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Rapid Vienna vs Zorya prediction, odds and free betting tips (19/08/2021)

Rapid Vienna and Zorya meet at the Allianz Stadion for the first leg of the teams’ Europa League playoff clash. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our match preview.

Rapid Vienna vs Zorya – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Rapid Vienna and Zorya lock horns in Austria in the first leg of their Europa League qualification double-header. 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

Rapid Vienna have blown hot and cold in the opening weeks of the new season, though they have saved their best work for their matches at home. Die Grün-Weißen have won four of their first five assignments at the Allianz Stadion and that superb home record makes them our favourites to beat a Zorya outfit that has won only once in their last four attempts.

Both Teams to Score

With just two clean sheets in their last seven matches, Rapid Vienna’s defence looks fragile enough to concede in Thursday’s first leg, though die Grün-Weißen’s record of hitting the net in seven of their first nine competitive tussles of the season highlights just how dangerous they can be at the opposite end. Bettors are advised to take advantage of Rapid’s early numbers by backing both teams to score when they take on Zorya.

Taxiarchis Fountas to Score Anytime

Taxiarchis Fountas has been a reliable goal-getter for Rapid Vienna in recent seasons and the Greek attacker has already hit the net four times this term. It’s worth noting that 75% of his early strikes were registered at the Allianz Stadion and the 25-year-old’s habit of making his mark in Rapid’s home games makes him an outstanding candidate in the anytime goalscorer market on Thursday.

Rapid Vienna vs Zorya: Match Preview

Rapid Vienna

Last year’s Austrian Bundesliga runners-up Rapid Vienna, were beaten in the Champions League pre-qualifiers by Sparta Prague in the summer, though a place in the Europa League Group Stage would make for a welcome consolation prize. Dietmar Kühbauer’s men have been sketchy on the road this term, so a strong first-leg showing against Zorya in Vienna is a must this week before the return fixture in Ukraine.

Zorya

Zorya finished third in a strong Ukrainian Premier League last season, setting up an opportunity to make it to the Group Stage of the Europa League for the second year running. With that experience to draw from, Viktor Skrypnyk’s men will fancy their chances of ousting Rapid Vienna over two legs, though their run of just one win from four games ahead of Thursday’s first leg means that confidence in their camp is low.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Rapid Vienna vs Zorya

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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Zorya
August 19, 2021
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Rapid Vienna vs Zorya

icon Head to Head

26/08/21
UELQ
Zorya
Zorya
2 - 3
Rapid Vienna
Rapid Vienna
19/08/21
UELQ
Rapid Vienna
Rapid Vienna
3 - 0
Zorya
Zorya

Rapid Vienna

Last 5

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
29/08/21
AB
FK Austria Vienna
FK Austria Vienna
1 - 1
Rapid Vienna
Rapid Vienna
22/08/21
AB
Rapid Vienna
Rapid Vienna
3 - 0
SV Ried
SV Ried

Zorya

Last 5

19/09/21
UVL
Zorya
Zorya
3 - 0
Chernomorets Odessa
Chernomorets Odessa
16/09/21
CON
Bodo/Glimt
Bodo/Glimt
3 - 1
Zorya
Zorya
11/09/21
UVL
FC Rukh Lviv
FC Rukh Lviv
1 - 1
Zorya
Zorya
29/08/21
UVL
Zorya
Zorya
1 - 0
Vorskla Poltava
Vorskla Poltava
22/08/21
UVL
FC Mariupol
FC Mariupol
3 - 4
Zorya
Zorya

Rapid Vienna vs Zorya Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

What stadium will the match be played at?

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

When does this fixture kick off?

The match will kick off at 20:00 CET (GMT +1) on August 19.

Have these clubs ever met before?

This is the first time Rapid Vienna and Zorya will meet for a competitive fixture.

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