Austria and Poland begin the road to a future place in the European Championship that marks the 60th anniversary of the race in a group that also includes the groups of Northern Macedonia, Slovenia, Latvia and Israel,
Austria vs Poland Today’s Betting Prediction
Matchday 1 was a match between the potential favorites to qualify directly for the competition that will take place in 2020.
Austria disillusioned in the first edition of the League of Nations. In League B, with Bosnia and Northern Ireland, the Austrians were not beyond the 2 nd place they failed to climb to the top of the competition.
Something quite common for the Austrians who even usually present talent in their convocations, but they disappoint in the decisive phase. It so happened in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, where they were 4th behind Serbia, Ireland and Wales.
It happened the same in Euro 2016 when they did not pass the group stage, in a group where they finished to go ahead three selections. The big hope for this qualifying phase is Franco Foda.
The Austria national team qualified in 2018 and has since posted some interesting results in the friendly, with victories against Russia and Germany by the smallest margin, yet in the League of Nations.
For Thursday’s meeting, Foda can not rely on striker Guido Burgstaller and Hannes Wolf, as well as defender Philipp Lienhart. Lows that limit what could be the exhibition of Austria and that has in David Alaba the star of the company.
Poland did well, but it was not beyond 3rd place in Group 3 of League of Nations A which earned them the descent of division. In a group with Portugal and Italy, the Poles were to tie Italy and Portugal, but they conceded in home games.
After a World Cup in which they did not pass the group stage is expected a quiet group stage. They are favorites to the first place given the quality it presents as a whole.
Names like Wojciech Szczęsny, Kamil Glik, Jakub Błaszczykowski, Piotr Zieliński, Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik and Krzysztof Piątek give safety to the Poles for entry into the European qualification.
Mainly the fire power of the offensive front that offer a luxury attack to a team that is always favored to be in a European or World Cup.
Austria vs Poland Betting Tips and Predictions
The last meeting between these two teams dates from Euro 2008. At the time a draw left the two team with one foot out of the competition. Before that a double confrontation for the qualification of World-wide 2006.
Poland took the best in both matches and secured the 2nd place in the group. At the moment, Poland has a stronger team than Austria.
Adding to this situation, Austria has some important casualties that leave a whole already with few quality solutions, with a larger deficit. A win of Poland or draw is my prediction, giving importance to quality rather than the factor home.
Betting Prediction: Poland or draw