Sturm Graz vs Mattersburg
Date: Sunday, 16 February 2020
Kick-off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: Merkur-Arena (Graz).
With just three wins to boast of so far away from home, Mattersburg are likely to be given a run for their money when they lock horns with Sturm Graz this week.
Sturm Graz vs Mattersburg Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash ended in a 3-3 draw.
- Three of their previous four games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in five of their past seven fixtures.
- None of their last ten encounters have finished as a stalemate.
- Mattersburg have registered the win four times in their previous ten fixtures. (W-4, D-3, L-3)
Sturm Graz vs Mattersburg Prediction
Sturm Graz managed to hold LASK to a 3-3 draw on the road prior to the winter break. Despite going 3-0 up within the first thirty minutes, the hosts failed to keep their foes at bay and conceded twice before the end of the first half.
The home team then went on to have two of their players sent off, and ultimately succumbed to a late equalizer.
Nevertheless, Sturm Graz are still holding to the fifth spot on the ladder with twenty-eight points to their name.
On the other hand, Mattersburg brought their eight-match winless run to a halt in their most recent clash with Tirol away from home. Despite being cast as the underdogs in that latter matchup, the visitors posted a thumping 3-1 scoreline at the end of the ninety minutes.
Be that as it may, the visitors are yet to ensure any sort of consistency in their campaign. Miserably, the guests have come away with the win in just one of their past five outings on the trot.
In sharp contrast, Sturm Graz have salvaged a point at the least in three of their past five games here. It is also worth mentioning that the visiting contingent have secured the bragging rights just twice in their previous twenty-one trips to this venue.
Taking into account that the guests are yet to pick up a win against a side that is currently dwelling in the top five, count on Sturm Graz to taste success in this one.
Furthermore, goals have not been hard to come by at this stadium as of late. In fact, all of the past three games here have featured over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards.
Additionally, all but one of their past five h2h meetings here have also been high scoring affairs. Considering that the reverse fixture of this matchup saw four goals shared between the two sides, expect no dearth of goals come Sunday either.
Sturm Graz vs Mattersburg Betting tips
Sturm Graz to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).