Rheindorf Altach vs Mattersburg
Austria – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: CASHPOINT Arena, Altach.
Two bottom half sides from the previous term of Bundesliga are set to take on each other on the opening Matchday of the new campaign on Saturday afternoon at CASHPOINT Arena. Both Altach and Mattersburg will come into the game in high spirits after picking up victories in the first round of the Austrian Cup last weekend.
The hosts did not have any troubles storming past the Regionalliga outfit Parndorf 0-3 on Sunday. Goals came from Adrian Grbic, Philipp Netzer and Andreas Lienhart. Altach did not change their squad much in general in between two seasons. They did made a change on the bench, appointing Werner Grabherr as the new head coach this summer. The former youth team manager will thus make his official league debut in this tie with Mattersburg.
Rheindorf Altach vs Mattersburg: Head-to-head
The head to head score is all tied at 11 wins for each of the two teams ahead of their landmark 30th encounter.
Interestingly, none of past five H2H meetings saw three or more goals scored.
Only one of last six H2H games saw goals at both ends.
Altach dominated the tie in matches at CASHPOINT Arena where they won 9, drew 3 and lost 3 of 15 games so far.
Rheindorf Altach vs Mattersburg: Prediction
Mattersburg eased their way to the second round of the Austrian Cup as well, beating the amateur side of Allerheiligen 1-3 on the road last Friday. The most recent acquisition Marko Kvasina inspired the victory with a brace. It will be interesting to see if the Croatian forward could replace team’s top scorer from the previous season Smail Prevljak who returned to his parent club Salzburg after spending last season at Pappelstadion.
Mattersburg were pretty inconsistent in their recent off-season friendlies as they will come into this off the back of two losses and wins apiece. It’s certainly a poor record knowing the opposition included the likes of Znojmo, Mira, Kapfenberger and Allerheiligen.
Since both teams showed plenty of holes at the back during the pre-season, backing goals at both ends just has to be the way to go here. Braver punters can try with Altach to win & BTTS at the odds of 5.00.
Rheindorf Altach vs Mattersburg: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80
Rheindorf Altach to win & BTTS @ 5.00.