Austria vs Poland
Europe – Euro Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 21st March 2019
Kick off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Ernst Happel Stadion (Vienna).
Poland had a disappointing campaign both in the Nations League, and the preceding World Cup. The team came with high hopes, boosted by their inspirational striker Robert Lewandowski. But the point-man failed to convert his exemplary exploits at the club level. Goals were scarce for them in both competitions. They hope to kick-start their next set of official games with a positive result, but it remains to be seen whether the home team will allow it.
Austria may have lacked quality in front of the goal. But they held their ground against good opponents with grit. They lost just a single game in the League B of Nations League and could be extremely proud of their defensive performances.
Austria vs Poland Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met in a European competition was in 2008.
- Either shared the spoils then with a 1-1 scoreline.
- The teams have met a total of three times in the last 20 years.
- Poland recorded two wins in these series of matches, both of which were 14 years back.
Austria vs Poland Prediction
The home advantage will play a big role in this game. Poland has struggled recently as far as goal-scoring is concerned, and with the additional home advantage for the in-form defense of Austria, the Polish frontline led by Lewa will find life hard this Thursday.
Poland failed to win a single match in the Nations League, losing two, and drawing the remaining two. Their two away games combined, returned just two goals in total, and with the off-putting performance in a stretch, the team was relegated to League B.
Austria, who held their head high against some tough competition in the same tournament, holds the upper hand here. They will count on the home status and their fighting spirit to convert the three points on offer. A home win seems the possibility here against the struggling Polish. To be on the safe side, we will go with DNB.
With both teams not that great at scoring, and with Austria preferring defense over their frontline, goals will be scarce in the tie.
Austria vs Poland Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Austria @ 1.67 (2/3)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3).