Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on Worthersee Stadion when Wolfsberger and CSKA Moscow go head to head in the Europa League group stages round 1. The Austrian outfit made a slow start to the domestic campaign, with the team experiencing all sorts of problems at the back in the first five league fixtures. Wolfsberger represented Austria in the Europa League last term, but they recorded only one win in the process.
The Armeitsy, on the other hand, registered only one win in the previous eight games in the Europa League. Considering that CSKA are not regarded as good travellers, we are tempted to put our money on draw. The good news for the visitors is that Iceland defender Magnusson returns from a domestic ban, but the likes of Nababkin, Schennikov, and Sigurdsson are all likely to miss the match with injury. Anyhow, share of spoils is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Michael Liendl):
After playing for the likes of Grazer, Kapfenberger, Austrian Wien, and Wolfsberger in Austria, Micheal Liendl moved to Germany in the 2014/15 season, signing a deal with Fortuna Dusseldorf. The attacking midfielder scored 11 goals in 52 league appearances for the Rheinlander before joining fellow German club 1860 Munich.
Following his three year spell with the Lions, Michael Liendl move to the Netherlands where he played for Twente in the Eredivisie. In 2018, though, he decided to return to Wolfsberger, and he has been playing for the Austrian club ever since. Born in Graz on October 25, 1985, Liendl wears the No. 10 shirt at Wolfsberger.
The experienced midfielder made his Austria debut on June 3, 2014 in a 2-1 win over Czech Republic. His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as both central and left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Wolfsberger which should expire on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (CSKA Moscow):
The most prominent division of the CSKA Moscow sports club, the Armeitsy as they are commonly referred to in Russia were founded in 1911 and were the official team of the Soviet Army during the communist era. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, PFC CSKA Moscow have been become a privately owned club, with the Ministry of Defence as a shareholder.
The Army Men are one of the most successful clubs in Russian football with a rich legacy and extensive heritage both in modern era and in Soviet football alike CSKA Moscow won seven Soviet championship titles, while they have also added six Russian Premier League title for the total tally of 13 major domestic honours.
CSKA Moscow also boast a remarkable record at the international level as well with the Armeitsy winning the UEFA Cup in 2005 having beaten Sporting CP to become the first ever Russian club to win a major European title. During the last decade CSKA Moscow reached UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in 2010 and the knockout stage the following year.