Austria vs Germany
Date: Saturday, 2 June 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt.
Germany will tackle neighbouring Austria in the first of two tests ahead of the title defense quest at the World Cup in Russia. The match will be especially interesting because of the return of the Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer who is expected to start his first competitive game since fracturing a metatarsal at the start of the Bundesliga season against Mainz 05.
Overall, it should be a strong check for Joachim Low’s men in spite of the fact the Austrians had a rather underwhelming campaign in the recently finished WC Qualifications. Austria are led by the German head coach Franco Foda who took over the Swiss manager Marcel Koller in the wake of the aforementioned qualifying campaign.
Das Team has been enjoying a superb run of form of late as they’ll head into this off the back of six straight wins in all competitions. Austria shipped just one goal in last five games and they will no doubts be a tough nut to crack for the Germans here.
Austria vs Germany: Head-to-head
Germany were in complete control when it comes to head to head encounters with the Austrian national side.
Die Mannschaft won 10 and drew 1 of 11 head to head affairs and they are currently on a streak of 9 consecutive wins over Austria.
Germany bagged two or more goals in 9 of 11 H2H games.
Austria vs Germany: Prediction
Germany are 1.50 favourites and we do expect them to grab the victory here in spite of Austria’s impressive form of late. Low will likely be without important midfield figures Toni Kroos (should be rested after helping Real Madrid lift the third straight Champions League silverware last weekend) and Mesut Ozil (has slight issues with the physical condition).
Nonetheless, the likes of Marco Reus, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane and Timo Werner should really be able to make the difference for Germany who have entirely dominated this match-up over the history. We will alternatively take Germany to net two or more goals at the odds of 1.61 knowing they have done so in 9 of 11 matches against Austria over the course of history.
Austria vs Germany: Betting Tips
- Germany to win @ 1.50
- Germany Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.61.