Austria Vienna vs Rijeka
UEFA Europa League
Date: 19th October 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Ernst-Happel-Stadion (Vienna).
Austria Vienna suffered a 1-5 disaster against Milan on the opening day, but they bounced back with a massive point from the Greek capital to return in the contest for the second position in the Group D.
The Austrians could make a major step towards getting there this Thursday when they host the last-placed Rijeka at Ernst-Happel-Stadion.
Thorsten Fink’s side backed up the point against AEK with a clean sheet win over Rheindorf Altach in the domestic league, but the last weekend saw them suffering a 3-0 defeat in the derby with Bundesliga leaders Sturm Graz on the road.
The midfielder Raphael Holzhauser and the striker Kevin Friesenbichler will be the biggest threat to Rijeka’s goal with 11 goals combined across competitions so far.
The Croats were on the brink of stunning Milan at San Siro two weeks ago, but the 94th-minute goal from Patrick Cutrone annulled their effort of coming back from two down earlier on.
The team led by Matjaz Kek is still looking for their first points in the campaign and the weekend’s domestic defeat at bottom-half Istra 1961 will not do much on improving the confidence ahead of an important trip to the Austrian capital.
Austria Vienna vs Rijeka: Head to head
This will be the first ever head to head meeting between the two sides.
Austria Vienna vs Rijeka: Prediction
We fancy Austria Vienna not to lose the match at the odds of 8/15 given that they have a much greater experience in playing strong matches at the highest level compared to Rijeka.
Austria Vienna vs Rijeka: Bets
The main bet is Austria Vienna or Draw Double Chance at 1.53.
Braver tipsters can take Austria Vienna to win the match at 2.70.
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