Rapid Wien vs Trencin
2016/17 Europa League Play-Off
Date: Thursday, 25 August 2016,
Kick-Off: 20:05 UK
Venue: Allianz Stadion (Vienna).
Rapid Vienna have a massive 4-0 lead from the first leg when they welcome Slovakian outfit AS Trencin for the second leg clash of the Europa League play-off on Thursday.
The 21-year old midfielder Louis Schaub who put three goals past a sorry Trencin in front of their own fans in the first leg clash a week ago. Mike Buskens got his tactics spot on, despite Rapid seeing the ball far and few on the night. Their quick counter attacking movements and some fine finish in front of goal gave them an huge lead to defend in the home leg on Thursday.
Rapid Veinna are in some fine form at the moment and are unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions with four wins and a draw. They have scored 16 goals during the period and conceded just two.
While AS Trencin are on a four match win-less run in Europe starting with their 2-3 home defeat to Olimpija Ljubljana in the second round of the Champions League qualifiers.
Rapid Vienna vs Trencin: Head-to-Head Stats
The first leg clash on 18th August 2016 is the first ever meeting between Rapid Vienna and AS Trencin in a UEFA competition.
Rapid Vienna have won 3 and lost 4 from 7 matches against Slovakian oppositions. Their home record in 3 home matches against visitors from Slovakia is 2 wins and a draw.
Rapid Vienna vs Trencin: Prediction
Rapid just need to avoid a heavy defeat on Thursday to confirm their ticket to the Europa League group stages, but they must not get complacent. They Austrians are a regular name in UEFA competitions and they are pretty experienced at this level than their opponents from Slovakia. It is quite impossible for the visitors to overturn the deficit. Knowing that themselves, they will be playing without any sorts of pressure.
Rapid Vienna have been prolific in front of goal lately and averages 3.2 goals per game from their last five matches. So, they can be backed to find the back of the net at least twice here. The hosts have also scored the first goal in each of their last five matches and a bet on Rapid to lead at half time is a worthy investment.
Rapid Vienna vs Trencin: Tips
- Rapid to win at half-time at 1.80 (Recommended)
- Rapid to score over 1.5 goals at 1.44