Wales vs Austria
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group D)
Date: Saturday, 2nd September 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
Both Wales and Austria still have something to hope for, so this upcoming match could be of great importance for both of them.
With 8 points, Wales is sitting at the third place in the table. They are only four points behind the first ranked Serbia and the second ranked Ireland. They had opened the qualifications with a 4 – 0 win at home against Moldova, and after that six consecutive draws followed. Their goal difference is 9 – 5.
Their most recent encounter was the away leg against Serbia. The match ended with the same result as the home leg against them – with a 1 – 1 draw.
Austria is almost in the exactly same position as their hosts for this round. They also have 8 points and, due to the goal difference which is slightly worse (9 – 8), they are sitting behind them, that is, at the 4th place.
They have two wins, two draws, and two losses so far. They failed to score only in the home leg against Ireland when they lost 0 – 1. Their most recent match was the away leg against them and it ended with a 1 – 1 draw.
Wales vs Austria: Head to head
They met 7 times in total. Austria has a slight advantage when it comes to the wins; they have three wins, as opposed to Wales’ two. Two times their head to head duels ended with a draw, including their most recent encounter – the first leg in this group stage that ended with a 2 – 2 draw.
Four times their head to head to head encounters saw both teams scoring. There were 3 or more goals on three of their duels.
Wales vs Austria: Predictions
Both of them are going to fight hard, hoping to move up the ladder of the group table, and we can expect goals on the both sides of the pitch. They are in a similar shape, but counting on the benefits of the home terrain, wales can be considered as favourites; perhaps they will be able to break the draw-chain with a win.