Just one point separates the sides in Group F heading into this clash.
And with second-placed Israel facing runaway leaders Denmark, it is a good opportunity for one of them to close the gap on the top two.
Following their narrow 1-0 win over Moldova, Scotland have the edge of the two nations.
Although, that victory did end a run of four matches without one for Steve Clarke’s men, who have won just two of their last seven away from home after 90 minutes.
Meanwhile, fourth-placed Austria have only lost once in their last six at home – and four in 25.
The hosts’ charge will be led by in-form midfielder Christoph Baumgartner, who has scored in three of their last four outings.
Austria vs Scotland: Match Stats
Though strong on home soil, Austria have kept just a single clean sheet in their last 10 such matches.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in five of Scotland’s last six games, with at least one of the teams failing to score during the same span.
Austria vs Scotland: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Austria 2-0 Scotland
Austria vs Scotland: Odds
Austria vs Scotland: Head to Head
25 March 2021: Scotland 2-2 Austria – World Cup Qualifier
29 May 2007: Austria 0-1 Scotland – Friendly
16 August 2005: Austria 2-2 Scotland – Friendly
29 April 2003: Scotland 0-2 Austria – Friendly
2 April 1997: Scotland 2-0 Austria – World Cup Qualifier
Meetings have been few and far between in recent years. Although, it is worth noting that the sides have been separated by more than a single goal in just two of the past 11 encounters.