Austria Wien vs. Fenerbahce Prediction, Tips & Odds – Aug. 18, 2022 21:00 CET
A lot of money has been invested in Fenerbahce this season and failure against Austria Wien could pay dearly.
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After five years, Austria Vienna will once again play in the group stage of European competition. Whether it will be the Europa League or Conference League, it will be known after tie against Fenerbahce. Club from capital was third in the Austrian Bundesliga last season and this year could serve them to make an additional step forward.
Between two seasons, Austria Wien changed few players. They paid 1.2 million euros to LASK for striker Marko Raguz, while Christian Fruchtl came from Bayern for 500k. James Holland and Andreas Gruber also arrived from Linz, and it seems that Austria Vienna has more quality in roster than last season.
For them, playing European matches from September to November is already excellent achievement. Of course, the Europa League group stage brings much more money, but in the Conference League there is a greater chance for a better result. Games against Fenerbahce will show which competition is more suitable for Austria Vienna at this moment.
Fenerbahce won the last title back in 2014 and for a club of such history, that is a long period without the most important trophy in Turkey. Owner Ali Koc and board management invested a lot of money this summer to change that, but not everything is going in the desired direction.
Experienced Jorge Jesus was hired as new head coach and squad was strengthened with several quality players. Some of them are Bruma, Luan Peres, Diego Rossi, Joao Pedro, Lincoln, Joshua King, Emre Mor and Willian Arao. Two goals were set in front of the team. One was winning the title and the other was qualifying for the Champions League group stage. After a month of new season, Fenerbahce is already eliminated from the Champions League, while in domestic league they failed in the first round against Umraniyespor.
Failure and elimination by Austria Vienna would probably mean drastic cuts already in August and September. Because of this, everyone will be focused and ready to avoid any surprises. Fenerbahce will do everything they can to return from Vienna with a win in their pocket.
Austria Vienna and Fenerbahce never played against each other in the past, so this will be their first meeting.
Matan Baltaxa, James Holland, Ziad El Sheiwi, Johannes Handl, Armand Smrcka, Marko Raguz and Andreas Gruber are injured and won’t play for Austria Vienna.
Joao Pedro, Serdar Aziz and Nazim Sangare are out for Fenerbahce, while Mert Hakan Yandas and Irfan Can Kahveci are questionable.
Austria Wien vs. Fenerbahce Prediction
Fenerbahce is much better football team than Austria Vienna. Because of everything mentioned earlier in this article, they won’t be relaxed in this clash. From the first minute, they will be looking for a goal and a safe advantage before second leg. They had a lot of bad luck in tie against Dynamo Kyiv and it’s time for that to change.
Date and Time: 18.08.2022 21:00 CET
Pick: Fenerbahce -0.25