Match Venue: Aviva Stadium
Match Date: 12 June 2017 | 00:00 (Asia GMT+8)
12BET (Football Tip) Relatively, Ireland for most of international friendly matches have been slow starters. But going through the second half, the team has the capability to dictate game pacing. And this is where the danger lies for Austria.
Head to Head Matches
11/12/2016 Austria 0:1 Ireland
09/10/2013 Austria 1:0 Ireland
03/26/2013 Ireland 2:2 Austria
Hoping to progress and top in their World Cup qualifying group, Ireland coach Martin O’Neill could opt to improve the squad that brought in 3-1 over Uruguay last June 5.
Ireland dominated for most of the 90-minute match. Goals from Jonathen Walter, Cyrus Christie, and sub in James McClean have sealed the victory for O’Niell’s side, despite the hit back of Uruguay with a leveler.
Meanwhile, Uruguay’s hopes are not going in great lengths. They have only managed to win one in the last five matches which was against Moldova. The club is also four points behind Ireland—a gap that needs to be closed to secure automatic qualification to the next year’s World Cup.
Austria will feature 3-4-2-1 where Marcek Sabitzer and Martin Harnik will be in line to support Guido Burgstaller in attack. David Alaba is also expected to be present in the game.
Ireland will be one difficult team to beat here. Home team’s campaigns always pay off in the second half and that happened 83% of their Euro 2016 qualifiers, likewise World Cup.
Ireland 2.25 (best odds here to step up the game)
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