Austria and Scotland will meet in the 6th round of qualifications for the World Cup. Austria was convincingly defeated by Israel 5:2, and the team needs to react and urgently win some points. Scotland plays disciplined football with a small number of goals, and they will try to surprise their rivals.
September 7th, 2021 – 20:45
Austria vs Scotland Betting Tips & Predictions
BTTS Yes @ 2.15
Correct score 1:1 @7.00
Reason for Austria vs Scotland Predictions
Austria will host Scotland in what has been termed a pivotal game in Group F of the World Cup qualifiers after the two posted mixed results in Round 5. Scotland rose to third above Austria with a 1-0 win over Moldova, while Austria dropped to fourth with a 5-2 loss against Israel. Austria will be counting on home advantage going to this game and the good form shown by Marko Arnautovic and Christophe Baumgartner in the attack. The two are responsible for Austria’s four goals in the last two matches. Austria will have to do better defensively, though, having conceded two or more goals in three of their previous five games. The big loss to Israel will definitely call for a rethink. However, they’ve been good in attack, and that is one area they’ll want to take advantage of. At home, in World Cup qualifiers, Austria has 13 wins in 20 matches. Konrad Laimer plays excellently and does not allow the opponent to play in the middle of the field. Christoph Baumgartner is the engine of this team, he goes through the defense of the opponent like a fast train, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his games. Many teams are interested in signing this guy.
Scotland goes to this game straight from a nervy win over Moldova at home. It was far from comfortable, but they’ll be happy to have bagged three points ahead of a tough away trip. Their first win in five matches keeps alive hopes of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since France 1998. However, they’ve failed to score in three of the last five matches, and this will be another key issue going to Austria. In the previous six matches, the Scots haven’t been able to score more than a goal, and the two wins they’ve managed in this group have come against the bottom-placed teams. One more point for Scotland came in the 2-2 draw with Austria earlier in this group, when at home, they were forced to come from down twice. Lyndon Dykes creates a lot of problems for the opponents on the right-wing. It’s hard to keep this guy in the one-on-one game, as he has fantastic dribbles. Andrew Robertson is one of the best defenders in the world, he plays for Liverpool, he is a starter in every match, and he is phenomenal both defensively and offensively.
It will be a big battle between these two teams, and it will not be surprising if the match ends in a draw.
We can also expect a goal in both nets, and neither side should keep the clean sheet.