Rapid Wien vs Mattersburg
Austria – Bundesliga Europa League Playoff
Date: Tuesday, 28th May 2019
Kick-off at 18.00 UK/ 19.00 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadion (Vienna).
Despite finishing below Mattersburg in the league table, in the regular season, Wien climbed their way to the top of the relegation group standings, and with a four-point lead nonetheless. As of now, they are staring at a one-off game, the victory in which will pit them against Strum Graz for a place in Europe.
The home advantage will definitely come into play here. Rapid had a good ending to their home season, and their away record was impressive too. Mattersburg, on the other hand, could record just a single win on the road, once the relegation round began. Still, considering this is a one-off tie, they do have a chance.
Rapid Wien vs Mattersburg Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last four games in a row saw home wins.
- 16 of the last 17 matches had goals from the home teams.
- 18 of the last 21 wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Eight of the last ten encounters at this venue had two or more goals by the home team.
Rapid Wien vs Mattersburg Prediction
Wien was easily the best team in the relegation round, and they ended with a four-point lead at the top, after starting the round in the second position. They were also unbeaten in seven of their last nine home ties and won six of them as well. They found the back of the net in 15 of their last 16 home fixtures and did so twice or more in 10 of them.
Meanwhile, Mattersburg lost four of their last five away ties. They also conceded two or more goals in five of their last six such fixtures.
Importantly, Wien recorded 18 of the last 21 h2h wins at this venue and scored twice or more in eight of their last ten. Also, the last four h2h encounters had home wins.
Expect Wien to progress to the finals of the playoffs.
Rapid Wien vs Mattersburg Betting Tips
Rapid Wien to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
EH: -1 for Rapid Wien; Rapid Wien to Win @ 2.20 (6/5).