Match date: 28 Nov 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Austria Football
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
0-0 - Lost
Sturm Graz will host Mattersburg in 17th round of Austrian Tipico Bundesliga. Sturm currently occupies 4th position at the table with 4 points less than third Rapid Vienna. They suffered defeat in previous round against Salzburg on the road 3:1 and now must go for a victory to retain their position since they have equal number of points as fifth Admira. Sturm Showed decent performances in this season, they are playing good football but must try to improve their defense since in previous 16 rounds they conceded 21 goal. Last season Sturm ended at fourth position and they were playing in qualifications for Europa league where they were eliminated by Russian Rubin Kazan in third round. In Austrian Cup they reached 1/4 finals where will face with strong Salzburg. Strurm will for sure give their best in this match and continue with good results, so far they suffered only one defeat at home against Salzburg in 7th round. As for absent players, forward Donis Avdijaj and midfielder Christian Klem are in doubt for this match due to a minor injuries, while goalkeeper Christian Gratzei and forward Josip Tadic will stay out of action due to injuries.
Mattersburg on the other side coming here after convincing defeat in previous round against Rapid Vienna at home 1:6, while before that suffered two more defeats and they definitely dropped their form. They are currently at sixth position but they must improve their performances, in defense especially since in 16 matches they conceded even 34 goals, most in entire league. This will now for sure be very hard match for Mattersburg, they are in bad form and now are facing with strong Sturm, it will be very hard to save their net here, so far they kept a clean sheet in only three league games. They have positive record against Sturm, in last five duels they got three draws and celebrated two times, last one was in their previous match in this season 2:0. Mattersburg are hoping that can repeat that result but since than they dropped their form while Sturm seems pretty confident. They also reached 1/4 finals in Cup where will face with St. Polten. Only midfielder Mario Grgic will miss this match due to an injury.
Sturm Graz is in decent shape and for sure are satisfied with their results so far, now must go for victory in order to keep their position and end series of five matches without victory against Mattersburg while Mattersburg dropped their form and they are coming to this match after three defeats in a row, I expect that Sturm will celebrate here and achieve another positive outcome at home.