It’s not easy for WSG Tirol to catch fire, but after seven consecutive competitive defeats, there is currently a risk of fire. “We want and almost have to turn the goal against Altaç and get the three points,” WSG coach Thomas Silberberger said before the home game. The Tyrolean side achieved their latest win with a 3-2 win in Lustenau on September 17 against FC Landel. It was also the only one in the current league season.
WSG can stay in the table with a win
The only positive for WSG is that Lustenauer’s team, still without a win, is worse off with three draws so far, and the ‘Red Lantern’ are still two points away. With a win over Altach in Innsbruck, they can at least keep pace with ninth-placed Altach and 10th-placed Blau-Weiss Linz (13 each).
“Of course it’s the kind of win that is a must so we can connect with the teams in front of us again. But the only thing we have to do is believe in ourselves all week, and I do that without reservation, that’s why it will be An exciting game.” The Altachers will want to be successful in this match and extend their lead over second-to-last place to 11 points with an away win.
Altach with great respect to the Tyroleans
“It’s a very important game for them not to fall behind, but we want to make sure we keep our opponents a distance back and don’t lose sight of the top,” said Altach coach Joachim Standqvist. . There is respect for the opponent despite WSG’s losing streak. He added: “Watens was recently close to winning one point against Salzburg and has stabilized in the past few weeks, even if the results do not show it that way.”
In terms of results, things did not go according to plan for both teams recently in the league. The Altash team earned only two points in the last five rounds. As for the Tyroleans, they did not score a single goal during this time, although they did score in a 2-0 win over BW Linz in the round of 16 of the Austrian FA Cup. “As long as you get chances and score two goals in the cup against a team from the Bundesliga, I don’t see a problem,” Standqvist said.
The Tyrolean hopes rest primarily on their most important man in attack, Nick Prelic. “It’s a difficult situation, we were often not happy in the matches. I don’t think it’s a problem to consider. We have to be calm and positive and keep moving forward,” said the 22-year-old Slovenian.
Defense personnel concerns
Suspended right-back Lukas Sulzbacher cannot contribute. With Alexander Runacher also out with injury, Silberberger is forced to improvise. That’s why he doesn’t get headaches. “I would definitely prefer a different situation.”
A goal fest is also not expected given past matches – Altash won 1-0 on 13 August, and just three goals have been scored in four matches in 2022/23.
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