St. Pölten - Ried

Under / Over
Pick: Over 2,5 goals
Odds: 2.03
Stake: 1

Match date: 27/04/2021

St. Pölten and Ried are playing today from the 6pm CET match of 6th round of the play-offs to stay in the 1st Austrian league. A few days ago these two rivals played in Ried and the host celebrated with a score 2:1, although the guests played better and missed a number of great goal chances.

With this defeat St. Pölten remained in last place, five more games until the end and today's rematch against Ried has a huge significance. Coach Georg Zellhofer was very disappointed after Saturday's defeat and announced that his team must do everything to win today.

It isn't in his favor that St. Pölten have lost their last 6 home matches in a row and have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 10 home games.

- We must to improve our realization and start scoring goals, a victory against Ried is imperative - said coach Georg Zellhofer, who is missing several players.

Left-back Kofi Schulz and defensive midfielder Peter Pokorny have to serve suspensions due to cards, while Lukas Tursch und Reza Asadi have been injured for some time. However, striker Meister, midfielder Halper and defender Mehmedbegović have recovered, while the trio Davies - Schmidt - Hugi are ready, from whom the greatest expectations are, and so far they have scored 17 goals together.

Ried was weaker than St. Pölten on the start of play-offs, but when it was most important, his players started to play very well, and in five games they won 11 points and now they are eight points away from the last place, which only brings a move to a lower rank.

Of course, atmosphere in the team of Ried is very good, and coach Andreas Heraf is especially pleased that the attackers led by 22-year-old Marco Grüll have worked very well. Grüll is already being filmed by many stronger clubs and he has a big motive.

A particular problem for Ried is still defense, which is the second worst in the league with 51 goals conceded in 27 games, but Heraf is an offensive-minded coach. Guests have virtually no injury problems, so it’s possible to start the same 11 as three days ago.

Bookmakers give a certain advantage to the host, who needs points much more, but on the players of St. Pölten is a big psychological pressure, which could restrain them. The guests are much calmer and it will be easier for them to play. It's realistic to expect constant attacks from the home team, but Ried can also fight back, so the offensive players have an advantage for at least three goals today.

LOST Score: 0:0 Profit: -1
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