AUSTRIA: Tipico Bundesliga

Altach – Mattersburg X2 1.75

This weekend is the 6th round in the Austrian Bundesliga and one game from it is the match between Altach and Mattersburg. Both started pretty in the season with 3 and 4 points on the first 2 rounds, but just 1 point in the last 3 rounds for both teams and therefore it’s the game between 9. Place Altach and 8. Place Mattersburg. Altach has had already 6 games in Europa League qualification and surprised there with the elimination of favorite Gent and good performances, but the league games after the EL weren’t pretty at all. It is hard for the unexperienced players who aren’t familiar with Thursday – Sunday rhythmus to be especially mentality ready after the big games in Europa League to play average Bundesliga games. Mattersburg is a pretty average in team in our league, they are clearly better under coach Baumgartner after last winter break and played a very good end of last year. Very tall striker Maierhofer is important for that team to get the long high balls from their defense under control. Höller will miss the game due to red cards suspension. There are serious rumours that Altachs best player and striker Ngamaleu won’t be in the roster tomorrow due to a transfer. (could be swiss club Young Boys Bern) The other good striker Lous Ngwat-Mahop should miss the game due to injury. All in all I see good value on Mattersburg, Altach missed the biggest success in club history on Thursday in Israel so close and it will be very hard for the players to focus on this game against Mattersburg + the personal questions in offense. I will try here the +0.25, in general I would recommend to cover the X in some way.