Austria vs Serbia – 2018 World Cup Qualification: The Austrians are being one of the big disappointments of this group……
They were expected to be one of the teams who would fight for 1st place. Mathematically, they can still reach the 2nd, but they might go into this match already eliminated if Wales are able to beat Georgia away from home.
The Austrians even have some quality players, such as Alaba, Arnautovic or Harnik, but as a team they haven’t worked out very well.
They haven’t won in 3 matches and their last match, where they have tied 1-1 with Georgia, might have bene the last straw.
Defensively, they have been conceding too many goals and the team sometimes plays disconnected, something that is hard to understand since they have some good players.
The Serbians are doing very well in this group, and they are very close to securing the 1st place, which would give them direct access to the World Cup in Russia.
This year, the team showed or has been showing their full potential with several quality players, most of them playing in good leagues and good teams, and they are just a step away from putting Serbia in the World Cup.
If they win here, there are no more calculations, since they automatically ensure their 1st place.
When this match starts, they will already know Wales’ result and that can be important.
On their last match, the Serbians were able to get an excellent and very important win, 1-0 away in Ireland, that has put them on this more comfortable position.
Austria vs Serbia – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This match will be played after Georgia vs Wales and that can be very important for the outcome of this match.
That is, because I think Wales will win their match, which would put the Serbians only 1 point ahead of the Welsh and the Austrians out of the race for that play-off spot,
which could demotivate the Austrians who are still holding on to a slim hope of reaching that 2nd place.
With so little time to recover emotionally and knowing they would already be eliminated, that could reflect on their players’ performances and Serbia might be able to take advantage of that, even because if they won, they would secure 1st place.
I believe that the Serbians, who play with a good attitude, will end up winning this match.
|Serbia to win||