Wattens - Liefering
Wattens hosts Liefering in round 13 of the Erste league. The league leaders will have a tough task today facing a team which can surprise anytime. The biggest motivation of promotion is not present in Liefering but the kids want to prove themselves. This is a big chance for any of the youngsters to play in the big league. Not to mention Liefering has the highest market value in the league.
Wattens got promoted two seasons back and this is their best season yet. They got a fine base of finance and this is maybe the time to shine. Wattens is by far the most convincing team so far and they have the second best attack but also the second best defense with 26:9 gd. They lost once for a total of 8-3-1 this season and 27 points all together. Wattens only lost to the promotion candidate number one Ried 1:2 and that was away. The other two notable lapses were at home versus minnows Innsbruck II and Austria Klagenfurt playing a draw. Against tough opponents at home they took wins against BW Linz and Neustadt.
Form is good for the hosts wining 5 of the last 6 matches playing mostly against the newly promoted.
Liefering is always among the top teams usually ranked second to fourth. But not everything works this season as they are ranked only 9`th with 16 points. There may be a lack of quality in Liefering this season or it is just that some players haven`t shown their potential. For instance a lot was expected from the striker Adayemi but he only scored once so far. And that is a big problem for Liefering this season. They don`t have a reliable striker and the midfielder Szoboszlai scored the most – 3 goals. With 17 goals scored in 12 matches Liefering has a very average attack while they also conceded 14 goals which also puts them in the middle. Form is bad for Liefering as they lost the last 4 matches but managed to score in each. Liefering has 2-0-4 away from home beating the likes of Juniors and last placed Horn.
Wattens has a good record against Liefering not losing in the last 8 taking 4 wins. No news from the home side.
Liefering will be missing Alexander Schmidt, Rene Hellermann, Rami Tekir and Anderson Niangbo.
I like the hosts to take the 3 points today.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 02.11. 19:15h