Ireland vs Austria: Preview and Predictions

Ireland vs Austria World Cup Qualifier Match Preview 11th June 2017

Ireland vs Austria
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group D)
Date: Sunday, 11th June 2017
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Aviva Stadium.

Republic of Ireland will host Austria in one of the crucial fixtures on the entire WC Qualification campaign for both sides.

The potential victory on Sunday at Aviva Stadium would launch the Irish team to the stars and eliminate the Austrians from the battle for the top two positions in group D.

Republic of Ireland

Martin O’Neill can be happy with how his team looked like in a friendly with Uruguay earlier this week.

The Green Army picked up a 3-1 win on the home patch thanks to goals from Jonathan Walters, Cyrus Christie and James McClean to boost up the confidence ahead of a highly important encounter with the Austrians.

The Irish defense looked rock-solid so far in the qualifications since the team conceded no more than a single goal in last four clashes.

Austria

Austrians have not been as successful at the back which is why they dropped way too many points conceding two goals to Wales, three to Serbia and one to Republic of Ireland.

The Swiss manager Marco Koller has a decent potential in his squad which cruised past their opponents in EURO 2016 Qualification.

The visitors won’t come in the game in high spirits after playing only a 1-1 draw with Finland in their last test in late March this year.

Republic of Ireland vs Austria: Head to head

Das Team have generally been the dominant side in head to head clashes with Republic of Ireland, but the Green Army managed to end the Austrian reign with a super important 0-1 victory from November’s clash at Ernst-Happel Stadion.

It was James McClean who continued the impressive qualifying campaign by netting his third goal in the process to make the difference between the two teams.

Republic of Ireland vs Austria: Prediction

This is going to get intense as much as it can since the stakes can hardly be greater.

It will certainly affect the beauty of the game which is why we don’t expect to witness a high-scoring affair this Sunday in Dublin.

Republic of Ireland vs Austria: Bet Tips

The top betting prediction will be Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.58 with Pinnacle.

The FT Draw is priced up at 3.25 odds at Pinnacle and this will be our alternative choice.

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