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Sturm vs Ried Predictions today and Betting Tips

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Betting prediction:

The scenario that best fits this match will be the existence of some goals. In this match it is expected that Sturm Graz will dominate and act in a very offensive way, however, Dijon will give everything to score a goal away from home. It should be noted that two clubs have many flaws in the sector further back. That said, and taking these factors into account, betting in favor of the ‘’More 2.5 Goals” market in this match is a good option.

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Over 2,5 goals

Odd 1.70

Match preview

Sturm Graz and Ried face at Merkur Arena, in a match for the 16th round of the Bundesliga. In the last league head‑to‑head, played in 24‑10‑2020, Sturm Graz got an away win by (0‑2). The head‑to‑head history at this stadium, favours the home team, since in the last 3 head‑to‑heads they won 2 and tied 1. Accordingly, in the last head‑to‑head played at this stadium, for the Bundesliga, on 15‑04‑2017, Sturm Graz won by (1‑0). P. Zulechner (88′ ) scored the only goal of the match.

Analysis of Sturm

After 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, the home team is in the 3rd position, havinf won 28 points so far. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Rheindorf Altach by (2‑1), after in the previous match they have won (2‑1) at home, against Hartberg. They come to this match after a home win against First Vienna by (1‑0). For the league, Sturm Graz won 16 points out of 21 possible points, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 7 home matches.

In this competition, they have a sequence of 4 wins in the last home matches. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition.

Sturm Graz starts this match after a 1-0 victory against First Vienna, advancing in this way to the next stage of the Austrian Cup. In the last Bundesliga match, the home team lost 2-1 against Altach. In this game at home, the coach Christian Ilzer should use the usual 4-3-3 privileging the maintenance of the ball possession and the organized attacks: Otar Kiteishvili is one of those responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. For this match the coach does not have Vincent Trummer due to physical problems.

Analysis of Ried

The away team is currently in the 10th position of the league, with 14 points won, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Salzburg, by (3‑0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Admira, by (0‑0). In the last 7 away league matches Ried has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 5 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 21 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 2‑0 (3 out of 7 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away mathes there is a tendency for goals, since 11 of the last 15 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that has had problems scoring first, since they have only opened up the score once in the last 15 matches for the Bundesliga. In 15 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 13 times and have only turned the score around in 3.

Ried’s team leaves for this match after a draw, in the reception to Admira, adding in this way the third consecutive encounter without winning in this competition. Usually the coach Miron Muslic carries a cautious team to the field with the 3-5-2, with Marco Grüll and Ante Bajic the most advanced men in this formation. We emphasize that the visitors have presented several gaps in the maintenance of the possession of the ball and in the defensive transition. All players are available for this match.

Betting tip

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Over 2,5 goals

Odd 1.70

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