Republic of Ireland vs Austria Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Republic of Ireland vs Austria betting tips and predictions ahead of this World Cup qualifier, kicking off at 5pm on Sunday, 11th June 2017. Read on for our tips and bets on this crucial clash for the Irish.
The Republic of Ireland trail leaders Serbia on goal difference alone ahead of the next round of qualifiers. Can they pick up a win on Sunday and boost their hopes of making it to Russia next summer?
Republic of Ireland vs Austria Predictions
The Republic of Ireland have done remarkably well to build on their Euro 2016 success. They’ve won three of their previous four matches in the group, while they’ve got the strongest defensive record in this pool. They’ve not lost any of their last eight home qualifiers, while they’ve won five of those including a 1-0 victory over Germany. Martin O’Neill has done a brilliant job getting the best out of this side, as seen in their 1-0 victory in Austria. We think they’re perfectly placed to claim three points, so our first Republic of Ireland vs Austria prediction is a home win at 29/20 with William Hill.
We mentioned the impressive record the Republic have at the back, having conceded just once in their last four matches in this group. They’ve kept a clean sheet in four of their last five competitive games at home, and they’re the only side to shut out Austria, something they did in Vienna last year. We’re already backing a home win, but we’re taking more of a chance in our second Republic of Ireland vs Austria betting tip. We’re backing a home win to nil at 13/5 with BetFred.
Marko Arnautovic failed to make the squad for Austria, but David Alaba will start. Martin O’Neill isn’t expected to change the side which beat Uruguay 3-1 on Sunday.
Head to Head Stats
These two sides drew 2-2 at the Aviva back in 2013, a game which saw Jon Walters hit two goals for the Boys in Green.
Republic of Ireland vs Austria Betting Odds
Walters clearly has good memories of facing Austria at the Aviva, and we think he could make an impression once again this weekend. The forward opened the scoring against Uruguay, while he contributed key goals against Georgia and Bosnia & Herzegovina in the previous campaign. This is going to be a tight clash, and we think 6/1 with Bet365 on Walters to score first is great value. That’s our final Republic of Ireland vs Austria prediction, with the forward likely to be Ireland’s biggest attacking threat.
Republic of Ireland vs Austria Betting Tips
Republic of Ireland to win – 29/20 with William Hill
Republic of Ireland to win to nil – 13/5 with BetFred
Jon Walters to score first – 6/1 with Bet365
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