LASK vs Rapid Vienna Betting Tip LASK – 31 July 2021

LASK may just edge this one

Philipp Wiesinger / LASK Linz ©IMAGO / photo booth 04/18/2021

AustriaLASK vs Austria ViennaAustria
31 July 1600hrs
Football – Austria – Bundesliga
Bookmaker Betvictor
Odds: Evens odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 29 July



The Austrian Bundesliga returned last week and LASK got off to a winning start but Rapid Vienna will be looking for their first points of the campaign on Saturday.


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LASK Preview – Can LASK make it two straight wins to the start the league campaign?

LASK finished fourth last season behind champions Salzburg, Saturday’s opponents and Sturm Graz. There would have been some disappointment considering the growth of the club in previous seasons and Dominik Thalhammer will be looking to improve the team’s fortunes this season. The former Austrian boss came with a big reputation and that brings its own pressure. He’ll have learned a lot from his maiden campaign which also included a heavy cup final defeat to Salzburg.

LASK started this season with a 1-0 win away to Rheindorf Altach – the only goal of the game coming from Phillip Wiesinger. It was a repeat of the score the last time they travelled to that opponent and it means they have now won their last eight games them.



Our betting prediction
Under 2.5 goals
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 29 July)

There have been some notable departures for LASK during the summer and their top scorer from last season (Johannes Eggestein) has returned to his parent club following a successful loan spell. Christoph Monschein has come in from Austrian Vienna and despite a poor season last year, he did hit 17 goals in 2019/20 so is proven at this level.

LASK will also be hoping to ensure they qualify for the group stages of European football. They will enter at the third round of qualifying with the playoff to come after that. Having reached the last-16 of the Europa League two seasons back they will be hopeful of a prolonged run.

Rapid Vienna Preview – Will Rapid put their early season disappointments behind them here?

Rapid Vienna are having to pick themselves up off the ground after an agonising 3-2 aggregate defeat to Sparta Prague in the second round of Champions League qualification. They held a 2-1 first leg lead and the tie was heading for extra-time before conceding a goal in the last 10 minutes. They’ll now attempt to make the group stages of the Europa League when taking on Anorthosis Famagusta over two legs.

Rapid also lost their first game of the new league season, going down 2-0 at home to Hartberg so they will be feeling the pressure even at this early stage of the campaign.



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Dietmar Kuhbauer has done a good job overall, though, and two consecutive second place finishes is testament to that. Ercan Kara was pivotal in them finishing runners up behind Salzburg last season. The striker scored 20 goals in all competitions and will be hoping to get off the mark for the season in this game.

Despite their domestic and European disappointments in the early part of the season Rapid will take confidence from their recent good record against LASK. They’re unbeaten in their last seven and have won six of those.

LASK vs Rapid Vienna Betting Advice

It may just be the second round of the new Bundesliga season but this is already a clash between two of the likely challengers to stopping Salzburg’s dominance. LASK do have home advantage but that has counted for little in recent seasons against Rapid who – after their loss last week and exit in Champaions League – will be looking to get a more encouraging result in this game.


Key Facts – LASK vs Rapid Vienna Betting Tip

  • LASK got their league season off to a winning start with a 1-0 win away from home last week
  • Rapid Vienna will have to get over the disappointment of their Champions League exit in midweek
  • It’s Rapid Vienna who have enjoyed this fixture of late, winning six of the last seven games against LASK


LASK are a more functional team than their opponents built on a solid defence. They may lack the goals of Rapid but they can take advantage of the visitor’s slow start by taking three points here.


Best Betting Odds for LASK vs Rapid Vienna

LASK: 21/20 at Betfred
Draw: 5/2 at Betfred
Rapid Vienna: 23/10 at Betfred