Return to the Innviertel, where the strong European Cup play-off of the Viennese followed after the 2: 3.
The positive view would be that Austria already had one more appearance to get used to. The negative variant would be that the 1-1 draw against Breidablik in the Conference League qualification was not only difficult, but also cost self-confidence. It goes without saying that the new coach Manfred Schmid chooses the optimistic side before the game in Ried (5pm): “We'll do better on Sunday. We see a lot of room for improvement in our start-up behavior and positioning in the offensive game. “
Only Wimmer is missing. On Wednesday we will continue to Iceland – with the task of turning the 1: 1 into a promotion.
Reaction after the Ried bankruptcy
The fact that the Viennese even qualified for the European Cup is due to a strong reaction to the last game in Ried. Former coach Stöger thought the 2: 3 “sucks” – immediately afterwards Austria played big in the European Cup play-off. A dozen new players were welcomed in Ried, but three top performers are no longer there: Captain Reifeltshammer moved to management, neighbor Boateng to Portugal and Grüll to Rapid.
Coach Andreas Heraf managed to stay in the league confidently with massive defensive work, but also surely noticed that according to the “Expected Goals” rating, some points were happy. The data collectors are convinced that, in the long run, actual successes will match the probability of goals scored.