LASK Linz vs Club Bruges Today’s Betting Prediction
So slowly the decision is approaching who is allowed to play in the Champions League next season and who is not. In the coming week, the first leg of the play-off of the Champions League qualification. On Tuesday, d. August 20 meets the LASK from Austria at home on the Belgian traditional club FC Bruges. The LASK surprisingly knocked out FC Basel one round earlier, while FC Brugge knocked out Ukrainian opposition Dynamo Kiev.
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The LASK is currently the team of the hour in Austria. The team around coach Ismael Valerien stands with the maximum yield of nine points after three matchdays in the Austrian league in second place. At the start of the league the LASK celebrated a 2-0 home win against SCR Altach. Although they had less possession than the opponent, the home side earned a 7: 1 goal shot ratio. Two of them then led to the hits of Samuel Tetteh and Klauss. On the second match day the LASK had to travel to Austria Vienna. In a balanced first half second Christian Ramsebner scored the important 1: 0 opening goal shortly before the break. Austria urged without real opportunities to work out. The LASK waited and then beat just before the final whistle with the gates to 0: 2 and 0: 3 mercilessly. Matchday 3 causes the Linz team to play for the next away match. This time it went to Admira Wacker.
In the style of a top team, the LASK controlled the events and was able to achieve the 1-0 lead in injury time of the first half. In the second half they did not allow much, so it remained at the end of the 1-0 away win. But not only in the league it runs at the Linzern. Especially in the qualification for the Champions League they could put a big exclamation point. In the third round, they prevailed with two victories against the highly esteemed YB Bern from Switzerland. Already in the first leg in Bern, the Austrians laid the foundation for progress. With a decent fighter performance they led shortly before the end with 2: 0 before Bern could mark the connecting goal. Due to the away goals control this success was immensely important.
The second leg came as many had anticipated. YB Bern took over the control of the game, but could develop only a few good chances. The LASK fought and tried to succeed over counterattack. In the 59th minute Reinhold Ranftl scored the important 1: 0. YB Bern was even more challenged. As Ademi for Basel scored the 1: 1 draw (80th minute), drew the guests once again hope. The LASK but had something against it and marked in the final minutes with two hits the 3: 1 final score and thus made progress on the perfect.
Expected line-up LASK
Schlager – Wiesinger, Trauner, Pogatetz – Ranftl, Holland, Michori, Renner – Goiginger, Klauss, Tetteh
FC Brugge, just like the LASK, got off optimally to the season. After three games and nine points, the team of coach Philippe Clement greets from the top of the table. FC Brugge started with a 2-0 away win at Waasland-Beveren. The celebrated hero of this game was doublescorer Hans Vanaken. The third goal in 3: 1 success scored David Okereke. In the first home game of the season, Brugge was extremely goal-hungry. With 6: 0 they finished the team VV St. Truiden. In the third league match they drove a 2-0 away win at Oestende. After a tough fight and a lot of patience, David Okereke redeemed his colors with a 1: 0 in the 72nd minute. Ten minutes later Percy Tau made it clear with the 2: 0. In addition to the league, FC Brugge was also very successful in qualifying for the Champions League. After eliminating Sporting Lisbon, Brugge eliminated Dynamo Kiev in the third qualifying round. In the first leg they beat the Ukrainian representatives 1-0. Once again it was Hans Vanaken. In the second leg much was offered. Six goals and two red cards. At the end they split 3: 3 draws and thus Bruges could book the next round. Coach Philippe Clement has to do without the red-locked Percy Tau.
Expected line-up FC Bruges
Mignolet – Sobol, Deli, Mechele, Clinton – Vanaken, Rits, Vormer – Dennis, Okereke, Diatta
Best Betting Predictions Explained LASK Linz vs Club Bruges
The successes of the LASK in recent weeks have let the odds of a victory for the home side significantly lower. In fact, the LASK is currently playing very strong. At least since the win against Basel they have licked blood and want more. Thanks to the optimal start to the season in Austria, they have been able to regain more confidence from the league. However, this also applies on the other side for FC Bruges. The Belgians are leaders and were able to throw two well-known opponents Sporting Lisbon and Dynamo Kiev from the competition. Both teams will try to make as few mistakes as possible, so the game will neutralize a bit. In the end they will part with a draw.
Betting Prediction: The game ends in a draw