Austria vs Georgia
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group D)
Date: Tuesday, 5th September 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna.
Following the defeat in Wales, World Cup 2018 dreams are over for Austria. The team who streamrolled their whole group in the qualification stages for EURO 2016 will most likely finish in the fourth place. Anything other than a victory over Georgia would be a huge disappointment, despite the match does not carry any significant significance.
Austria played the crucial match in the fight for WC in Russia against Wales in Belfast. However, they were beaten in the worst possible way with the minimal result of 1-0 as Woodburn scored in the 74th minute. It will be extremely hard for Austria to find the motivation to continue as both teams are fighting for FIFA coefficient.
Georgia snatched two points from Ireland on the home turf as they managed to remain unbeaten. Despite that result was insignificant for them, that outcome heavily influenced the constellation in Group D.
In the away games, Georgia managed to grab two draws in Wales and Moldova while falling in Ireland.
Austria vs Georgia: Head-to-head
In the first match of the two national teams in Georgia, Austria grabbed the 1-2 victory back in September 2016. Hinteregger and Janko netted for Austria, while Georgia lowered the defeat in the later stages of the match.
Austria vs Georgia: Predictions
Austrian players are certainly devastated after the recent result in Belfast, therefore, the psychological impact is massive. Austria’s state will certainly help Georgia, so they might manage to grab a draw in Vienna. A low-scoring match is expected as Austria rarely score more than two, and Georgia certainly won’t score more than one goal. Due to Austria’s current situation in the group, a draw is on the table due to lack of motivation.
Austria vs Georgia: Bet Tips
Georgia +1, +1.5 at the odds of 2.08 at Bet365.
Value is in backing a ft Draw for 5.00 odds at Betfair.