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Scotland vs Austria: Predictions
Scotland qualified for their first major tournament last year after securing their place in the European Championships which will be played this summer. Victory over Serbia on penalties meant Scotland will play in their first major tournament since they featured in the 1998 World Cup held in France.
Thursday’s visitors, Austria, have failed to qualify for a World Cup since France 1998. However, they have had more recent success in qualifying for the European Championships after securing their place for this summer’s tournament. The Austrian’s come into this game in fine form having not lost in their last four (winning three).
Steve Clarke will be hoping his side do not carry their recent form into the World Cup qualification games with the Scots losing their last two games against Slovakia and Israel. The Scotland boss will view these games as a great opportunity for his side to put down a marker as they attempt to make it to their first World Cup in what will be 24 years.
Scotland vs Austria: Match Stats
Marcel Sabitzer has attracted the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, according to reports. The Austrian forward has had back-to-back impressive seasons in the Bundesliga as his RB Leipzig side provide the closest competition to Bayern Munich. In his 21 appearances this season in the German top-flight, the 27-year-old has found the back of the net six times.
In their last 16 games, Scotland have only been able to keep four clean sheets. However, they may take some confidence from the fact three of those clean sheets came last October meaning you could alternatively view it as Scotland keeping three clean sheets in their last six games.
2 April 1997 – Scotland 2-0 Austria – World Cup Qualifier
These two nations have not met frequently in recent years and you have to go all the way back to 2007 for their last clash which came in an international friendly. On the few occasions these sides have met results have been pretty evenly shared with Scotland winning six overall and Austria winning eight.