Austria vs North Macedonia
Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Ernst Happel Stadion (Vienna).
With eight games up, Austria have emerged as the front runners to progress from Group G along with Poland. The home side are likely to pile on even more pressure at the top with a win this weekend as they lock horns with North Macedonia, who have looked far from convincing on the road.
Austria vs North Macedonia Head to head (h2h)
Their only previous encounter witnessed Austria secure a whopping 4-1 victory on the road.
Austria vs North Macedonia Prediction
Austria are currently breathing down Poland’s neck on the ladder and are just three points short of being level with the latter. The hosts pulled off a 1-0 victory against Slovenia in their last clash on the road. Prior to that matchup, the home team took down Israel with a convincing 3-1 scorecard.
At the moment, Austria are boasting a stellar six-match unbeaten streak under their belt. It is also worth mentioning the hosts have been tasting nothing but success in their last three games in a running on home soil.
On the other hand, North Macedonia have been struggling to find a consistent winning groove in their respective fixtures. The visitors were at the losing end of a 2-0 scoreline in their previous fixture on the road, while at home they edged it past Slovenia with a 2-1 victory.
It is also worth mentioning that the away side have not looked sharp in their outings so far. With just one win from their previous four trips on the road, North Macedonia have managed to garner no more than five points from a possible twelve.
Furthermore, the visitors failed to keep Austria at bay in the reverse fixture, even with home advantage intact. With the hosts winning by a two-goal margin or more in their last two games here, count on Austria to secure the bragging rights, even with a -1.5 handicap on them.
In addition, the home team have not been shy in getting their names on the scoresheets. The Austrian outfit have found the back of the net seventeen times so far, which is two more than any other side in the cluster.
Moreover, ten of those aforementioned goals were scored in the comforts of their home. With North Macedonia conceding four goals in their previous meeting alone, expect Austria to make light work of this foe and to rack up the goals tally by all means.
Austria vs North Macedonia Betting tips
Austria -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).