Austria’s national football team gets it right at the start of the European Championship qualification with probably the biggest competitor to do. Positive is probably that this game will be played in the Vienna Ernst Happel Stadium, where already many opponents have lost their teeth. We looked closely at the shape of both teams to give you an ideal bet tip for this match. The kick-off is on Thursday at 20.45.
Austria is confident in this meeting and qualifying for the Euro 2020. With Poland is probably the toughest opponent in the fight for participation in the Continental tournament next summer. Other opponents are Israel with team boss Andi Herzog (on Sunday, March 24), Slovenia, Macedonia and Latvia. The team of coach Franco Foda should be able to occupy one of the top 2 places, which entitles to the final tournament. In the fall, the team had occupied rank 2 in its group of Nations League B. 7 points were taken from 4 games against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Northern Ireland. You could win twice, both times against the Northern Irishmen: 1: 0 at home and 2: 1 away. Against the Bosnians there was a 0-1 away defeat and a goalless home rematch. Fewer goals were scored by the Austrians in this new UEFA competition. The current 23rd of the FIFA World Ranking, which could not qualify for the 2018 World Cup, put away a winning streak away from autumn 2017, lasting 7 games. Among other things, World Cup hosts Russia (1-0) and Germany (2-1) was defeated, which caused quite a stir. With this Austrian national team is therefore always to be expected, especially if it is in front of their own audience. From 11 games in 2018, the Foda-Eleven won strong 7 games, 3 times you had to give up (1 draw). In front of their own audience, they only had to bow to Brazil (0: 3), celebrating 5 wins (1 draw). Austria, who had to cut the sails at the Euro 2016 after the group phase, is usually very compact on the defensive: In 6 of the 11 games they did not allow a goal at all. In 3 games the opponent managed only 1 hit. Since it should not be surprising that the games are rather poor goal: In 6 of the 11 games in 2018 fell under 2.5 hits in the game, most recently 5 times in 6 games. Striking is also: Only in 2 of the recent 11 Austria games shot both teams goals.
The Poles are more than just a dangerous outsider when we take a look at the odds. A double chance X / 2 is very well quoted. A draw is very likely in our forecast for this game. Above all, the offensive is extremely strong for the Poles: Robert Lewandowski (55 goals in 103 caps) is set in Jerzy Brzeczeks 4-4-2 as a striker. The 30-year-old marked in this season for Bayern 12 goals in 30 games. In addition, Krzystof Piatek from AC Milan (1 goal in 2 matches, 27 club goals in 31 games) or Napolis Arkadiusz Milik (13 goals in 45 appearances, 18 goals in 35 games for the club this season) storm. The Poles did not win under the new team boss in 6 attempts. From the Nations League, the Poles relegated with 3 draws and 3 defeats against European champions Portugal and Italy. As there have been only one draw against Ireland and one defeat against the Czech Republic in tests, the Poles have been without matches for 6 games. In both away games in the Nations League, they drew 1-1. At the 2018 World Cup, the Central Europeans adopted disappointingly after the preliminary round. In the Euro 2016, the Poland failed in the quarterfinals only on later champions Portugal on penalties. 5 of the most recent 6 appearances ended in under 2.5 goals throughout the game, which we consider to be a strong indication of an under bet. Poland’s coach Brzeczek has a past in Austria: the 48-year-old has twice won the Austrian title with FC Tirol and has played for LASK and Sturm Graz, where he played together with Foda. The direct duel is completely balanced: Austria prevailed 4 times, Poland 4 times, in 1 draw. However, the last time you met each other 11 years ago, at the Euro 2008 in Austria (1: 1). The last 3 duels lost to Poland (1 win, 2 draws).
Football Prediction of the Day Austria vs Poland
A victory bet we would secure in this encounter with a draw. From our point of view you have two options here: draw no bet Tip 1 or X / 2. We expect a close and rather poor goal match, so we recommend you under 2.5 goals during the game.
Bet Tips: Austria