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Austria Vienna vs. Fenerbahce Prediction and Match Preview

Austria Vienna vs. Fenerbahce  Prediction and Match Preview

Austria Vienna host Fenerbahce in the first leg of their Europa League qualifying play-off on Thursday.

The Austrians will be hoping for a positive result on home soil before next week’s tricky trip to Istanbul.

Match preview

Austria Vienna appear to have a whole host of injury concerns, with Johannes Handl (shoulder), Marko Rugaz (knock), Matan Baltaxa (ankle), Andreas Gruber, Ziad El Sheiwi (both knee), James Holland and Armand Smrcka (both ligament) all unlikely to feature against Fenerbahce.

Lucas Galvao was sent off during the weekend’s 2-1 win against WSG Tirol, but the Brazilian centre-back should retain his place as his ban will only apply to league matches.

Fenerbahce, meanwhile, have several fitness problems themselves. The Turkish runners-up will likely travel to Vienna without Serdar Aziz (groin), Nazim Sangare (knee), Irfan Kahveci (knock), Mert Hakan Yandas (unknown) as well as new signing Pedro (thigh).

Having cruised to a routine victory against 10-men Kasimpasa on Monday, Jesus was able to bring the likes of King and Valencia off early, while the likes of Rossi and Miguel Crespo were only utilised from the bench and should start here.

Austria Vienna possible starting lineup:
Fruchtl; Ranftl, Muhl, Galvao, Graca; Fischer, Braunoder, Wustinger, Huskovic; Fitz, Tabakovic

Fenerbahce possible starting lineup:
Bayindir; Osayi-Samuel, Henrique, Szalai, Kadioglu; Arao, Zajc, Crespo; Mor, King, Rossi

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