PASCHING. Wattens had a straightforward win over LASK Linz. The hero of the match was N. Prelec who scored in the 5th, 41st and 63rd minute. It was LASK Linz to score first with a goal from K. Nakamura. Notwithstanding, later Wattens found the way to reverse the score scoring 4 consecutive goals with N. Prelec (5′), N. Prelec (41′), L. Rinaldi (45′) and N. Prelec (63′). LASK Linz lost this match even if it was better in terms of ball possession (59%).
The match was played at the Raiffeisen Arena stadium in Pasching on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Chiristian-Petru Ciochirca with the assistance of Robert Steinacher and Edin Kudic. The 4th official was Achim Untergasser. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 10.9 degrees Celsius or 51.64 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 79%.
LASK Linz had a superior ball possession 59% while Wattens was struggling with a 41% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
LASK Linz was putting more pressure with 55 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 6 were on target. Anyway, Wattens was able to find the solution to win this match.
LASK Linz shot 15 times, 6 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Wattens shot 12 times, 7 on target, 5 off target.
LASK Linz received 1 yellow card (N. Celic). On the other side, Wattens received 1 yellow card (L. Sulzbacher).
After this match, LASK Linz will stay with 18 points to sit in the 2nd place. Regarding the opposition, Wattens will have 11 points like Wolfsberger AC and Austria Klagenfurt to hold in the 6th place.
In the next match in the Admiral Bundesliga, LASK Linz will play away against Salzburg on the 1st of October with a 21-4 head to head record in favor of Salzburg (10 draws).
Wattens will host Rapid Vienna on the 1st of October with a 8-1 head to head statistic in favor of Rapid Vienna (1 draw).
LASK Linz – Formation
LASK Linz started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Dietmar Didi Kühbauer decided to play with the following team: Alexander Schlager, Marvin Potzmann , Philipp Ziereis , Felix Luckeneder , René Renner , Nemanja Celic , Peter Michorl , Thomas Goiginger , Robert Žulj , Keito Nakamura and Efthymios Koulouris .
The home team had on the bench: Nikolas Polster, Ákos Kecskés, Filip Twardzik, Florian Flecker, Sascha Horvath, Husein Balić and Gabriel Zirngast .
LASK Linz made 3 changes: N. Celic for S. Horvath (46′), E. Koulouris for H. Balic (65′) and P. Michorl for G. Zirngast (81′).
Best player: Robert Žulj
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for LASK Linz was Robert Žulj.
His rating iswith 53 passes (73% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.
Wattens – Formation
Wattens started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
Thomas Silberberger played with: Ferdinand Oswald, Lukas Sulzbacher , Felix Bacher , Raffael Behounek , Osarenren Okungbowa , Kofi Schulz , Thomas Sabitzer , Valentino Müller , Bror Blume Jensen , Lautaro Rinaldi and Nik Prelec .
These were the players on the bench: Benjamin Ožegović, Dominik Stumberger, Alexander Ranacher, Johannes Naschberger , Denis Tomić, Tim Prica and Justin Forst .
Wattens could not rely on the presence of D. Stumberger (injured).
Wattens made 5 changes: O. Okungbowa for D. Stumberger (22′), L. Rinaldi for T. Prica (78′), N. Prelec for J. Forst (78′), T. Sabitzer for J. Naschberger (78′) and L. Sulzbacher for A. Ranacher (86′).
Best player: Nik Prelec
The most impressive player for Wattens was Nik Prelec.
His rating iswith 3 goals, 21 passes (52% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 14.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Admiral Bundesliga.