Our football match prediction:
Austria Vienna and AEL Limassol played out a goalless draw at Ernst Happel Stadion in the first leg of the Europa League third qualifying round, but it has to be noted that the Violets failed to turn their dominance into goals. A close encounter appears on the horizon in the return leg and we predict that both teams will adopt a cautious approach in Wednesday’s football game. Austria Wien, though, missed a couple of clear-cut chances to score in the first leg and that is the main reason why we believe the visitors will book their place in the next qualifying round. AEL are eyeing their sixth consecutive clean sheet in the process, but preventing Austria attackers from scoring in back-to-back matches is easier said than done. A man to watch in the away team will be Felipe Pires, who played for Salzburg in the past.
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.