Austria vs Russia Soccer Prediction Today
After the Austrian national team missed qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in an unpleasant group with Serbia, Wales and Ireland, the ÖFB team will have to watch the World Cup in front of the TV this summer. Nevertheless, team principal Franco Foda can use the preparatory matches against the World Cup participants Russia, Germany and Brazil to further his tactical requirements for the team in view of the launching in the fall of the Nations League. In the match against Russia, the Austrians face a physically strong and tactically disciplined opponent who, according to our prognosis, will not take this lightly on the shoulder, in order to heat up the mood in their own country just before the 2018 World Cup with good performances. By contrast, the ÖFB team can look back on an impressive series of 5 victories in a row, which also helped to defeat world championship favorite Uruguay. Thus, the team of ex-storm Graz coach Foda will appear with the necessary confidence and go to work with a broad chest to extend this winning streak. In the cadre nomination for the preparation games in the summer of the ÖFB coach came up with some surprises, as Foda with Richard Strebinger (Rapid Vienna), Cican Stankovic (RB Salzburg), Thomas Murg (Rapid Vienna) and in the summer of Sturm Graz Rapid Vienna changing Marvin Potzmann has convened a total of 4 newcomers. In addition, with the two central defenders Kevin Danso (FC Augsburg) and Kevin Wimmer, who changes in the summer of Premier League relegated Stoke City to Hannover 96 in the German Bundesliga, return 3 players in the national team, who were already able to sniff team air due to previous convocations , Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig), Valentino Lazaro (Hertha BSC Berlin) and Augsburg Goalgetter Michael Gregoritsch are missing because of injury. The team supports David Alaba (Bayern Munich) and captain Julian Baumgartlinger (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) are also questionable because of minor injuries for the game against Russia. It will be especially interesting in this test match to see how Foda will integrate the team newcomers into his tactical structure or whether the ÖFB coach will change anything in terms of basic orientation. According to our forecast, this scenario is by no means unlikely for the second half because Foda has brought more tactical flexibility to the team since taking office last October. For example, the Austrian national team tried the sovereign 3-0 friendly win against Slovenia in a system with triple chain, which was already tried out briefly under predecessor Marcel Koller, but due to the modest success, they returned quickly to the typical for Austria 4-2-3 -1 back. Finally, in our forecast, we expect a very intense friendly match between two teams, who will not accept this match as a relaxed ending at the end of a long club season. Although Austria does not race for the 2018 World Cup, we tend to think that the ÖFB team is more involved than Russia and therefore recommend a draw no bet on Austria. Although a bet on under 2.5 goals in the entire match would be worth considering because of the interesting odds, in view of the last results of both teams, we recommend caution in our forecast.
For World Cup hosts Russia begins with the friendly match against Austria, the final phase of preparation for the 2018 World Cup. In order to provide under optimal conditions for the final touches before the start of the home World Cup, the “Sbornaja” is currently in the Tyrolean Stubai Valley, where Also the teams from Germany, Brazil, Japan, South Korea and Peru will make their final preparations for the 2018 World Cup. According to our prediction, the main task of Coach Tschertschessow in the mental area: The Russian national team has been without a win for 5 games, the last full success was in October 2017 against South Korea retracted. Although the “Sbornaja” scored a respectable 3-3 draw with World Cup favorite Spain, but there is not much of an euphoric wave in their own country. Therefore, a victory would be good just now, to restore the battered self-confidence to some extent. The squad of Russia holds little surprises and includes experienced players such as captain Fyodor Smolov (FK Krasnodar), Vladimir Granat (Rubin Kazan), Aleksandr Samedov (Spartak Moscow) or Roman Neustädter (Fenerbahce Istanbul) also some promising youngsters like Aleksey Miranchuk ( Lokomotiv Moscow) or Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow), who provide new impulses in the team. The 3-5-2, which requires a lot of tactical discipline and running work, is also expected in our forecast for the match against Austria. Incidentally, the last two meetings of the two teams did not necessarily end in a positive light for Russia: Austria won both games in the European Championship qualifier in 2016. Although a lot of time has passed since then, we estimate Austria in our forecast with slight advantages, which is not least due to the confidence from the past results. However, since we expect a close encounter at eye level, we put in our bet tip a draw no bet placement on a victory in Austria’s heart. Incidentally, the game for coach Tschertschessow is also a return to his old workplace: the 54-year-old coach of the “Sbornaja” was goalkeeper at FC Tirol Innsbruck from 1996 to 2002 and head coach at FC Wacker Innsbruck from 2004-2006. Tschertschessow also shares a history with his counterpart Franco Foda: the two coaches clashed as active players in the German Cup quarterfinal in 1993, when Tschertschessow and Dynamo Dresden threw the then Franco Foda club – Bayer Leverkusen – out of the competition on penalties.
In view of the opening match against Saudi Arabia on 14.6. could a convincing preparation of the “Sbornaja” just in time a euphoria wave in their own country kindle. Therefore, for Russia, a victory against the ÖFB team would be extremely important, especially from a mental point of view.
Prediction Today: Österreich wins