Austria vs Slovakia
Date: Tuesday, 15th November
Kick Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna.
Austria’s World Cup chances have taken a massive hit with back to back losses in their group to Serbia and Republic of Ireland. This has set back the nation to 4th place in the standings and they have fallen six points behind the leaders. They are at least scoring goals though and this could bode well for this friendly encounter with Slovakia.
Slovakia have won 2 and lost 2 from their group which also features England and are in 3rd place just two points behind Slovenia for an automatic qualification place. They will be high on confidence with two wins over Lithuania and Scotland, in those games they kept clean sheets on both occasions and scored 7 goals. This two game winning run put a halt to their 3 losses in a row. However proceed with caution; these two wins did come at home.
Austria vs Slovakia: Head-to-head stats
The nations have played just three games in their history before Tuesday’s match up. It’s one win a piece and a draw, so all level. The last match they played was in Austria in 2011 where Slovakia ran out 2-1 winners. Over 1.5 goals has a 100% success rate whilst over 2.5 goals has a success rate of 33%.
Austria vs Slovakia: Predictions
Slovakia are not travelling too well but Austria are in bad form, this seems to have a draw written all over it. If we do see goals it may be in the second half where we have the better chance.
Also look out for Slovakia’s Adam Nemec who has two goals in his last two matches. He is our pick to score any time during the match against Austria.
Austria vs Slovakia: Bet Tips
Highest scoring half: 2nd half at 23/20
Any time goal scorer: Adam Nemec of Slovakia at 7/2.