Salzburg is a guest at WAC, Ried at the bottom of Tyrol

Austria’s soccer series champions Salzburg will defend their clean slate from the first eight Bundesliga rounds on Saturday at fourth in the WAC. The bottom of the table WSG Wattens is aiming for urgently needed points in the home game against Ried and Altach has the previously pleasing promoted Austria Klagenfurt as a guest. All three games will kick off at 5 p.m.

The question of the favorite is superfluous in the WAC game against Salzburg: The “Bulls” won their first eight parties, a record for debut coach Matthias Jaissle, who is also unbeaten in 13 competitive games (12 wins). “Of course it is our goal to extend the winning streak. But we know that it won’t be easy, ”said the German, who has to keep one eye on the Champions League. “The WAC is a good team that will demand everything from us again,” warned the RB coach.

The WAC had to recover from losing points in Ried in the past few days. Robin Dutt’s team gave up a 3-0 lead after 57 minutes, and the final 3: 3 for the Upper Austrians in stoppage time. With the 6: 1 over fourth division Siegendorf in the cup field this coping was successful, in Lavanttal you feel well prepared, at least to some extent. And Dutt is also optimistic: “With a complete team performance, we could be the first team to die this season and score points against Salzburg.”

Last against third is the name of the game at Tivoli in Innsbruck when the WSG Tirol hosts SV Ried. After three league defeats in a row, the 4: 2 at the GAK in the Cup was an urgently needed sense of achievement for the Wattener. “Important for the minds and for us as a club,” said sports director Stefan Köck. Coach Thomas Silberberger countered the criticism that there was too little quality in the team. “I do believe that we are at the Bundesliga level,” he emphasized. Mann will now prove this with his first win of this league season. Whether the opponent will play along remains to be seen – because the Rieder want to continue their current run of success. “The table situation is pleasant, but we can’t buy anything from it now. Hopefully it will be the basis for us to hold onto the league in the end, ”says coach Andreas Heraf modestly.

Altach sees the end of the dry spell after four Bundesliga games without a win. Coach Damir Canadi is aiming for a home win against Klagenfurt. “We have set goals. That’s why it’s very clear to us that we absolutely want to win the game, ”similar to the Viennese. Another coach from Vienna will probably have something against it, namely Peter Pacult. “It’s a tough away game, but we’re going there to score,” said the former Rapid Champion, who had to cope with a failure. “We’re playing against a well-organized, deep team. We have to find the right mix so that we can attack on the one hand, but not open any spaces for the opponent on the other, ”said Pacult successfully.