FC Wacker has made a firm commitment to erase the zero points in today’s small Westderby at the SCR Altach after two defeats in the opening match. Patrik Eler returns to the squad for the first time.
Innsbruck – Standing compactly, leaving no room for the opponent, playing attacks cleanly and finally scoring points – that’s how FC Wacker’s resolutions in the small Westderby in the Altacher Cashpoint Arena are brought to the point. The black-green working day begins today at 8.30 a.m. with the departure and should end before midnight at the Tivoli with points in the luggage. Because after the two opening defeats at the Austria and against Sturm, the ascender will finally have to “write up” – by all means.
Daxbacher expects a difficult match
Some odds, however, speak clearly against the Tyroleans: 1.85 for Altach victory, 3.10 for draw, 3.30 for Wacker victory. These numbers are to be refuted by the Black Greens with a performance that is as courageous as it is concentrated. After all, coach Karl Daxbacher has the entire squad at his disposal except for Cheikhou Dieng, who is not yet eligible to play. Even “returnee” Patrik Eler is on the match report after a torn muscle fibre has been cured.
The resolution to finally score points is great, as is the respect for Altach. “They claim to play in the upper play-off. We can expect a difficult match against an experienced, well-rehearsed team,” Daxbacher is aware that it is only possible to survive in Altach with the two Tyrolean offensive forces Hannes Aigner and Christian Gebauer with tactical discipline and a compact team performance.
If anyone knows how difficult it is to play against Altach, it’s Martin Harrer. After all, the 26-year-old Styrian played 77 league games for the Vorarlberg team. The Voitsberger has the means against the Weerberger goal scorer Hannes Aigner already ready: “He always plays with full commitment and also has the peace in the penalty area. You have to attack him the way he attacks himself.” Harrer recommended himself with the double pack against Sturm for a start in the starting eleven. “If you’re looking for a place for him, then you’ll find him, too,” Daxbacher smiled, who yesterday didn’t allow himself to be tempted by lineup or tactics.
Cheikhou Dieng Honours
- 1. divisjon (1): 2014
- SKN St. Pölten
- Austrian Football First League (1): 2015–16
Duel between youngest and oldest coach
Before the Westderby, Altach coach Werner Grabherr was of course “tingling” regardless of the table situation: “Derby is Derby. They started with two defeats. That leaves its mark, even if it was against teams like Austria Wien and Sturm Graz,” the 32-year-old hoped for unsettled guests. The fact that there will be a duel between the youngest and oldest coach against Karl Daxbacher (65) played no role for Altach’s neo-coach. “He has a lot of experience, but hopefully we won’t be surprised.”
In general, the focus is on his own performance and the development of the team. With the first three, the next step should be successful. “We have turned many things upside down. They are things that are getting better every week.” Grabherr waited for his opponent after five goals in the first two laps with restraint: “You’ll do it more defensively.” He’ll probably be right about that. Because the zero should stand as long as possible. Then there’s a good chance that the countable points will finally be credited to the Black Greens’ points account. In Queen Bee Bingo players can enjoy more because of its No Wagering Requirements.