2019–20 Austrian Bundesliga – Sturm Graz vs Salzburg Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Sturm Graz vs Salzburg taking place? Wednesday 10th June, 2020 – 19:30 (UK)

Where is Sturm Graz vs Salzburg taking place? Merkur Arena, Graz

Where can I get tickets for Sturm Graz vs Salzburg? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

What television channel is Sturm Graz vs Salzburg on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Sturm Graz vs Salzburg? Bet365 members can stream Austrian Bundesliga matches so it is worth checking their schedule

THE TEAM NEWS

STURM GRAZ

  • Sturm Graz have struggled since the season resumed with their latest result a heavy 4-0 defeat to Rapid Wien on Sunday and that is now three straight defeats for the Championship Round’s bottom side.
  • Their form was hardly much better before the break though as they have now won just one of their last eight league games and they are quickly becoming the whipping boys of the Championship Round.
  • Defender Avlonitis will make a welcome return following his one-match ban and the coach will almost certainly reinstate him to the starting line-up to try and get some solidity.

SALZBURG

  • Salzburg put more distance between themselves and the chasing pack with an emphatic 0-6 win at Hartberg on Sunday and they are firing on all cylinders at the moment in their pursuit of more silverware.
  • Not for the first time this season, Patson Daka was the star of the show with the Zambian forward firing in a hat-trick which took him to 21 goals for the season and he is very much in contention to top the scoring charts.
  • Salzburg have scored 13 goals and conceded none in their three competitive games since the season restarted with their strength in depth particularly notable in recent games as fringe players have come in and performed well when asked.

THE PREDICTION

Both these sides’ last game before the enforced break was against each other and, unsurprisingly, it was Salzburg who were the victors on that occasion. The table-toppers have been in irresistible form since the season restarted and they are scoring goals for fun which can only spell bad news for a Sturm Graz side who shipped four goals to Rapid Wien on Sunday. This looks like a Championship Round mismatch and that is likely to be reflected in the score with Salzburg fancied to rack up the goals in a convincing win.

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