as a centre-back. The experienced defender spent his youth career at Norwegian clubs Lommedalen and Stabaek, and he continue wearing the blue shirt at senior level.
Rogne then joined Scottish giants Celtic in the winter of 2020, signing a three and a half-year contract with the club. The Norwegian footballer scored two goals in 50 appearances in the Scotland Premiership for the Hoops. Before moving to Lech Poznan in 2018, the towering defender (193 cm) played for the likes of Wigan Athletic, and IFK Goteborg as well.
Thomas Rogne made his Norway debut on February 29, 2012 in a friendly match against Northern Ireland. The Norwegians won the game by three goals to nil, with Rogne playing all 90 minutes. The Lech Poznan defender wears the No. 4 jersey at the Polish club and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Austria Vienna):
Austria Wien are an Austrian football club that was founded in March, 1911. Thirteen years later the Violets won their first Austrian Bundesliga title, finishing the season four points clear of fellow capital club First Vienna.
Speaking of the club’s recent trophies, Austria Wien clinched their 24th domestic title in 2013, while lifting their 27th Austrian Cup trophy in 2009. The club’s bitterest rivals are Rapid Wien and the teams face each other in the Wien derby. Austria Wien are regarded as a middle-class club, while Rapid’s supporters mostly come from the city’s working class. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Violets participated in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1978, losing to Anderlecht in the title game.
Austria Wien welcome their rivals at Franz Horr Stadium, the venue that has been the home ground of the club since 1973. The stadium’s current capacity is 13 400. The club’s colours are violet and white, but they often play their away games in red kits.