Austria vs Russia
Date: Wednesday, 30th May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Tivoli Stadion Tirol (Innsbruck).
Austria haven’t made it to the World Cup but they’ve been in a great form since late in the campaign and we’ve seen a five-game winning streak, as they beat Serbia, Moldova, Uruguay, Slovenia, and Luxembourg since early October.
Das Team will now hope to build on such a consistency towards the September UEFA Nations League clashes, with a busy schedule through June. They have been regularly scoring goals and coming into the match on the back of a 0-4 thrashing over Luxembourg will surely be a great boost to their confidence as well.
Russia have been a tough side to beat but they’ve struggled to return to the winning ways with a very tough schedule, as they earned just draws against Iran and Spain in their last five outings – with losses to Argentina, Brazil, and France also seen along the way. They will be very motivated to bounce back with a good display in Innsbruck but Stanislav Cherchesov’s men will have a lot to work on ahead of the fixture.
Austria vs Russia: Head-to-head
- Austria have beaten Russia in both of their EURO Qualifiers clashes in 2014 and 2015.
- We’ve seen two narrow clashes, as one goal was enough to secure the points on both occasions.
- Russia have last bagged a win over the rivals back in 1994, bagging a 0-3 Friendly win.
Austria vs Russia: Prediction
We will now back Austria to build on their furious streak and connect their sixth win in a row at 2.25, proving their quality against Russia in front of the home crowd and capitalizing on the rivals’ struggles to lift their team spirits recently.
We do feel we’re in for more goals on the day, though, as both sides come into the contest after regularly scoring and conceding numbers of goals recently. With that in mind, we’ll back Over 2.5 goals FT at 2.35 as well – which could prove great value and the best way to go about the fixture at this point.
Austria vs Russia: Bet Tips
Austria to win @ 2.25
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.35.