In the Admiral Bundesliga, the catch-up match of the 5th round Rapid Wien vs. TSV Hartberg is on the agenda. Both teams are on the past Saturday definitely slipped into the “absolute crisis mode”. Accordingly, one can speak of a trend-setting game at Allianz Stadium
Flashback: SK Rapid Wien lost the home match against Austria Klagenfurt with 0:1 on Saturday (match report – link). Especially in the first 30, 35 minutes the performance of Hütteldorf was “weak to worrying”. The team looked offensively oriented, but always trotted behind the opponent by at least one step. Interim coach and managing director-sport Zoran Barisic found clear words for this phase in the press conference (link). Only after the break did the performance improve, but Green-White is still in a nosedive in the standings. Currently, SK Rapid Wien is only in ninth position. The gap to the bottom of the table is only four points! A win is therefore practically mandatory to ensure “some peace” again and not to lose further ground when it comes to the championship group ranks. Tension and pressure are definitely guaranteed!
Let’s move on to the guests: TSV Hartberg travels to Vienna-Hütteldorf with a 1:5 home defeat against WSG Tirol (match report – link) in their luggage and as bottom of the table. It was already the second defeat in a row. Before that, as is well known, there was a 0:1 in the basement duel at SCR Altach! These two matches actually took place after the sensational 0:3 away win at LASK. Just in a phase when one got something “sporting upper water”, there were these two bitter damper! Do the Oststeirer now set at a stumbling big club and get out again to a big sporting throw? The answer to this question will come from the game itself
At this point, let’s focus on the sporting action, i.e. on the Allianz Stadium pitch in Vienna-Hütteldorf. The omens already outlined point to a very intense and probably also very interesting match on many levels. With Sportreport you are – as usual – LIVE on the ball. The match of Rapid Wien vs. TSV Hartberg will start at 4 p.m
Allianz Stadium, SR Altmann
Rapid Wien: Hedl – Koscelnik, Dibon (73./Moormann), Querfeld, Auer – Knasmüllner (66./Greil), Pejic (70./Kerschbaum) – Schick (66./Kühn), Druijf, Grüll (73./Bajic) – Burgstaller
TSV Hartberg: Swete – Horvat, Sonnleitner (79./Steinwender), Karamarko – Frieser, Fadinger (7./Kainz), Heil, Providence (70./Farkas) – Aydin (79./Gollner) – Kriwak (79./Almog), Tadic