🆚 Bischofshofen Sportklub 1933 v FC Pinzgau Saalfelden
🏆 Salzburg Regional League Matchday 3
🏟️ Sportplatz Bischofshofen
🕖 August 5, 2022 (17:00 CET) 🇦🇹
2 games, 6 points, 5 goals, 0 goals conceded – the opening balance of FC Pinzgau Saalfelden in the regional league season 2022/23 can definitely be seen.
Alexander Schriebl’s team will not only face a prestigious duel in Bischofshofen, but also the next acid test for start of the campaign.
The direct duels with the Pongau team were always action-packed, emotionally charged and full of suspense. Tandari and Co want to continue their run of success against BSK 1933 and their flawless start of the season.
⏫ Opposition ⏫
Founded back in 1933, Sportklub Bischofshofen are among the most storied clubs in the Regionalliga Salzburg. The real glory days came between the mid-1950s and mid-1970s, a period during which the Blues & Whites became state champions of Salzburg nine times and even achieved promotion to the Austrian top flight in 1971.
The Nationalliga, as it was known at the time, proved to be a step too far for the newcomers, who finished the 1971/72 season bottom of the table with only eight points (one win and six draws). Several relegations followed in the ensuing decades, with the club reaching dropping down into the fifth division in 1999.
After the best part of twenty years languishing in the lower rungs of Austrian football, Bischofshofen recently achieved two promotions in close succession and have been back in the third tier since 2018/19.
⏫ Team News ⏫
Against Bischofshofen, Alexander Schriebl will still have to do without some players. Alessandro Ziege (knee), Raphael Streitwieser (ankle), Ratan Dudaew (knee), Marcell Toth (ankle) and Marko Colic (knee) are forced to watch the next weeks. Niklas Mühlbacher returns to the squad after serving his suspension.
⏫ Statement ⏫
“We want to remain without conceding a goal against Bischofshofen, that is our primary goal. Playing against the Pongauer is never easy, they have an experienced team and are on the upswing. We have to control our emotions over 90 minutes, not get involved in any games and also fade out the all-around. If we can do that, we’ll be able to hold our own in Bischofshofen. We are prepared for the conditions, have had a good week of training and have taken another step forward. The results of the first two rounds give us the necessary calm so that we can work consistently.”
⏫ Head-To-Head ⏫
The Mountainous Pine Blues have historically fared well against Bischofshofen with eight wins against only two defeats, with almost half of the previous clashes (eight out of 18) ending in a stalemate.