Sturm Graz vs Rapid Wien prediction 01.05.2024

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  • Date: 01/05/2024
  • Competition: Austrian Cup
  • KO: 16:00 UTC +1 / 17:00 CEST
  • Venue: Wörthersee Stadion (Klagenfurt am Wörthersee)

The Wörthersee Stadion is the venue for the Austrian Cup final on Wednesday as Bundesliga leaders Sturm Graz take on Rapid Wien.

Sturm Graz vs Rapid Wien Betting Tips - Sturm Graz to Win

In a repeat of last year's final, reigning Austrian Cup holders Sturm Graz come into Wednesday's final with plenty of reasons to be confident about their chances of retaining their title. 

Currently unbeaten in their last six matches, the Bundesliga leaders have picked up four wins in their five most recent outings including a thrilling 4:3 semi-final win against Red Bull Salzburg. 

In what could be one of their best seasons in years, Sturm remains on-course for an unlikely league and cup double. The Graz-based side boast a three-point advantage ahead of RB Salzburg in the race for the Bundesliga title after an entertaining 2:2 draw against their title rivals this past weekend. 

Having won this competition last season, Die Schwoazn boast a superb recent record in the Austrian Cup with 11 successive wins over the past two years. 

While Sturm are in superb winning form, Rapid Wien enter Wednesday's final now winless in their last five matches. Robert Klauß´s side suffered the worst possible preparation with three successive defeats including a 5:0 thumping at LASK over the weekend and a 3:1 league loss against Sturm last week. 

Placed fifth in the Bundesliga, Klauß´s men have failed to win eight of their last ten matches played since the start of March. 

A quick check of the H2H record also reveals that Rapid have beaten Sturm just once in their last 15 meetings since January 2021. 

Considering recent form, Sturm´s superb cup record and their historical dominance of this fixture, I'm backing Die Schwoazn to claim back-to-back Austrian Cup titles on Wednesday. 

SK Sturm Graz vs Rapid Wien Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Rapid Wien

    1 : 3

    SK Sturm Graz

    Admiral Bundesliga

  2. SK Sturm Graz

    1 : 0

    Rapid Wien

    Admiral Bundesliga

  3. SK Sturm Graz

    1 : 1

    Rapid Wien

    Admiral Bundesliga

  4. Rapid Wien

    1 : 1

    SK Sturm Graz

    Admiral Bundesliga

  5. Rapid Wien

    3 : 2

    SK Sturm Graz

    Admiral Bundesliga

SK Sturm Graz

Sturm Graz team news

Sturm boss Christian Ilzer could keep faith with the same XI that claimed a vital point at Salzburg on Saturday. 

Manprit Sarkaria, Alexandar Borkovic and Kjell Scherpen are all out of contention with various injury concerns.

Last matches of SK Sturm Graz

  1. Red Bull Salzburg

    2 : 2

    SK Sturm Graz

    Admiral Bundesliga

  2. Rapid Wien

    1 : 3

    SK Sturm Graz

    Admiral Bundesliga

  3. SK Sturm Graz

    1 : 0

    Rapid Wien

    Admiral Bundesliga

  4. Hartberg

    1 : 3

    SK Sturm Graz

    Admiral Bundesliga

  5. SK Sturm Graz

    1 : 0

    LASK Linz

    Admiral Bundesliga

SK Sturm Graz lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Vitezslav Jaros

Defenders

  • 22

    Jusuf Gazibegovic

  • 42

    David Affengruber

  • 5

    Gregory Wuethrich

  • 24

    Dimitri Lavalee

Midfielders

  • 19

    Tomi Horvat

  • 4

    Jon Gorenc-Stankovic

  • 8

    Alexander Prass

  • 10

    Otar Kiteishvili

Forwards

  • 18

    Mika Biereth

  • 15

    William Boeving

Rapid Wien

Rapid Wien team news

Head coach Klauß has plenty to ponder after Rapid´s 5:0 humiliation at LASK on Saturday. 

Thierry Gale, Oliver Strunz, Furkan Dursun, Martin Moormann, Lukas Grgic and Maximilian Hofmann are all expected to miss out for the off-form underdogs.

Last matches of Rapid Wien

  1. LASK Linz

    5 : 0

    Rapid Wien

    Admiral Bundesliga

  2. Rapid Wien

    1 : 3

    SK Sturm Graz

    Admiral Bundesliga

  3. SK Sturm Graz

    1 : 0

    Rapid Wien

    Admiral Bundesliga

  4. Rapid Wien

    1 : 1

    Austria Klagenfurt

    Admiral Bundesliga

  5. Red Bull Salzburg

    1 : 1

    Rapid Wien

    Admiral Bundesliga

Rapid Wien lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Christian Fruechtl

Defenders

  • 46

    Johannes Handl

  • 24

    Tin Plavotic

  • 3

    Lucas Galvao

Midfielders

  • 26

    Reinhold Ranftl

  • 41

    Frans Kraetzig

  • 30

    Manfred Fischer

  • 37

    Moritz Wels

  • 36

    Dominik Fitz

Forwards

  • 17

    Andreas Gruber

  • 9

    Muharem Huskovic

Key Facts Sturm Graz vs Rapid Wien

  1. Sturm Graz have won 5 of their last 6 matches
  2. Sturm Graz have won 6 of their last 9 matches against Rapid Wien
  3. Rapid Win have lost their last 3 matches
  4. Sturm Graz won 3:1 when these sides met in the Bundesliga last week

Main prediction SK Sturm Graz - Rapid Wien

SK Sturm Graz to win

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

Originally from Scotland, Ryan is an experienced betting expert and content producer based out of Barcelona, Spain.

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Additional predictions

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.85

Sturm Graz vs Rapid Wien - FAQ

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Sturm Graz Player to Watch

Alexander Prass - The 22-year-old has scored four goals in his last five appearances. 

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Rapid Wien Player to Watch

Marco Grüll - The 25-year-old has scored 20 goals across all competitions this season.