FCPS vs. SV Seekirchen Preview
Salzburg Regional League Matchday 13: FC Pinzgau Saalfelden vs. SV Seekirchen
October 10 2020 (17:00 CET), Saalfelden Arena
How To Watch:
English Stream – FCPS.at or facebook.com/fcpinzgau
German Stream – laola1.tv (Austria only)
SV Seekirchen, who are based in the town of Seekirchen am Wallersee, were founded in 1945 shortly after the Second World War came to an end. However, they spent the first half a century of their existence languishing in the lower leagues of Austrian football and it was not until 1997 that SVS climbed to the third tier for the first time in their history. They spent the next few seasons yo-yoing between divisions but have now been in the third tier without interruption since regaining promotion ahead of the 2002/03 campaign.
Several youngsters who came through the club’s ranks in the late 1980s and early 1990s went on to become household names in Austrian football, with Robert Ibertsberger, Andreas Ibertsberger and Thomas Winklhofer all representing their country on multiple occasions. More recently, Stefan Lainer has excelled with Red Bull Salzburg, Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Austrian national team since coming through the Seekirchen academy.
FC Pinzgau Saalfelden coach Christian Ziege could be without Lukas Schubert and Daniel Raischl, who are doubtful. They are the latest names on a growing list of absentees that includes Denis Kahrimanovic, Alexander Gadenstätter, Raphael Streitwieser and Oliver Valentine.
SV Seekirchen boss Alexander Schriebl can recall Bernhard Biribauer and Michael Noggler, who missed the last match through suspension. The danger men for the visitors will likely be Alexander Reiter and Aaron Boold Volkert, who have each scored five goals this season.
FC Pinzgau Saalfelden’s promotion hopes seem to be slipping away after they were beaten 1-0 at home by SV Grödig last time out. The Mountainous Pine Blues, who occupy fifth place with 16 points, now trail second-placed SV Austria Salzburg by six points with a third of the regular season remaining. One place and three points above FCPS are SV Seekirchen, although they have lost their last two matches – 4-1 at TSV St. Johann and 3-1 at home to SV Kuchl.
SVS boast the better head-to-head record, having won eight and lost six of the 20 meetings between the clubs. The other six matches ended in stalemate. FCPS lost the reverse fixture in Seekirchen 2-1 but came out on top last term, drawing 1-1 at home and winning 2-0 away.