St Polten is coming to this clash with positive thoughts, as they were able to destroy Admira in the previous round with a 0:5 result, playing away from home.
Everything in this encounter was already settled after the first forty-five minutes when the visitors had a 0:4 advantage. They scored another one in the continuation, in the 69th minute to be precise, and record a very convincing victory in this pretty much one-sided encounter.
St Polten is currently positioned at 2nd place in Tipico Bundesliga, having four points out of two matches that they played.
The hosts will miss goalkeeper Riegler (1/0), plus offensive midfielder Davies (1/0) due to injuries.
Rapid Vienna made a setback in the second round when they come with a 1:1 away draw against Sturm Graz.
The visitors had the upper hand in this clash, but lack of concentration at the finish of an attack cost them three points in this one. The home side took the lead first in the 52nd minute, while the visitors were only able to level up in the 68th over Demir, despite several very nice chances in the second part.
With this draw, Rapid Vienna occupies 3rd place in the overall standings. They started the season in a pretty much the same way as St Polten, and surely this upcoming match will be interesting.
Central defender Dibon is out since the season has started, as well as defensive midfielder Velimirovic, midfielder Schobesberger – all three without playing in the new season. Midfielder Schick (1/0) is also out injured.
Not too much of an underdog
The guests from Vienna are considered favorites in this one by the bookmakers, and most probably will pull this one out. However, the way St Polten started the new season, and how they performed in their last match, I don’t think that this one would be an easy win for the guests. The home side is more than capable to be dangerous in this encounter, and goals from both sides are seeming quite a realistic scenario.