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Kapfenberg vs Wacker Innsbruck Prediction & Betting tips
While the Austrian Bundesliga contests the last matchday this weekend, only matchday 26 out of 30 will take place in the second division. Due to the cancellation of the amateur leagues in Austria, there is no pressure for the teams from the lower half and many young talents can sniff professional air. This will be the case especially in the duel between Kapfenberg and Wacker Innsbruck on Friday evening.
This duel could almost be a youth game, because there will be countless teenagers on the pitch. Both teams focus on the youth – but with different success. Kapfenberg shows the table of the 2nd league in Austria at the bottom of the table, while Wacker Innsbruck is in fourth place. The game starts on Friday evening at 17:30 p.m.
The falcons from Kapfenberg have been playing in the second-highest league for eight years now and have earned a reputation as an excellent talent pool. A number of players made the leap from Kapfenberg into the large, wide football world – the most prominent example is certainly Michael Gregoritsch.
After it became known that the season in league two would continue and no team would relegate, the club management started a radical change and announced that several players would no longer play a role in the planning and that the rest of the season would be contested with half a youth team.
The games are therefore seen as preparation for the upcoming season and the results of the young Russ team should not necessarily serve as an indicator during these weeks.
Last weekend, central defender Mario Cetina was by far the oldest player at 25, the remaining players in the main line-up were no older than 21. Overall, the average age of the KSV squad is 20 years old.
Many players are gathering the first professional-level spores these days and weeks. Five defeats in the first six games after the re-start come as no surprise. Only in the home game against SV Horn did the KSV prevail 3-1.
Nevertheless, the conclusion can be quite positive, because with the exception of the swatter against SV Ried, the youngsters presented themselves as serious opponents and only conceded narrow defeats. Nevertheless, a tip on the home side between Kapfenberg and Wacker Innsbruck seems too risky.
Youth research was and is the motto in the camp of the Bundesliga relegated team, who is looking forward to rosier times, at least financially, through the entry of a Hamburg investor family. Reinforcements in the upcoming summer transfer window are ante portas in order to be able to achieve the goal of returning to the Bundesliga in 2020/21.
The rise was never an issue this year in the camp of the Grumser-Elf, which, however, caused a stir due to the upheaval with strong results and performances. In the season finish, the third final rank is still within the realm of possibility, currently Wacker Innsbruck is behind FC Liefering, the second guard of the Bulls, only because of the poorer goal difference.
The Tyroleans missed the jump back to third place last weekend when the Innsbruck team had to cope with the bitter equalization against SV Lafnitz in added time. The youthful light-heartedness made itself noticeable in the final phase, because instead of taking the pace out of the game, the Grumser-Elf acted too hastily and was already too far away from the opponents when the opponent was created.
For the second time in a row, the relegation team was unsuccessful after Innsbruck previously celebrated three wins in a row. In Kapfenberg, the return to Siegerstrasse should take place, however Matthäus Taferner has to be dispensed with. The Tyrolean home grown was brought back on loan from Dynamo Dresden in winter, but his loan contract ended with the original end of the season on June 30th.
An agreement to extend the loan by one month was not reached and the regular in the central midfield will no longer appear for Wacker. In addition to Taferner, goalkeeper Wedl and midfielder Tekir (both cruciate ligament rupture) will also be missing.
Despite the Taferner return to East Germany, the guests from Tyrol should be seen as the clear favorite in the duel with the bottom. The 6-2-4 away record is quite impressive and thus between Kapfenberg and Wacker Innsbruck a tip for the guests promises good chances of success.
Kapfenberg vs Wacker Innsbruck head to head matches
04.10.19 ERS Wacker Innsbruck Kapfenberg 1 : 2
20.04.18 ERS Kapfenberg Wacker Innsbruck 2 : 1
01.12.17 ERS Wacker Innsbruck Kapfenberg 1 : 1
15.09.17 ERS Kapfenberg Wacker Innsbruck 2 : 1
28.07.17 ERS Wacker Innsbruck Kapfenberg 0 : 0