Rapid Wien vs Slovan Bratislava Preview and Predictions

Rapid Wien vs Slovan Bratislava
Europa League Qualifying – 3rd Round 2nd Leg
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadion (Vienna).

Rapid Wien vs Slovan Bratislava Analysis for Prediction

This tie is wide open despite Slovan Bratislava netting a 2-1 win in the first leg. Rapid from Vienna are known for their spirited performances at home and have a record of overturning first leg defeats away from home.

While it’s true that the Austrians rarely start the double legged ties with defeats and when it happened back in 2012/13, they ended up overturning the deficit. It happened twice, in back-to-back ties, against PAOK and Vojvodina after losing the first leg 1-2.

Slovan Bratislava had their fair share on success in Europe as well, however, they haven’t made it to group stage since 2014/15.

The Slovenian club’s away record look poor on paper with a humble 3 wins coming from their last 18 outings, could be straight in the firing line against a team with scoring potential that of Wien.

Rapid Wien vs Slovan Bratislava Betting Tips

  • Both teams to Score @ 9/10 (1.90)
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 4/5 (1.80).

Rapid Wien vs Slovan Bratislava Head-to-head

The teams met previous in the 2007 UEFA Intertoto cup. Rapid won the double legged tie on 3-2 aggregate following 3-1 win in the home leg and 0-1 defeat in the reverse.

All Analysis and Tips for Second Leg Europa League fixtures compiled by Aron Wright. Below, you may find the preview for first leg of the corresponding tie.

Rapid Wien vs Slovan Bratislava Preview

Rapid Wien are back to Europa League after skipping the previous term of the competition.

Their last encounter with the second strongest continental competition saw them feature the group stage two years ago when they picked up only one win in six games against the likes of Sassuolo, Genk and Athletic Bilbao.

Can the Austrians make their way to the group once again two years later? They have two hurdles to jump above, the first one coming in the likes of Slovan Bratislava.

The Slovakian side will come into the game in high spirits after enjoying a marvellous start to the new Super Liga season.

They maintained the perfect record making it three wins in three games on Sunday, beating league newcomers Zemplin Michalovce 1-2 on the road. Goals came within the opening 25 minutes of the game through Filip Holosko and Rick van Haaren.

Martin Sevela has two red-hot strikers in his ranks in the likes of Andra Sporar and Mohammed Rharshalla who have combined the total of nine goals in four Europa League games so far.

They were both rested in the mentioned league victory over Zemplin Michalovce which best describes team’s ambitions for a deep run in Europa League this term.

Rapid will also come into the game high on confidence after an unbeaten start to their Bundesliga campaign. They bagged four goals past Admira and Rheindorf Altach in the process and they could get chances to strike the attacking-minded Slovan side here.