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Scotland vs Austria Prediction & Match Preview



Scotland vs Austria Prediction & Match Preview



25 March 2021 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET World Cup Qual

Thursday’s football game at Hampden Park pits together Scotland and Austria, the two teams who face each other in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. 

The Scotts did well to beat Serbia in the Euro 2021 playoffs final, and they are now on a quest to qualify for the World Cup finals for the first time since 1998. 

Kevin Nisbet has been handed his first Scotland call-up, but a man to watch in the home team will be Man Utd midfielder Scott McTominay.

The Austrians recorded five wins in the previous six games in all competitions, but beating Scotland in Glasgow is easier said than done. 

A close encounter is on the horizon, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. 

Austria captain Julian Baumgartlinger misses the game through injury, but both David Alaba and Marcel Sabitzer will be available for the trip to Hampden after Germany has removed Great Britain from a list of countries that require a 14-day quarantine.

Scotland vs Austria Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Scotland Austria played so far 3 matches.
Scotland won 1 direct matches. Austria won 1 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.33 goals per Match.

Scotland vs Austria Prediction

Scotland in actual season average scored 1.21 goals per match. In 10 (71.43%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (57.14%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Austria average scored 1.66 goals per match in season 2021. In 7 (53.85%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (46.15%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Clarke has a number of decisions to make regarding his Scotland starting lineup, including whether to hand a start to David Marshall after his spell out through injury.

Ryan Jack's withdrawal could lead to Scott McTominay reverting back to his more familiar role in midfield, allowing Scott McKenna to feature in defence.

Che Adams is unlikely to be considered for a starting role on his first appearance in the squad, but Oliver McBurnie could replace Lyndon Dykes.

With Marko Arnautovic not featuring in the Austria squad, Adrian Grbic and Sasa Kalajdzic are both pushing for a start in the final third.

Florian Grillitsch is in line to replace the injured Julian Baumgartlinger in midfield, with Christoph Baumgartner also in contention for a starting role.

Scotland possible starting lineup:
Marshall; O'Donnell, McKenna, Gallagher, Tierney, Robertson; McGinn, McTominay, McGregor; McBurnie, Christie

Austria possible starting lineup:
Pervan; Lainer, Dragovic, Ilsanker, Ulmer; Grillitsch, Sabitzer; Schlager, Baumgartner, Alaba; Kalajdzic