Profimannschaft 02/20/2019, 09:05 AM
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Austria Wien opens the spring season of the Bundesliga with the away game against LASK on Friday at 7pm. Before the 19th round, the fourth-to-last in the basic round, it is worth looking at the statistics and some striking facts before the top game.

© Bildagentur Zolles KG The most important facts and figures before the start of the spring season
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Striker from the Finnish league

Both Austria Wien and LASK bought strikers from the highest league in Finland during the winter of 2018/19. The ‘Violets’ got Sterling Yateke (19 years old/Central African Republic), who scored seven goals in nine matches from TPS Turku. LASK got the robust Joao Klauss de Mello (21), a Brazilian whose father has German ancestors from HJK Helsinki.

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Austria Wien and LASK have the most dangerous distance scorer in their ranks with seven goals scored from outside the penalty area. The distance scorers were particularly successful on the first 18 matchdays in the fall of 2018, because 17.7 percent of all hits were scored from beyond the penalty area. The highest value of an entire season is 17.6 percent back in 2006/07.

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Austria supporters exceeded expectations © Bildagentur Zolles KG

Great support in the Generali-Arena

The first 108 games of the first division were visited by 687,290 people (average: 6,364 per match). Austria Wien surpassed the target set before the start of the season (average attendance of 10,000) for the first season in the new Generali-Arena with 94,512 fans during the Bundesliga home matches, an average of 10,501 visitors per game, an increase of 29.5 percent compared to fall 2017 (Happel Stadium). For comparison: LASK had an average attendance of 5.041 at their home games in Pasching.

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Perennial issue Patrick Pentz © Bildagentur Zolles KG

The violet rookie

Austria Wien presented the youngest player of the fall in Bundesliga: Niels Hahn at its Bundesliga debut (November 11th 2018 against RB Salzburg) with 17 years, 5 months and 18 days.

The ever-popular

Goalkeepers Patrick Pentz and Florian Klein didn’t miss a second during the 18 Bundesliga games. They each played 1,620 minutes.

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Grünwald is the violet lead scorer © Bildagentur Zolles KG

The captain, the lead scorer

Austria Wien’s captain Alex Grünwald was missing in seven league games due to his shoulder surgery, but with four goals and two assists (in eleven games) he was still the top violet scorer before Uros Matic (3/3 in 18).

Glasner's Eleven

LASK played from round 6 to 12 seven times in a row with the same starting line-up. Such a series in the Bundesliga last happened in 2007 (SV Mattersburg also seven times).

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Personal best: Uros Matic ran 13.381 km against RBS © Bildagentur Zolles KG

Endurance runner at Austria Wien

Uros Matic has a place on the podium as an endurance runner after the first 18 league games. Our midfielder ran 13.381 km in the home game against RB Salzburg, which was the third most during a game. Only Valentino Müller (Altach/13.979 km against Rapid) and Dominik Frieser (LASK/13.392 km against Mattersburg) travelled more during a single game.

LASK in shape

During the calendar year 2018, LASK was the second-best team in the Bundesliga with 63 points behind the champion RB Salzburg (87).

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In autumn 2018, two Australians hit the bull's eye. James Holland, a LASK player with a violet past, first scored during the 133rd Bundesliga match. James Jeggo scored in his eleventh league game for the ‘Violets’ (6-1 during the derby) for the second time after his goal against Sturm Graz.

Dangerous defence

LASK had the most dangerous defenders of the Bundesliga past fall. The black and white defence scored 10 times.

The squad

The Upper Austrians, who received the second-fewest goals (18) and the fewest (together with St. Pölten) after the break (9), also showed the fewest players during 18 games (19).

The goal scorer

The most dangerous LASK striker is Joao Victor. With seven goals only Munas Dabbur and Smail Prevljak (both RBS/9 each) scored more than him.

The helping hand

Thomas Goiginger (7) made the second-most assists in the Bundesliga behind former Austrian Wien player Michael Liendl (WAC/9).

Austria Wien record holds

Our ‘Violets’ hold the victory record in a calendar year since 1985 with 31 victories in the Bundesliga. RB Salzburg came very close in 2018 with 28 wins. The Bulls won 15 out of 18 games in 2018/19 so far. Only Austria Wien was more successes full in fall (16 during the season 1985/86).

Pos. Team Games Points
1. FC Red Bull Salzburg 31 49
2. LASK 31 37
3. RZ Pellets WAC 31 28
4. FK Austria Wien 31 27
5. SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz 31 24
6. spusu SKN St. Pölten 31 21
Pos. Team Games Points
1. SK Rapid Wien 31 32
2. SV Mattersburg 31 28
3. CASHPOINT SCR Altach 31 25
4. FC Flyeralarm Admira 31 22
5. TSV Prolactal Hartberg 31 19
6. FC Wacker Innsbruck 31 17
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