Sweden vs Austria Betting Tips

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      Tip Reasoning

      Austria are on the very brink of qualification after picking up a hard-fought 3 points at home to Moldova at the weekend. It was a slightly jittery display that led to a 1-0 victory from an Austria side, who have improved immeasurably over the past few years and are now 7 points clear at the top of this group with only 3 games to play.

      With a home game against Liechtenstein still to come there is almost no way they are not going to pick up the 2 points they need to absolutely guarantee qualification. Their record in this group is highly impressive with 6 wins and a draw from 7 games but this is perhaps the toughest one they have faced so far and given they haven’t ever progressed from a European Championships qualification group, there may be a few nerves here.

      Austria have some fine players these days but in captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden have a real match-winner and the sort of player who could settle a game like this between two evenly matched sides.

      It is over 12 years since the Swedes were beaten at home in a European Championship qualifier and they have won 8 of their last 9 at home in this competition. They also have more incentive to win given they are locked in a battle with Russia for 2nd place and are good value to pick up 3 points in Solna at 6/5.

      While the table may suggest otherwise, Austria are not a class above Russia and Sweden and they really don’t score a lot of goals. Apart from a convincing win in Liechtenstein, they haven’t netted more than once in any of their last six matches and 5 of their 6 wins in this group have been by a single goal.

      Therefore on homesoil Sweden are capable of shutting out an Austrian side who may feel the hard work has been done in this group and you can back them to claim a solid 2-0 win at tempting odds of 17/2.


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