Austria vs Ireland
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Europe, Group D.
Date: Saturday, 12th November 2016
Kick-off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna.
Austria are having a mixed form in the ongoing World Cup qualification campaign as they have had a taste of all outcomes of results in their first 3 games. Austria have won once, lost once and drawn once, keeping them 4th in the group with 4 points. They will be hosting Republic of Ireland at Ernst Happel Stadion Wien in the game week 4 on Saturday.
Austria can be classified as the outscoring teams, having failed to keep a clean sheet in this campaign. They were out-scored by Serbia in their last game in the five goal thriller which ended in a 3-2 defeat. If they can outscore Ireland, they will tie with Serbia on same points in group D, which will again depend on results elsewhere.
Ireland are among the best performing team in group D, they are unbeaten in their first 3 games. They are second in the group with 7 points, tied to same point as Serbia in the top spot. A win in this game will keep them on the first position should Serbia lose to Wales.
Austria vs Ireland: Head to Head Statistics
The 8 previous games played between this two teams have hugely favoured Austria. Austria have won 5 games, drawn twice and lost once against the Irish boys.
Meanwhile, Austria are unbeaten at home against Ireland after having won 3 and drawn 1 from the last 4 games.
The two teams played last in September 2013, Austria were victorious by a lone goal in the game.
Austria vs Ireland: Prediction
Convincingly, Republic of Ireland are the better side between the two teams who are in a great run of form. Also they will hope stop Austria’s dominance over them with a win in this game.
Nevertheless, Austria have a much better side with quality players. However, most of them are performing below par for the national team at the moment. If they can raise their game, Ireland is expected to encounter a good battle. As on current form, the game is likely to end in favour of the visiting Irish side.
Austria vs Ireland: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Ireland win or draw at 1.80
Over 2.5 goals at 2.20.
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