The Dutch side must get a victory in order to advance to the knockout stage, so check out our Wolfsberger vs Feyenoord Preview and see what we think of that Europa League encounter.
Wolfsberger Recent Form & Team News
Although Wolfsberger AC are sitting in the bottom half of the Austrian top flight, a win on UEFA Europa League matchday five moved them ahead of Feyenoord and they can now qualify for the knockout stages for the first time in their history should they avoid defeat here. This could therefore mark a historic day for the hosts who were only promoted to Austria’s top tier for the first time in 2012.
Since their first ever European home game in 2015/16 UEL qualifying (2-0 win), Wolfsberger AC have gone winless in their six continental home games following (D2, L4), which includes a five-game run in the UEL proper. Notably, only the two draws saw both teams score.
Player to watch: Michael Liendl played for Twente in the 2017/18 Eredivisie, and bagged a hat-trick vs. Feyenoord in the reverse fixture.
Feyenoord Recent Form & Team News
Visiting Feyenoord continued their unbeaten Eredivisie start with a 0-0 draw vs. Heracles at the weekend (W6, D5), yet in this UEL group they’ve been less than convincing (W1, D2, L2). Subsequently they must win here, and their saving grace could be UEFA Cup winning manager Dick Advocaat, who has managed to escape the group with two of his last three sides.
However, Feyenoord are not strong travellers, and have only won twice across their last 26 European away games (W2, D6, L18). More specifically, Feyenoord’s all-time away record in the modern day UEL proper stands at a poor: W1, D4, L7, although they did win 1-0 on their last trip to Austria.
Player to watch: Steven Berghuis has scored one and assisted one of Feyenoord’s four UEL goals, and he scored a brace of penalties in their latest competitive victory.
Hot stat: Feyenoord have avoided defeat in seven of the nine competitive games in which they conceded first in 2020/21 (W4, D3, L2) – although both defeats came in the UEL.
Dick Advocaat will be without Justin Bijlow (leg), Robert Bozenik (ankle), Christian Conteh, Ridgeciano Haps (leg), Luis Fernando Sinisterra (knee), and Sven van Beek (ankle).
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