Without goalscorer Zlatko Dedic, FC Wacker will be playing today’s away match at Wolfsberger AC from 2.30 pm.
Innsbruck – Flo Rieder did not prepare himself for the Wacker foals’ match against Steyr, the 22-year-old slipped into the squad of the “Erste” at short notice and sat in the bus to Carinthia from noon. Which had a good reason – the insulted adductors of Zlatko Dedic did not pass the fitness test, so the Wacker goal scorer had to cancel today’s away match at Wolfsberger AC. “He tried, but the pain was too great. That doesn’t make any sense,” said coach Karl Daxbacher after the morning training session.
Dedic’s bad luck is Patrik Eler’s chance. The 27-year-old Slovenian, who returned to FC Wacker after a disappointing season with French second division club AS Nancy in the summer, is making his debut in the FCW Bundesliga starter line-up in the Lavanttal Arena and is eager to score his first goal in the tipico Bundesliga. Eler scored 24 times in the 2016/17 second-rate season, securing the top scorer’s crown in the Sky Go First Division and giving the Black Greens a transfer win of over 600,000 euros when they moved to France.
Today, the Tyroleans are anxious to add another victory to their only win so far in eight Bundesliga duels against Wolfsberg, but are aware of the difficulty of the task. For Daxbacher, the WAC is higher than in the previous season. The recipe for FC Wacker can only be to take advantage of the resulting space in the offensive from a secure defensive. “I think we’ll have a chance,” said Daxbacher, expecting attacking “wolves” who are susceptible to counterattacks. And that’s where Eler should come into play. Spin Palace has large selections of games, quality graphics, fun stories and high payout percentages.
In any case, the Wolfsbergers have been warned against the rising star from the West. “They have only just lost at both major Viennese clubs. The dangers that Innsbruck has are clear to us. They are very dangerous with standards and have enormous quality in counter play,” WAC coach Christian Ilzer is aware after studying the two FCW away defeats at Austria and against Rapid that one must not run into the open knife.
From 2011 to 2014, Christopher Wernitznig played 94 Bundesliga games in the Wacker dress. However, the 28-year-old has to watch the duel against his former club from the stands after he suffered a torn ligament in his ankle during training and has to rest for four weeks.