Austria is again looking for a way out of the crisis and wants to take three points against Mattersburg. We report live from 14.30 clock of the game in the ticker.
"Every week there is a chance to make the turnaround, thinking of putting it into action in order to steer it in a positive direction," said Austria captain Alexander Grunwald. However, the midfielder, who was looking for his own form, also knew: "Against Mattersburg, we must let the words follow deeds." For the displeasure of the fans he has understanding, said Grunwald also.
Austria Vienna in crisis
The seventh-placed Austria are already eight points behind sixth-placed Sturm Graz, but only three points ahead of the last Admira. The relegation battle seems closer than that for a place in the upper half of the table. Mattersburg could leave the Austria with a threesome in the Generali Arena behind.
Against the Burgenlaender Austria should avoid a defeat to the mood at the Vienna
Distribution circuit does not become even gloomier. The bureau around
President Frank Hensel turned in an open letter on Friday
the fans appealed to get together. The language came indirectly
the incidents last in Pasching, as the Austria supporters with pyrotechnic use forced a game interruption. Austria announced a crackdown on the perpetrators.
Christian Ilzer also has no easy standing with the followers. Fetched as a bearer of hope, the Styrian has been working for months on the right mix and playing equipment of his team. On Friday, Ilzer reported progress that he sees in daily practice. "The overall situation has stabilized, there is little to see from the outside, but the feeling is there," said the violet coach. However, it is also a fact that there are no successes. Grunwald hoped for a brighter future: "We are one hundred percent convinced that if we continue on our way, things will get better again."
Mattersburg expects "absolute cut"
5: 1 for Austria ended the first season duel in the Poplar Stadium, Christoph Monschein met three times for the Viennese.
On Sunday, the Mattersburg want to counter more. Coach Franz
Ponweiser expected an "absolute cut." The pressure is up
big on both sides. "Ponweiser explained that he targeted his team
set the playing style of the opponent. "The Austria
has last shown where she is vulnerable, "Mattersburgs knew
Trainer. He has to go on seven-time goal scorer Andreas Gruber
dispense, which fails due to a sideband injury.
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