These odds on Rapid Vienna are far too good to pass up on, especially after a convincing and morale-boosting win in Bulgaria mid-week in the UEFA Europa League. Dutch giant Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink finally opened his Rapid Vienna account and that bodes ominously for the Bundesliga as Rapid Vienna boasted their best squad in years when they had giant Austrian striker Stefan Maierhofer in their ranks - it seems they've finally unearthed a replacement. The partnership between him and Albanian pacey hitman Hamdi Salihi is threatening to develop into one of the most dangerous attacking duos in Austria currently so I fancy this Rapid side to explode with form sooner or later and why not today? They've got the foundation following a good win mid-week and they are the superior of these two sides so I do fancy them to do well here. Rapid's away form in the Bundesliga this season is terrible because they've not scored enough goals but I believe Hesselink is now in a position to resolve this, which again, bodes ominously for their opponents. As good as Wiener Neustadt are at home and as much as I enjoy their energetic, never-say-die attitude, they're still not as good as the Bundesliga table indicates. The odds on this game look very wrong to me today, very wrong indeed. Wiener scores goals for fun but their defence is virtually non-existant at times and against such a good opponent, I really fancy Rapid to rain chaos upon Neustadt today.
Rapid have notched up ten goals in their last four goals against Wiener Neustadt, which tells a story in itself. They lost at home to Wiener earlier this season when times were hard and they'll be up for revenge. It aids my cause massively that Wiener have stumbled of late with just one win in three games, drawing 0-0 with Wacker Innsbruck in one game and bizarrely losing 2-1 at LASK Linz in their last Bundesliga outing, which again doesn't bode well for today's game. Neustadt's defence should be worse than usual with Madl missing and I expect them to suffer as a result. Rapid are missing defender Kayhan and midfielders Kavlak and Hinum, all of which are sadly rather important for Rapid. However, I'm going to take the risk on Rapid winning this one here as they have a stronger bench than Wiener and this is the opportune moment to show it. Odds of 4/5 on Rapid winning this game with draw no bet look far too generous for this game so that's my call here.
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