On Sunday, the series champions Salzburg against LASK are aiming for the tenth win in the tenth game of the Bundesliga season and thus their own start record from the 2018/19 season. We will report live from the game in the ticker from 5 p.m.
Four days after the 2-1 triumph over Lille everything seems to be in place for the next “three”, doubts about the young “cops” troupe are currently difficult. Of course, Salzburg coach Matthias Jaissle has not escaped the fact that LASK has recently shown an upward trend.
Salzburg is chasing LASK’s own start record from 2018
“LASK has come back with greater self-confidence. Since Andreas Wieland took over from Dominik Thalhammer in mid-September, the Linzers have won three wins and two draws in five compulsory games and are once again committed to their” old “game philosophy on it, generally bring a lot of quality.
Midfielder Nicolas Seiwald saw it similarly. “LASK is in good shape and an unpleasant opponent. Recently they also scored regularly, we also have to be focused to win. But we are ready for that,” said one of the big winners of this season. Seiwald already had numerous short appearances in the spring, but now it is impossible to imagine Jaissle’s starting line-up without him. The reward: Team boss Franko Foda brought the 20-year-old into the ÖFB team for the first time on demand. “That makes me proud,” emphasized the man from Kuchl.
After successes like in the Champions League, it is no problem to flip the switch for the domestic lowlands. “Not that difficult for us because we are a young group that is always hungry for more”, “Sonnen Seiwald fest”. Nor did Jaissle see any problems. “There is no tendency to foresee that there will be difficulties,” published the coach, who is still unbeaten in 15 compulsory games (14 wins). And also: “I don’t know if there is too much healthy self-confidence.”
LASK coach Wieland: “We’re not the favorites now”
The LASK’s recent record against the overwhelming power from Wals-Siezenheim is sobering. In eight competitive games including two cup matches (semi-finals 2020 and final 2021) there were just as many defeats (goal difference 5:21). The last win, a 3-2 win in Wals-Siezenheim, dates back to February 2020. “The starting position is very logical: We are not the favorites now,” said Wieland succinctly when referring to the Red Bull Arena.
After all, Wieland seems to be able to regain self-confidence in the lurching LASK kickers. “Good actions in pressing, winning the ball, so we can play out chances – that gives you a boost, you notice that the system is working and that everything we do has a plan,” said offensive actor Thomas Goiginger, describing the current situation in the middle of the week. In the table, they climbed back to sixth place from the very bottom, but still only have two points ahead of the Red Lantern.
The 1-1 draw in the Conference League against Maccabi Tel Aviv will last like a forgiven victory for Linz on Thursday, but it will probably be easier on Sunday. In any case, it is “an extremely exciting challenge where we can take the next step, where we can polish our game again, where we will try to get out again,” stressed Wieland.
LIVE ticker RB Salzburg against LASK Linz
We’ll be reporting live from the Bundesliga match between RB Salzburg and LASK Linz in the ticker today from 5 p.m.