Rapid Wien vs Vaduz
UEFA Europa Conference League Qualification
Date: 25 August 2022, Thursday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadion (Vienna).
Rapid Wien disappointed their fans heavily seven days ago when they only drew 1-1 away at Vaduz in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League playoffs.
The Austrian outfit were not even the better side on the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of play as Vaduz deserved to get more than a stalemate on the occasion.
Vaduz are the only professional football club in Liechtenstein. They compete in the second tier of Swiss football and they have never previously been to the playoffs of any European competition.
The team led by Swiss manager Alissandro Mangiarratti have already written history by making it this far in the Conference League. Can they make a step up and qualify for the group phase?
Based on what we saw seven days ago in Liechtenstein, they certainly can. However, their domestic form does not promise much.
Vaduz have managed to collect just two points from the opening five rounds of the new Swiss Challenge League campaign.
On the other side, Rapid Wien have played the UEFA Europa League group stage in the last two years.
They have eliminated the likes of Lechia Gdansk and Neftci on the way to the playoffs and they have to be enormous favorites to advance here against Liechtenstein’s opposition.
However, we must say that Vaduz have already made huge upsets by eliminating the likes of Koper (Slovenia) and Konyaspor (Turkey) en route to the playoffs.
Knowing that Rapid Wien have only conceded three goals in the inaugural four rounds of the new Austrian Bundesliga campaign, we have to fancy the hosts to qualify without conceding here, though.
Rapid Wien vs Vaduz Head-to-head
- These two outfits did not have a chance to lock horns in the past.
- Their first head to head meeting came last week when they played out a 1-1 stalemate in Liechtenstein.
Rapid Wien vs Vaduz Prediction
FC Vaduz have the worst defensive record in the whole Swiss Challenge League with 13 goals conceded in the opening 5 rounds.
We can hardly see them avoiding a defeat when it matters the most against Rapid Wien. The home win by two or more goals difference has to be the way to go at the odds of 2.10.
Rapid Wien vs Vaduz Betting Tips
Rapid Wien to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.10 (11/10)
Rapid Wien to win to nil @ 2.50 (6/4) odd.