Austria vs Scotland: Betting odds, tips, predictions, TV channel & team news
December 30, 2021
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>In poor form in front of goal, Al Hain-Cole expects the Tartan Army to serve up another frustrating 90 minutes when they face Foda's men in Vienna
Austria and Scotland face a potentially crucial World Cup qualification clash when they meet in Vienna on Tuesday.
Steve Clarke’s men are just a single point ahead of their hosts in third position in Group F, two points adrift of an Israel team that face a difficult trip to runaway leaders Denmark.
Austria vs Scotland latest odds
Having edged past Moldova by a narrow 1-0 scoreline at the weekend, Scotland are priced at 15/4 (4.75) with bet365 to put themselves in a strong position for the second qualification spot by coming out on top at the Ernst Happel Stadion.
Austria suffered a damaging 5-2 defeat away in Israel in their last clash but are 3/4 (1.75) favourites to leapfrog their opponents with a victory here.
The sides shared a 2-2 draw when they met at Hampden Park in March’s reverse encounter, and you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them cancelling each other out once again.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
UK TV channel
Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go
The game is being shown live on Sky Sports Main Event in the United Kingdom (UK). Sky Go will be streaming the game live online.
Austria vs Scotland team news
Julian Baumgartlinger was forced to withdraw from the squad due to a recurring knee injury, while Marcel Sabitzer is also sidelined with a groin issue.
John McGinn, Scott McTominay and Kevin Nisbet all returned to action following Covid-19 isolation in the Moldova victory, although Andrew Robertson will be assessed after coming off with a slight knock in that clash.
Austria vs Scotland preview
While their opponents’ collapse in Haifa should offer some encouragement, the Tartan Army hardly looked capable of taking advantage of such generous defending as they laboured to a 1-0 victory at home to a team ranked 175th in the world on Saturday.
Indeed, Lyndon Dykes’ goal was only his side’s second in five fixtures in all competitions, while they have hit the net just twice in six competitive matches on the road.
With so much at stake, they will most likely set themselves up defensively and hope to frustrate an opponent that has failed to score in two of their last three matches on home soil.
Austria vs Scotland predictions
All in all, odds of 3/4 (1.75) look like solid value on no more than one team getting on target for Scotland’s sixth match in seven when they take on Franco Foda’s team.