Sturm Graz vs Rakow prediction, odds and betting tips 30/11/2023

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UEFA Europa League - Merkur Arena

5th Round

Sturm will play host to Rakow in Graz in the upcoming Europa League round on Thursday, November 30th. The home team still has a chance to reach the next stage, while the guests will try to spoil those chances for them, but can they do it? Read our Sturm Graz vs Rakow prediction and preview and you might find the answer in our latest Europa League betting tips.

Sturm Graz vs Rakow prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Sturm Graz to win

  • Rakow only managed to avoid a loss in one of their four games in the group so far by drawing with Sporting Lisbon at home
  • Sturm are in good form with 6 wins in their last 10 games in all competitions and they need a win here to stay in the race for next stage

Another reason why this is the Hot Tip of our Sturm Graz vs Rakow betting tips comes from the fact that Sturm also emerged triumphant in their first duel with Rakow in Poland earlier this season, so they should be able to do the same at home.

Latest odds

Head to Head

05/10/23

UEFA Europa League UEL

Rakow Czestochowa

Rakow Czestochowa

SK Sturm Graz

SK Sturm Graz

0

1

Last Five - SK Sturm Graz

25/02/24

Austria Bundesliga AUB

WSG Swarovski Tirol

WSG Swarovski Tirol

SK Sturm Graz

SK Sturm Graz

0

2

W

22/02/24

UEFA Conference League UEFA

Slovan Bratislava

Slovan Bratislava

SK Sturm Graz

SK Sturm Graz

0

1

W

18/02/24

Austria Bundesliga AUB

Rapid Vienna

Rapid Vienna

SK Sturm Graz

SK Sturm Graz

1

1

D

15/02/24

UEFA Conference League UEFA

Slovan Bratislava

Slovan Bratislava

SK Sturm Graz

SK Sturm Graz

1

4

W

09/02/24

Austria Bundesliga AUB

FC Salzburg

FC Salzburg

SK Sturm Graz

SK Sturm Graz

1

1

D

Last Five - Rakow Czestochowa

27/02/24

Poland Cup Poland

Piast Gliwice

Piast Gliwice

Rakow Czestochowa

Rakow Czestochowa

3

0

L

24/02/24

Poland Ekstraklasa Poland

Stal Mielec

Stal Mielec

Rakow Czestochowa

Rakow Czestochowa

0

0

D

17/02/24

Poland Ekstraklasa Poland

Piast Gliwice

Piast Gliwice

Rakow Czestochowa

Rakow Czestochowa

1

3

W

11/02/24

Poland Ekstraklasa Poland

Warta Poznan

Warta Poznan

Rakow Czestochowa

Rakow Czestochowa

2

1

L

02/02/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Dnipro-1

Dnipro-1

Rakow Czestochowa

Rakow Czestochowa

1

4

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 9/10 (1.90) – 52.60%
  • DRAW: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.30%
  • AWAY: 10/3 (4.33) – 23.10%

Looking at other football betting tips and Sturm Graz vs Rakow odds that might be interesting, we can see under 2.5 total goals. The odds for this market are set at 22/25 (1.88), which is the same as a 53.20% probability. You might also want to consider backing Sturm to score first at 8/13 (1.62) odds and 61.90% probability.

Sturm Graz vs Rakow prediction – Other tips

Correct score: 2-0

  • The only game in EL group stages in which Sturm have kept a clean sheet was their previous duel against Rakow, which they won 1-0
  • Rakow have conceded 2 goals in both of their 2 away games in this Europa League group

Szymon Włodarczyk to score at any time

  • With 5 goals in Austrian Bundesliga, Szymon Włodarczyk is the top scorer for Sturm Graz in their domestic championship
  • The young Polish forward also scored 3 goals in Austrian Cup and 1 goals in Europa League

Sturm Graz vs Rakow

Sturm Graz vs Rakow team news

Sturm Graz

This season has been a good one for Sturm so far as they have kept pace with RB Salzburg in Bundesliga and are still in play for the next stage in Europa League. Meanwhile, they are dealing with a few injury issues, including the one to their starting goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen. Next to him, Gregory Withrich, Seedy Jatta, and Otar Kiteishvili are also out.

Predicted Lineup: Maric – Gazibegovic, Lavalee, Affengruber, Schnegg – Gorenc-Stankovic, Boving, Prass, Horvat – Wlodarczyk, Sarkaria

Rakow

The reigning Polish champions have struggled in Europa League this season as they are currently last in the group with one draw and three losses. On top of that, the team has an extensive injury list with seven players out or doubtful for this game. Bogdan Racovitan will also have to sit this one out after being sent off in the last round.

Predicted Lineup: V. Kovacevic – A. Kovacevic, Tudor, Rundic – Silva, Kochergin, Lederman, Plavsic – Kittel, Nowak, Cebula

Confirmed Sturm Graz vs Rakow lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

SK Sturm Graz

SK Sturm Graz
4-1-2-1-2
1
Kjell Scherpen
nl
22
Jusuf Gazibegovic
ba
42
David Affengruber
at
6
Alexandar Borkovic
at
28
David Schnegg
at
4
Jon Gorenc-Stankovic
si
24
Dimitri Lavalee
be
8
Alexander Prass
at
19
Tomi Horvat
si
9
Szymon Wlodarczyk
pl
11
Manprit Sarkaria
at
Substitutes
31
Luka Maric
at
44
Amadou Dante
ml
45
Christoph Wiener-Pucher
at
15
William Boving Vick
dk
35
Niklas Geyrhofer
at
2
Max Johnston
gb
14
Javier Serrano Martinez
es
29
Mohammed Fuseini
gh
38
Leon Grgic
at
10
Otar Kiteishvili
ge
25
Stefan Hierlander
at
5
Gregory Wuthrich
ch
45
Christoph Wiener Pucher
at

Rakow Czestochowa

Rakow Czestochowa
3-4-3
1
Vladan Kovacevic
rs
7
Fran Tudor
hr
15
Adnan Kovacevic
ba
3
Milan Rundic
rs
22
Deian Cristian Sorescu
ro
30
Vladyslav Kochergin
ua
5
Gustav Berggren
se
20
Jean Carlos Silva
br
27
Bartosz Nowak
pl
19
Ante Crnac
hr
77
Marcin Cebula
pl
Substitutes
29
Tobiasz Mras
pl
93
Sonny Kittel
de
99
Fabian Piasecki
pl
11
John Yeboah
ec
9
Lukasz Zwolinski
pl
8
Ben Lederman
pl
14
Srdan Plavsic
rs
12
Antonis Tsiftsis
gr

Player to watch: Otar Kiteishvili

One of the keys to Sturm's offensive game is Otar Kiteishvili, the team's attacking midfielder. This season in all competitions, the Georgian has 3 goals and 5 assists, so he is one of the players to watch in this match.


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Vladimir’s dreams of becoming a professional basketball player ended a long time ago, but his other dream of becoming a writer came true as he combined his love of writing and sports to become a professional content writer who covers multiple sports, including football, basketball, and tennis.