Luxembourg vs Austria: Preview and Predictions
Luxembourg vs Austria
Date: Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: Stade Josy Barthel (Luxembourg).
Austria may have had a dismal campaign in the recently finished WC Qualifications, but they do look ready for the brand new start and a strong run in the next set of qualifiers (for EURO 2020). Das Team have backed up November’s 2-1 win over Uruguay by demolishing Slovenia 3-0 in front of the home crowd in Klagenfurt.
Stoke City’s star Marko Arnautovic was the one who stole the show by netting a brace, while team’s main star David Alaba broke the deadlock beforehand. It was the fourth straight victory for the Austrians who have been pretty inspired in the final third along the way and we can expect another high-quality showing from them on Tuesday evening when they play Luxembourg.
The hosts will also come into the game high on confidence, but the difference in quality between these two sides should really be notable and Luxemburg will definitely face hard times avoiding a defeat here. The team led by Luc Holtz had a fine run for their standards winning six points in ten qualifying games and finishing above Belarus in the Group A standings. Luxembourg have also won two on the bounce in friendlies beating Hungary and Malta in last two actions.
Luxembourg vs Austria: Head-to-head
The two sides have battled each other five times over the history.
Austria have entirely dominated the match-up winning each of five games (22-4 goals difference).
The Austrians have scored ten goals in last two matches against Austria.
Luxembourg vs Austria: Prediction
Luxembourg have improved their performances a lot over the last couple of years, but they are still far away from Austria’s level.
We thus have to take the away win as a banker bet at the odds of 1.50. The visitors have a strong firepower on display featuring the likes of Marko Arnautovic and Guido Burgstaller in the final third and we’d be very surprised to see any other scenario but a confident victory for the Austrians here.