WSG Tirol wants to avoid thrills on the way to the championship round of the Bundesliga. If the Wattener win the supplementary game of the 16th round at TSV Hartberg on Tuesday (6.30 p.m.), they increase the lead on Austria, who placed seventh, to six points again. Four rounds then remain in the regular round. A home win would mean the Oststeirer back in the middle of the race. </p><div> <p>Hartberg would then be the first pursuer of the WSG only two points behind the Tyroleans. Both coaches knew about the starting position before the direct comparison. "We haven't put our pursuit of the top six aside," said TSV coach Markus Schopp. From the Wattener camp, Thomas Silberberger said: "It's an absolutely trend-setting game for us. We can do a lot of things right this week, but we can also make sure that it gets really tight again."</p>
The re was no sense of achievement over here or over there last weekend. Hartberg scored 1: 1 against Ried, the WSG lost at home to St. Pölten 0: 1. Schopp struggled with a good game by his team that remained unrewarded. “When you look at the performance of my team, you can see that they are very ambitious to achieve incredible things again,” commented the 47-year-old since Monday. As in the previous year – when they even secured a European Cup starting place – the Hartbergers want to aim high again.
The most recently injured attacker Rajko Rep should be back on Tuesday, and left-back Christian Klem should be fit again.
The Slovenian will pause longer with a torn muscle fiber, after the departure of Kelvin Yeboah to Sturm Graz, the attack with the two 20-year-olds Nikolai Baden Frederiksen and Tobias Anselm is currently sparsely occupied. Against St. Pölten, central defender Bruno Soares acted as a center forward in the finish.
The fact that nothing remained after the 2: 4 against Salzburg meant that the WSG have suffered two defeats in a row for the first time this season. Silberberger located an “ego thought” that was too high in his players, saw “a collective total dropout”. In Hartberg, the team should present itself differently. “My players know that.
The y’re out to make amends.”
Possible lineups for the supplementary game of the 16th round of the Bundesliga on Tuesday:
TSV Hartberg – WSG Tirol (Hartberg, Profertil Arena, 6.30 p.m.). Season result so far: 1: 1 (a); 2019/20: 1: 0 (a), 0: 3 (h).
Hartberg: Swete – Kainz, Rotter, Luckeneder, Klem – Heil, Nimaga – Horvath, Rep, Flecker – Tadic
Replacement: Sallinger – Gollner, Lienhart, Ertlthaler, Tijani, Rakowitz, Ried, Schmerböck, Chabbi
Missing: Lema (in advanced training)
WSG: Oswald – Koch, Gugganig, Behounek, Schnegg – Rogelj, Petsos, Celic, Rieder – Anselm, Baden Frederiksen
Replacement: Ozegovic – Soares, Buchacher, Gölles, Smith, Toplitsch, Naschberger, Pranter
Missing: Dedic (torn muscle fiber)