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Rapid Vienna vs Anorthosis prediction, odds and free betting tips (05/08/2021)

Rapid Vienna host Anorthosis in the third qualifying round of the 2021/22 UEFA Europe League on Thursday. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our expert match preview.

Rapid Vienna vs Anorthosis – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Rapid Vienna are favourites to establish a first-leg lead over Cypriot outfit Anorthosis in the first leg of the teams’ Europa League qualifier. Read our top three expert predictions for Thursday’s fixture below.

The odds presented here are always subject to change. Remember to check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by Betfred, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

Rapid Vienna to Win

With zero wins from their last three matches, Rapid Vienna come into Thursday’s first-leg clash in abject form, though the Austrians have a huge advantage over Anorthosis in terms of match readiness. The hosts have already played five competitive games this term compared to the Cypriots’ one so far, and that extra sharpness makes Rapid Vienna our favourites to prevail.

Both Teams to Score

Rapid Vienna have had defensive problems in the early exchanges of their campaign and Die Hütteldorfer have conceded at least once in each of their last four assignments. That record suggests Anorthosis should have opportunities to land a blow in Austria, though the Great Lady lack the class to keep things shut at the opposite end. As a result, the both teams to score market looks ripe for plundering.

Over 2.5 Goals

With both teams expected to score and Rapid Vienna tipped to establish a first-leg lead, an opportunity arises in the over 2.5 goals market this week. It’s worth noting that six of Rapid Vienna’s last seven fixtures in the Europa League produced over 2.5 goals and all the components are in place to deliver more excitement on Thursday.

Rapid Vienna vs Anorthosis: Match Preview

Rapid Vienna

Rapid Vienna blew their chance to make the cut for the Champions League last month when they were ousted over two legs by a strong Sparta Prague team in the qualifiers. Now making the Europa League group stage is a must for coach Dietmar Kühbauer and the pressure is on the 50-year-old after Die Hütteldorfer took just one point from their opening brace of Austrian Bundesliga matches.

Anorthosis

Last season’s cup winners in Cyprus, Anorthosis are having a second crack at making the UEL group stage this year having fallen at the final qualification hurdle in 2020. Managed by ex-Newcastle midfielder and Magpies cult hero Temur Ketsbaia, Anorthosis come into Thursday’s skirmish as rank outsiders and few expect the Great Lady to pull off an upset.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Rapid Vienna vs Anorthosis

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

UEFA Europa League Qualifying
Rapid Vienna
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Anorthosis Famagusta
August 5, 2021
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Rapid Vienna vs Anorthosis Famagusta

icon Head to Head

12/08/21
UELQ
Anorthosis Famagusta
Anorthosis Famagusta
2 - 1
Rapid Vienna
Rapid Vienna
05/08/21
UELQ
Rapid Vienna
Rapid Vienna
3 - 0
Anorthosis Famagusta
Anorthosis Famagusta

Rapid Vienna

Last 5

26/09/21
AB
Rapid Vienna
Rapid Vienna
0 - 3
SK Sturm Graz
SK Sturm Graz
23/09/21
AC
FC Flyeralarm Admira
FC Flyeralarm Admira
1 - 2
Rapid Vienna
Rapid Vienna
19/09/21
AB
FC Salzburg
FC Salzburg
2 - 0
Rapid Vienna
Rapid Vienna
16/09/21
UEL
Rapid Vienna
Rapid Vienna
0 - 1
Genk
Genk
11/09/21
AB
Rapid Vienna
Rapid Vienna
1 - 2
FC Flyeralarm Admira
FC Flyeralarm Admira

Anorthosis Famagusta

Last 5

25/09/21
CD1
Aris Limassol
Aris Limassol
3 - 2
Anorthosis Famagusta
Anorthosis Famagusta
20/09/21
CD1
Anorthosis Famagusta
Anorthosis Famagusta
2 - 1
Ethnikos Achnas
Ethnikos Achnas
16/09/21
CON
Anorthosis Famagusta
Anorthosis Famagusta
0 - 2
Partizan Belgrade
Partizan Belgrade
12/09/21
CD1
Doxa Katokopias
Doxa Katokopias
2 - 0
Anorthosis Famagusta
Anorthosis Famagusta
03/09/21
EF
Anorthosis Famagusta
Anorthosis Famagusta
5 - 1
APK Karmotissa
APK Karmotissa

Rapid Vienna vs Anorthosis Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

What stadium will the match be played at?

Thursday’s fixture will be played at the Allianz Stadion in Vienna.

When does this fixture kick off?

The match will kick off at 20:30 CET (GMT +1) on August 5.

Have these clubs played competitively before?

Anorthosis beat Rapid Vienna 4-3 over two legs when the teams last met for a Champions League qualification double-header back in 2008.

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