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Poland vs Austria – Match Preview

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Poland and Austria will lock horns in a crucial EURO Grp. D match at the neutral Olympiastadion. The game is scheduled for Thursday, June 21st, at 16:00 GMT. Both teams are eager to earn their first points of the tournament. Poland is currently third in the group after a close defeat. Austria is in the last place, also without points and facing a goal deficit. The European Championship’s strict format makes a win essential for both sides. This could be a turning point in their campaigns. Bookmakers are leaning towards Austria as the favorites. However, the pressure is on both teams to perform and grab the vital three points.

Poland – Form

Poland’s performance has been inconsistent, with two wins and a draw in their last three matches. They faced the Netherlands in the European Championship on June 16, 2024, and lost 1-2. Adam Buksa scored, surprising many who expected a Dutch win. Before this, they beat Turkey 2:1 in a Friendly. No goal scorers were mentioned for this match. They also won 3:1 against Ukraine in another Friendly, ending their streak of clean sheets. Their results have mostly matched bookmaker predictions.

Austria – Form

Austria’s recent away form has been inconsistent. They lost 0:1 to France in the European Championship on June 17, 2024. This result was unexpected, ending their run of scoring in consecutive matches. Before that, they drew 1:1 with Switzerland in a Friendly on June 8. This halted their 3-game streak of winning away matches without conceding. They also won 2:1 against Serbia at home in another Friendly, continuing their scoring streak. These outcomes aligned with bookmaker predictions.

Poland – Austria – Head to Head

The last match between Poland and Austria was on September 9, 2019. It ended in a goalless draw in the European Championship. Poland has won 3 of their last 10 matches against Austria, who hasn’t won any. This shows Poland’s advantage in this fixture. In their recent meetings, both teams scored in only 2 of the last 5 matches. This indicates a trend towards stronger defenses or less effective finishing. Poland has not lost to Austria in their last 5 meetings. In the recent 3 matches, the total goals were under 2.5, pointing to closely contested games with fewer goals.

Poland – Austria – Standings

As they prepare for their match at Olympiastadion in the European Championship’s Group D, both Poland and Austria are in a tight spot. Poland is in 3rd place with 0 points, aiming to improve their position. They have scored 1 goal and conceded 2. Austria is right behind them, also with 0 points, after failing to score and conceding once. This match is crucial for both teams’ hopes of advancing from the group stage.

Poland vs Austria – Top scorers

Poland’s attack is led by Przemyslaw Frankowski, who has scored 3 goals in the European Championship. Robert Lewandowski, Piotr Zielinski, Nicola Zalewski, and Sebastian Szymanski have each added 2 goals. This shows a strong scoring spread across the team. For Austria, Christoph Baumgartner leads with 5 goals. Michael Gregoritsch has scored 4 times. Marcel Sabitzer, Patrick Wimmer, and Andreas Weimann have each scored once, indicating a versatile attack.

Poland vs Austria – Full-Time Betting

Austria is favored by bookmakers, with odds of 1.95 for an away win. This reflects their solid form and strong performance in away games. Poland, with odds of 3.90 for a home win, is the underdog. However, they have a strong home record and have not lost to Austria in their last five meetings. A draw is set at 3.50. With key Austrian players absent, Poland might have a slight advantage, suggesting a close match.

For those looking for alternatives, “halftime-fulltime” bets offer interesting odds. Austria leading at halftime and winning at fulltime is set at 2.60 and 1.95, respectively. The “draw-no-bet” market lists Poland at 2.75, offering a refund in case of a draw. The “double-chance” market gives Poland win or draw at 1.80, catering to those cautious of Austria’s away form but recognizing Poland’s resilience.

Poland vs Austria – Over/Under Betting

The “Under 2.5” goals option, at odds of 1.909, is attractive given the teams’ recent low-scoring games. Poland’s and Austria’s performances suggest a close match might be ahead. However, Austria’s undefeated streak in 7 away matches might interest those considering the “Over 2.5” goals market, also at 1.909 odds. This hints at a potential break from their conservative approach in this key match.

Poland vs Austria – BTTS Betting

The odds for both teams to score are 1.80 for ‘Yes’ and 1.909 for ‘No’. Given the low-scoring trend in recent matches, “BTTS: No” at 1.909 might be the favored bet. Poland’s strong home defense and Austria’s impressive away form support this outcome. Considering the stakes in the tournament, a tight defensive game is likely.

Poland vs Austria – Prediction