Austria Vienna vs. SKN St. Pölten

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In the 30th round of the Tipico Bundesliga there is the duel Austria Vienna vs. SKN St. Pölten on the program. There are two questions ahead of the game Room: Can the hosts continue the triumphal march and further secure the place at the top of the table, or do guests score an important away win in the relegation battle in the Generali Arena?

First things first: let’s take a look at the location of the hosts! But Austria Vienna got into sport late! The violets have four victories in a row! The Vienna Violets last managed this in October 2016! The last point in this winning streak was for coach Ilzer’s team last Tuesday. The 2-0 away win was overshadowed by two negative events.

After a “rustic attack” by Daniel Toth, playmaker Dominik Fitz had to leave the field due to injury. The diagnosis: tearing of the syndesmotic ligament in the left leg and at least three months of compulsory break! In the hot final phase of the championship, the violets definitely have to do without a key player. The second injured player Benedikt Pichler, on the other hand, has a slight all-clear. As the violets announce in the press release, the wing car, also after a foul by Toth, has at least not suffered a “gross knee injury”. The legitimate question in the room is how the host can compensate for these two failures.

We come to the guests: SKN St. Pölten is still deep in the relegation battle. On the last day of the game, a possible liberation strike was awarded in the home game against WSG Tirol. After a 1-0 lead, it ended in a 1-1 draw! A felt defeat in the relegation battle! The game itself was by no means high-class. However, the Lower Austrians had everything under control until they were excluded from Gorzel. What happened after that can confidently be called “chaos minutes”. The legitimate question that therefore arises in the run-up to the game is: Which face of the three faces will the Lower Austrians show in the Generali-Arena? That of the fine soccer team? That of the “defensive chaos minutes” or the undisciplined which weakens itself with unnecessary relegation? The game itself will provide the answer!

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So let’s focus on the game itself! The signs indicate an interesting and probably very intense game again. With Sportreport you are – as usual – LIVE on the ball. SKN St. Pölten is at 5 p.m.

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