Franco Foda’s men have finished third in both of their appearances at the Euros, but will be hoping to do better this summer after showing some positive signs in their qualifying campaign.
Austria finished second to Poland in their qualifying group despite defeats in their opening two. However, they will be hoping to banish memories of defeat to Latvia in their final qualifier as attention turns to the summer.
But just how far can they go in the competition this summer having been drawn into a group with the Netherlands, Ukraine and North Macedonia?
Austria Euro 2020 odds
Austria have only qualified for two European Championships in their history and the odds reflect the mountain they face at 80/1 to lift the trophy.
They will hope to progress from the group, however. Group C rivals the Netherlands have looked a touch underwhelming ahead of the finals, so perhaps topping Group C isn’t such an unrealistic target for David Alaba et al. At odds of 5/1 with 888sport, it looks like good value.
Austria were drawn into Group C of Euro 2020 which will see them play the Netherlands, Ukraine and North Macedonia.
Foda’s side kick off their Euro 2020 group stage against North Macedonia, before their games against the Netherlands and then Ukraine. The fixture against the Netherlands will be held in Amsterdam, with ties in Bucharest either side.
Austria Euro 2020 group stage fixtures
13 June 2021: Austria vs North Macedonia (5pm)
17 June 2021: Netherlands vs Austria (8pm)
21 June 2021: Ukraine vs Austria (5pm)
If the Austria win Group C
If Austria were to win Group C, this would be their route through to the final.
Last 16: The third-placed side Group D/E/F (likely contenders for which are Scotland/Czech Republic, Poland/Slovakia, Portugal/France/Germany) in Budapest on June 27.
Quarter-finals: The winner of Last-16 match 1, which is played between the runners-up of Group A (Italy/Turkey/Wales/Switzerland) and the Group B runners-up (Denmark/Finland/Belgium/Russia.)
Semi-finals: Likely the winner of Group D (England/Croatia expected) or the winner of Group E (Spain expected).
If the Austria qualify from Group C
If Austria don’t win Group C and merely qualify, it could become a lot more complicated.
Last 16: The winner of Group A in London, which could be any of Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland on June 26.
Quarter Finals: The winner of Last-16 match 4, which is played between the winner of Group B (expected to be Belgium) and the third place in A/D/E/F.
Semi-finals: The winner of that Quarter Final will play the winner of Quarter Final Match 1, which is most likely to include the winner of Group F or runners-up of Groups D/E.
If Austria finish third in their group and do enough to be ranked among the top third-placed teams, they would play the winner of Group F and then join the path they’d take if they won Group F (talk about over-complicating things!)
Austria Golden Boot odds
RB Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer is Austria’s favourite to get his hands on the Golden Boot trophy this season. The Bundesliga midfielder has been in good form this season for the side chasing Bayern Munich at the top of the table, but despite a good return with seven in 24 league games, he is not an out and out goalscorer.