Looking to attend the World Cup, Wales hosts Austria at the Cardiff City Stadium
on a match counting towards the World Cup Qualification group stage.
Gareth Bale’s team is unbeaten in this qualification stage. That’s good isn’t it? The big problem is that they’ve only won once in 6 matches.
The draws, which are already 5 of 6 possible have been hurting Wales a lot. That left the team with almost an obligation to win against Austria here.
The team only has 8 points so far, which leaves them in 3rd place and leaders Serbia and Ireland already have 12 points. At home, they have won once and tied twice, scoring 6 goals and conceding 2 in those 3 matches.
For this match, Ramsey was doubtful because he didn’t practice with the team, but he will be available. Neil Taylor and Joe Allen are out due to a suspension.
Latest results – Wales:
11.06.2017 WCQL Serbia 1-1 Wales
24.03.2017 WCQL Ireland 0-0 Wales
12.11.2016 WCQL Wales 1-1 Serbia
09.10.2016 WCQL Wales 1-1 Georgia
06.10.2016 WCQL Austria 2-2 Wales
05.09.2016 WCQL Wales 4-0 Moldova
Latest results – Austria
11.06.2017 WCQL Ireland 1-1 Austria
28.03.2017 FRL Austria 1-1 Finland
24.03.2017 WCQL Austria 2-0 Moldova
15.11.2016 FRL Austria 0-0 Slovakia
12.11.2016 WCQL Austria 0-1 Ireland
09.10.2016 WCQL Serbia 3-2 Austria
Wales vs Austria – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Austria are on a situation similar to their opponents’. The team has 8 points and they desperately need to shorten the distance for the first placed teams.
The only difference is that Austria are one position behind Wales, due to the tiebreak criteria.
On this competition, the team arrives here after a win against Moldova and an away draw against the Irish.
Playing away from home, the Austrians have 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, scoring 5 goals and conceding 5 as well in the process.
For this match, Austria have a few problems in their squad since Marc Janko and Marko Arnautovic are out.
This is a close match but I see Wales having more weapons to decide this match.
The team has been having a great performance at home and besides that, Austria has some important absences for this match, which can affect their performance.