Monday, September 27, 2021

Prediction: Austria vs Scotland

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, World Cup 6 Sep 2021

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Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 11/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

Austria and Scotland will face each other in the 2022 World Cup qualifying Group F game this weened. The match will be held at Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna and is scheduled to kick off at 7:45pm UK time.

Austria

Austria are fourth in Group F at the moment with seven points from five matches. They are eight points behind leaders Denmark and three points behind second-placed Israel.

Franco Foda’s side will head into the match against Scotland on the back of a 5-2 defeat to Israel away from home. It followed a 2-0 win against Moldova.

Team News:

Marcel Sabitzer will miss the Scotland.

Scotland

Scotland are still very much in the running for the 2022 World Cup finals, but they are now unlikely to win Group F. Denmark are at the top of the group with 15 points from five matches, seven points ahead of third-placed Scotland.

Steve Clarke’s side will head into the match against Austria on the back of a 1-0 victory over Moldova. It followed a 2-0 loss at the hands of Denmark away from home in the 2022 World Cup qualifier.

Team News:

Ryan Fraser, Nathan Patterson and Kenny McLean have pulled out of the squad.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Scotland are unbeaten in their last four visits to Austria in all competitions.
  • Scotland are aiming to win back-to-back matches for the first time since October 2020.
  • Marko Arnautovic has been involved in 13 goals in his last 15 appearances for Austria in all competitions.
  • Austria have never lost consecutive home World Cup qualifiers.
  • Austria have failed to score in each of their last two home games.

Conclusion

Scotland will not make it easy for Austria and should be able to pick up a point from the encounter.

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 11/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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