* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change
The start to the Euro 2024 Qualifiers is upon us and there are some interesting matchups that await us, like the Austria vs Azerbaijan duel, scheduled for Friday, Marth 24th. This is our preview of this game and our betting tips for it, but you can also our other Euro 2024 predictions too.
Our Latest Austria vs Azerbaijan Predictions
If you want to check out some of the best football betting tips for Euro 2024 Qualifiers, including the Austria vs Azerbaijan duel, you've come to the right place:
- 1 Our Latest Austria vs Azerbaijan Predictions
- 2 Best Odds and Key Figures for Austria vs Azerbaijan
- 3 Austria – Azerbaijan Preview: Current Form, Latest News, and Possible Lineups
- 4 Player to Watch: Marko Arnautovic
- 5 Austria vs Azerbaijan – Common Questions
Austria to Win and Lead at Half Time
Despite the fact that Azerbaijan won their last five international matches, those wins came at the expanse of much weaker opponents than their next rival Austria.
On top of that, Austria is hosting this match and their last result was a win over Italy, even if it was a friendly match. So, our first Austria vs Azerbaijan prediction is for Austria to win the game after also leading at half time.
Over 2.5 Total Goals
The last two h2h duels between Austria and Azerbaijan both ended with three or more goals being scored, but those matches were played more than a decade ago.
Still, given the difference in quality and our expectation of a convincing win for Austria, as well as the fact that Azerbaijan went over 2.5 total goals in their last four matches, our second Austria vs Azerbaijan prediction is for the game to go over 2.5 total goals.
Best Odds and Key Figures for Austria vs Azerbaijan
If you want to take a closer look at the top Austria vs Azerbaijan odds, betting markets, and stats, here they are:
Austria odds: 2/9 (1.22) – 28.60% Probability
Draw odds: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.40% Probability
Azerbaijan odds: 14/1 (15.00) – 6.70% Probability
It is obvious that the bookies see Austria as the absolute favourite to win this match. Meanwhile, the most likely Correct Score for this duel is a 2-0 Austria Win at 24/5 (5.80), which comes to a 17.20% probability.
Austria Last Five Matches: WWLLL
Azerbaijan Last Five Matches: WWWWW
Austria – Azerbaijan Preview: Current Form, Latest News, and Possible Lineups
If you want to check the latest news about both teams ahead of their duel, you can find them here, along with our predicted Austria vs Azerbaijan lineups:
We've seen Austria in the last two Euro Championships and the team will be gunning for their third straight appearance after failing to secure a spot at World Cup in Qatar. Austria is a solid team, they managed to keep their place in Division B of UEFA Nations League, and they will certainly be among teams fighting for Euro 2024 from Group F, along with Belgium and Sweden.
Meanwhile, the team seems to be in the process of getting younger, with Aleksandar Dragovic out of the team. However, Alaba and Arnautovic unsurprisingly retained their places despite their age.
Austria Predicted Lineup:
Lindner – Lienhart, Alaba, Wober – Mwene, Laimer, Seiwald, Adamu – Baumgartner, Sabitzer – Arnautovic
As an independent nation, Azerbaijan is still waiting for their first appearance at a major tournament and judging by the team's currently quality, they will have to wait a while longer. On the bright side, Azerbaijan is on a five-game winning streak at the moment and they are playing in Division C of UEFA Nations League, so they are clearly not among the worst teams in Europe.
When it comes to team news, some experienced players were left out of this Azerbaijan squad, like Maksim Medvedev, Badavi Huseynov, and Gara Garayev.
Azerbaijan Predicted Lineup:
Balayev – Haghverdi, Mustafazade, Hasanalizade, Cafarguliyev – Almeida, Mahmudov – Sheydayev, Isayev, Kokcu – Gurbanli
Teams commonly release their lineups one hour ahead of the start of the game.
Player to Watch: Marko Arnautovic
Since we can see the home team getting a win in this match and we also see at least three goals being scored, our player to watch is Austria's experienced striker Marko Arnautovic.
With more than a hundred appearances and more than thirty goals scored, Arnautovic is Austria's most capped player and one of the top scorers in their history, so Azerbaijan has to be aware of the threat called Arnautovic.
Austria vs Azerbaijan – Common Questions
- Where will the game be played? The game will be played at TGW Arena in Linz, Austria.
- When does the match start? The match starts at 7:45 pm GMT on Friday, March 24th.
- What was the outcome of the last duel between these teams? Austria beat Azerbaijan 4-1 in their last duel.