Ireland vs Austria Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 Qualification

8th June 2017 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions
World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions

The Irish have a good opportunity to strengthen their World Cup 2018 qualification spot as they play host to Austria on Saturday. A win for the Irish would not only put them top of the group over current leaders Serbia, but it would also put pressure on the Serbians who don’t play until the following day against Wales. So this is a big, big opportunity for Ireland to put in a strong performance against an Austrian side who are actually desperate for the win. Another loss to the Irish in qualification would pretty much leave the Austrians needing a miracle to get to Russia next summer.

Ireland vs Austria Odds

Ireland 13/10, Draw 2/1, Austria 11/5

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Ireland vs Austria Betting Tips

Ireland can take a big step towards World Cup 2018 in Russia next summer if they can go out and land a home win against Austria on the weekend. At the same time of boosting their own chances of landing a top-two finish in the group, it would pretty much put Austria out of the picture, so that will be one contender down. Ireland and Serbia are level at the top of qualifying Group D with Serbia ahead by a slightly better goal difference. So Ireland have to keep plugging away and build on their W3 D2 record that they have posted so far. They have gone W1 D1 at home so far in their games, being held by Wales and beating Georgia.

This game against Austria is probably going to be a tight battle and an Ireland 1-0 correct score at bet365 is likely going to have a big appeal in this one at a price of 5/1. This game is probably going to be as tight as it can get in the goalscoring. Ireland would be happy enough with the narrow win and the three points of course and won’t want to throw anything away. Under 2.5 goals is a price of 8/15 just to highlight that. Ireland have Daryl Murphy going at 21/10 in the anytime goalscorer market for the match with John Walters at 12/5

Austria’s main attacking threat is Marko Janko at 21/10 and the visitors need a big game from him. Austria have to win this game to keep their hopes alive of making a push for a top two finish which already looks out of sights. Austria are four points behind Ireland and Serbia. However, because of the recent head to head form between the two, the Austrians may have a chance in this one. They lost 1-0 against the Irish earlier in the game, but they have gone unbeaten in eight prior to that (W6 D2) so that is still strong head to head form which they boast.

Austria have gone W2 D1 L2 so far in their five games played in the group and away from home, they lost against Serbia while they edged a win out in Georgia. They lost 1-0 to Ireland earlier in the campaign on home soil and the last time they went to Ireland they played out a 2-2 draw. In the Bet365 correct score market, the shortest priced option is the 1-1 draw which is at a price of 5/1 which is the same an Ireland 1-0. Austria are 13/2 take a 1-0 win.

This is probably going to be a very tight scrap between these two but with home advantage and Austria having looked vulnerable, an Ireland 1-0 correct looks about right.

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