The first weekend in September, like every year, is dedicated to the national team. This year the halftime will be reached in the European Championship qualification; the fifth matchday is on the program before the beginning of next week then already round six of the game goes on stage.
Austria vs Latvia Today’s Betting Prediction
The top two will secure a ticket to the pan-European finals next year. After a capital false start Austria may now hope again. On Friday night, however, only one victory counts in Salzburg. Austria receives Latvia and is according to current odds as a big favorite.
The Foda protected celebrated two extremely important victories in June’s doubles and have advanced to third place in Group G. The guests from Latvia presented themselves as the big shooting gallery of this group. No win, no point, one goal but already 13 conceded goals are the naked numbers of the Eastern Europeans.
He can play friendlies, the Franco Foda. At the beginning of his term, there were only friendly matches for the ÖFB-Eleven. The red-white-red kickers were very successful. Six of the seven games were won, only against Brazil had beaten Austria. A certain euphoria came up, which had just disappeared with the competitive games. Already in the UEFA Nations League, the Foda team remained behind expectations and had to settle for second place behind Bosnia.
The start in the European Championship qualification was then also completely set in the sand and in many places, the Austrian football fans wished a renewed change of coach. Inferior was especially the appearance in Israel, as the team against Israel – trained by Austria’s record international Andreas Herzog – put a completely indisputable appearance on the day.
With two defeats, the EM ticket was a long way off. In the June double a little damage limitation could be operated. Victories against Slovenia and Macedonia brought Austria back into the race for the European Championship. However, you should not allow yourself to fall over.
Although Latvia is lagging behind, the tasks are not getting any easier. Only three days later, the guest appearance in Poland is on the program. Also here must necessarily points ago. In the run-up to the Latvia game, however, there are many question marks regarding the starting lineup. Goalkeeper Heinz Lindner is still without a club and therefore not an issue for the national team.
Cican Stankovic, Pavao Pervan and Alexander Schlager all have zero international appearances – who is in goal, is still completely open. While the three goalies bring enough quality to accomplish this task, there are positions that give Foda a stomachache. Xaver Schlager had to cancel shortly after ankle fracture, Peter Zulj due to a broken nose. In addition, Guido Burgstaller recently announced his resignation.
“We still need to improve on the offensive. We have to be much, much better in the exploitation of opportunities. ” – Franco Foda
Especially at the front line Austria is missing for years a scorer. China legionnaire Marko Arnautovic can not fill this role either, and it will be interesting to see how he will present himself in the ÖFB dress after his move to Asia for the first time.
Nonetheless, on Friday, only victory counts; It should really only ask the question of the height of the victory. However, no lucrative odds are offered between Austria and Latvia for the tip on a win with at least two goals difference.
Probable team of Austria:
➤ Stankovic – Ulmer, Hinteregger, Dragovic, Lainer – Ilsanker – Alaba, Laimer, Baumgartlinger, Lazaro – Arnautovic, Sabitzer
Last matches of Austria:
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – FYR Macedonia Vs. Austria 1: 4 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Austria vs Slovenia 1: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Israel vs. Austria 4: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – Austria vs Poland 0: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 18.11.2018 – Northern Ireland vs. Austria 1: 2 (Nations League)
The biggest success in Latvian football? No doubt the sensational participation in the European Championships in 2004. The Eastern Europeans could no longer build on these achievements in the last 15 years or so. A look at the latest results shows the catastrophic condition of the national football team from Latvia. Only two of the last 29 international matches have been won.
In the UEFA Nations League, the team already played in the lowest league – the league D – and could not celebrate a single full success there. After all, there were only two defeats and four games ended in a draw. Latvia were a long way from a draw in their first four games of the current European Championship qualifiers. Recently, at home against Slovenia, they suffered a heavy 0-5 defeat.
The team of head coach Slavisa Stojanovic – since March in office – is currently one of the weakest teams in Europe. He can count on only nine legionaries, but one looks for known names in vain. The Swiss football fans should probably be a forerunner Roberts Uldrikis. He is under contract with FC Sion.
Latvia is aware of its own qualities and accordingly will not invest much in the game. The guests will act very defensive, a five-chain is guaranteed. Any minute that zero holds can be considered a success for Latvia.
Offensive actions will probably be rare. Between Austria and Latvia, the prediction for both teams to score is far too risky in our opinion.
Probable team of Latvia:
➤ Vanins – Kurakins, Dubra, Oss, Gabovs – Savalnieks, Laizans, Torres, Ciganiks – Uldrikis, Karasauks
Last matches from Latvia:
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – Latvia vs. Slovenia 0: 5 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Latvia vs. Israel 0: 3 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Poland vs. Latvia 2: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – FYR Macedonia vs. Latvia 3: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 19.11.2018 – Andorra Vs. Latvia 0: 0 (Nations League)
Austria vs Latvia Direct Comparison
Only twice could the Austrian national football team not enter the expected victory against Latvia. In the course of qualifying for the European Championship finals in 1996, the ÖFB team had surprisingly beaten in Latvia.
In 2005 there was a draw in a friendly comparison, the remaining five matches could win Austria respectively. Most recently, the two teams faced each other in 2011. Austria celebrated thanks to a strong closing phase after 0: 1 deficit still a 3-1 victory.
Austria vs Latvia Betting Odds & other interesting bets at a glance:
🔺 Betting Prediction: Austria
🔺 Betting Odds: 1.08
🔺 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔺 Betting Odds: 9.00
🔺 Betting Prediction: Latvia
🔺 Betting Odds: 29.00
Austria vs Latvia Our Best Betting Predictions and Odds Explained
Compulsory victory – before the firecracker duel in Poland counts for the Foda Elf only a complete success. Otherwise, the EM train will probably finally take their course without the Austrian national team. The more than clear role of favorites is due to the catastrophic form of the Latvians quite understandable. However, the odds offered on the three-way market are by no means lucrative between Austria and Latvia.
Key Facts – Austria vs Latvia tips
🔻 Austria made the turnaround after the catastrophic start – at home against Latvia a win is scheduled
🔻 Austria has won five of the seven previous duels
🔻 Four games, four defeats – Latvia disappointed in full
Latvia has suffered a few debacles in recent months. Nevertheless, our tip is ultimately even in the direction of Eastern European guests. Austria recently had major problems with the exploitation of opportunities. The offensive is currently certainly the Achilles heel in the game of Foda Elf. A shooting festival is possible, but by no means guaranteed.
For that reason, we consider the tip on the handicap +2.5 in favor of Latvia between Austria and Latvia quite lucrative. However, here we choose a moderate bet of only four units for these bets.
🔺 Competition: Euro 2020 Qualification, Group G
🔺 Date: 06.09.2019
🔺 Betting Prediction: Latvia (+2.5)
🔺 Odds: 2.02
🔺 Use: 5/10 units