Scotland and Austria will meet in the 1st round of the qualifications for the FIFA World Cup. Scotland qualified for the European Championship and made an incredible success. The goal is to qualify for the World Cup, and it will be interesting to watch this national team. Austria has great individuals, and with a few experienced players, it is time for this national team to show its strength.
March 25th, 2021 – 20:45
Scotland vs Austria Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Scotland vs Austria Predictions
This is the first international break since Scotland’s dramatic penalty shootout victory in Serbia back in November – their ninth match without defeat in all competitions. It’s far from their biggest concern, but they struggled to build on that high with back-to-back 1-0 losses against Slovakia and Israel, underlining that there are still improvements to be made if they’re to put in a good showing at the Euros. The back-to-back defeats meant that they ultimately ended up finishing as runners-up to the Czech Republic in Nations League League 2 Group B – keeping them in the second tier next time the tournament rolls around. Callum McGregor plays excellently and does not allow the opponent to play in the middle of the field. Lyndon Dykes enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has problems. Andrew Robertson is one of the best defenders in the world. The Liverpool player is a starter in every match, and he is phenomenal both defensively and offensively. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the selector for the starting lineup.
Austria, meanwhile, is also looking to make it to their first World Cup since 1998, although they have since made it to the 2008 Euro (qualified as hosts) and the last Euros in 2016 – although they had a slightly disappointing showing with a group-stage exit in France. Franco Foda’s side will also be at Euro 2021 this summer after finishing as runners up to Poland in their qualifying group. They performed well at the Nations League in the Autumn – topping a group that featured Romania, Northern Ireland, and Norway, with four wins and one defeat of six. Marcel Sabitzer enjoys the field, and when he receives the ball and heads towards the goal, the opponent has problems. Sasa Kalajdzic is the engine of this team. He goes through the opponent’s defense like a fast train, has excellent ball control, and can be satisfied with his games. Many clubs are interested in this guy.
It is going to be a very tight clash in which both sides have the chance to take points. It won’t be surprising if the game ends in a draw.
We can expect a big fight between these two teams, and both of them should be able to score. We don’t believe either side will keep the clean sheet.