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Grazer vs Wacker Innsbruck Prediction & Betting tips
In the second-highest Austrian division, a prestigious duel between two traditional clubs is on the program this weekend. In Graz, the GAK and Wacker Innsbruck, two former Austrian champions, face each other.
The golden years in the club’s history were long ago on both sides. The hosts from Graz had to start all over again in the depths of Austrian amateur football and have only been represented in professional football again this season.
The Red Devils are third to last after 22 match days, while the guests from Innsbruck are in third place. Nevertheless, lucrative betting odds are offered for a guest win. Between the GAK and Wacker Innsbruck, the tip for the guests attracts significantly more than the double bet.
The top game of match day 23 in the second division will kick off on Friday evening at 17:30 p.m. Due to the ghost games, the GAK is currently not moving to the Merkur Arena, but is playing the home games in Gleisdorf.
The GAK fans had to wait for twelve years before the beloved club was once again represented in professional football. Financial concerns presented the club with a complete restart in the amateur area. However, the GAK put on an amazing series and celebrated six titles and promotions en suite.
The successful GAK fans were not disappointed at the beginning of the new season. The club continued to swim on the wave of success and was sensational after six game days with 13 points in second place in the table.
On the seventh match day there was a loss to Wacker Innsbruck and a heralded in a negative trend that was not considered possible. The remaining ten games in autumn could no longer be won. After five defeats en suite, the calendar year 2019 ended with five draws.
Even in the calendar year 2020, there was initially no end to the negative trend and the long corona break and the termination in the Austrian football lower house were certainly not a worst-case scenario for the GAK. Relegation worries no longer exist and the team can play free.
After 14 winless games en suite, the Plassnegger team celebrated a sensational 4-2 win in the last home game against leaders SV Ried. The GAK was already 0: 2 behind and showed great morale. The upturn was short-lived, however, because just a few days later, the newcomer had to surrender to the Upper Austria Juniors.
Behind the two aspiring aspirants SV Ried and Austria Klagenfurt, the very young team from Wacker Innsbruck has finally established itself as the third force. The promotion in this season was never a realistic topic, rather it was about putting the club on a healthy footing and being able to lay a basis for the successful future with the young players.
The goal of advancement should only become a topic in the coming season, after the entry of a German investor became public. Millions should not be chugged in, but the future prospects are much more positive than a few months ago.
In addition, the players also ensure an absolutely positive mood. In the first two games after the Corona compulsory break, Wacker Innsbruck held the upper hand. Thanks to a furious finish, Amstetten was able to turn a 0: 2 deficit.
The home game against Blau Weiß Linz ended with a 2-0 win for the Grumser protégés, who despite the young age presented themselves as the more relaxed team. The only downside was the yellow-red card for Joppich in injury time. Young international player Köchl will probably start again on the right-back position.
The strong performance of the Innsbruck team (5-1-2 record in the last eight league games) ensured that those responsible did not throw all structures overboard despite the Hamburg merchant family’s entry. In the last few days there have been reports of contract extensions for players.
Grazer vs Wacker Innsbruck head to head matches
24.09.19 CUP Grazer Wacker Innsbruck 1 : 2
14.09.19 ERS Wacker Innsbruck Grazer 2 : 0
09.05.07 BUN Wacker Innsbruck Grazer 5 : 1
03.03.07 BUN Grazer Wacker Innsbruck 3 : 2
04.11.06 BUN Wacker Innsbruck Grazer 1 : 1