Latvia vs Austria
Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Daugavas stadions (Riga).
Latvia have already been eliminated from the tournament with losses in all their fixtures so far. On the other hand, Austria is on the brink of qualification, and they surely will make the most of this comparatively easier battle to attain their objective.
Latvia vs Austria Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture of this game ended in a 6-0 in for the Austrians.
- Latvia has been winless since 1995, against this opponent.
- In fact, since 1937, the Latvians have managed a total of just one victory.
- On Latvian soil, the visitors have scored twice or more in all clashes.
- The Austrians have never failed to find the back of the net against this rival.
Latvia vs Austria Prediction
Austria were under pressure to deliver, the last time they underwent a road trip. They were bring hosted by the Slovenians, and right away the visiting contingent tried to get an upper hand. Their efforts found fruit, as they scored a goal in the 21st minute to gain a mental superiority.
The home team did try their best to hit back and equalize, but the backline of Austria was steadfast in keeping the threats at bay. They finally did succeed in posting a 0-1 victory.
The Latvians were undone by the mastery of arguably the best striker in the world at the moment, Robert Lewandowski, as even home advantage seemed inadequate to hold off the Polish point-man. Helped by his hattrick, Poland registered a 0-3 win to extend their stay at the top.
This game week, understand that the Austrians are taking on the dead-last squad in the group, and are unbeaten in their previous five match-days in the campaign. They have also scored the most number of goals in the group till point, and have conceded the second-least.
Importantly, the reverse fixture of this game ended in a lopsided win for the Austrians, with a phenomenal 6-0 scoreline, and in the last eight decades or so, Latvia have managed to record a victory just once.
Moreover, Latvia have conceded the most, and have scored the least. To quote a stat, they have found the back of the net just twice, from their eight games, and in overall, are winless in their preceding sixteen match-ups. In addition, the team has won just twice in their former 38 games, and lost their last five straight appearances at home, while failing to score in every single one.
Taking these factors into account, count on the guests, Austria, to emerge victorious this Tuesday.
Latvia vs Austria Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Austria/ Austria @ 1.60 (3/5)
Austria -1.5, -2 Asian Handicap @ 1.67 (2/3).