UEFA Nations League Austria vs Northern Ireland
Both teams must win to continue to believe in 1st place.
State of form
4th in their playoff group behind Serbia, Ireland and Wales, Austria failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Last September, David Alaba’s partners were all first won their friendly match at home against Sweden (2-0) before losing to Bosnia in the framework of the League of Nations (0-1).
Northern Ireland did well in qualifying for the World Cup in Russia by claiming second place in Group C before losing in play-offs against Switzerland (0-1 on both sets) . At the last rally, Michael O’Neill’s men lost at home to Bosnia for their entry into the League of Nations (1-2). Three days later, they dominated Israel in friendly (3-0).
Headcount for Austria vs Northern Ireland
For this rally, the Austrian coach has trusted the elements present last September. The versatile defender of Bayern Munich Alaba is accompanied by the usual Lindner, Prödl, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Sabitzer, Ilsanker and Arnautovic frames.
For Northern Ireland, it is important to note the non-selections of experienced defender McAuley (38) and striker Washington. Goaltender McGovern, defensemen Cathcart, Jonny Evans and McNair, Davis, McGinn and forward Lafferty play an important role in this selection.
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In front of its audience, Austria should report its presumed supremacy over Northern Ireland this Friday. Victory Austria
Betting Prediction: Victory Austria