Austria vs France prediction, odds & betting tips – 17/06/2024

France are one of the favourites to win Euro 2024 but they will have to negotiate possibly the toughest group in Germany which includes the Netherlands, Poland and Monday's opponents Austria.

Didier Deschamps' side is very well-balanced and will be led in attack by the new Real Madrid signing Kylian Mbappé who scored eight goals at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Austria are well organised and have plenty of experience in their side but getting out of Group D is going to be difficult, especially if they get off to a losing start against France.

Austria vs France prediction: Les Bleus to edge opener

Key Stats

  • Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings between Austria and France.
  • Ralf Rangnick's side have scored in all of their last six outings but have kept a clean sheet in their last three fixtures.
  • France have won four of their last seven encounters with Austria, claiming a 2-0 win in the duo's last match-up back in 2022.
  • Kylian Mbappé scored eight goals at the 2022 World Cup and has netted 47 goals in 79 caps for France.

Pre-game odds and win probability: France backed to beat Austria

  • HOME: 5/1 (6.00) – 16.7%
  • DRAW: 15/4 (4.75) – 21.1%
  • AWAY: 5/9 (1.56) – 64.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

France are the expected winner of this game with a probability of 64.3%, and we can't argue with the bookmakers on this pick.

You can find all our predictions for today's games on our football betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: France in front

Of their last five head-to-heads, France have won three, drawn one and lost one against Austria. The two sides last met in 2022 for a Nations League fixture which France won 2-0 thanks to goals from Mbappe and Giroud.

UEFA Nations League 22/09/22

France

France

2
Austria

Austria

0

UEFA Nations League 10/06/22

Austria

Austria

1
France

France

1

Austria preview: In good form

Austria ended their Euro 2024 warm-up with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, making it seven games without defeats heading into this summer's big tournament.

While it's going to be difficult for Austria to get out of this ‘group of death', there is enough talent in Ralf Rangnick's side to cause an upset or two, particularly in midfield where Marcel Sabitzer and Christoph Baumgartner both offer a goal threat.

Predicted lineup: Lindner (GK), Wöber, Trauner, Danso, Posch, Kainz, Laimer, Baumgartner, Sabitzer, Arnautović & Gregoritsch

Euro 2024 02/07/24

L

Turkey

Turkey

2

Austria

Austria

1

Euro 2024 25/06/24

W

Netherlands

Netherlands

2

Austria

Austria

3

Euro 2024 21/06/24

W

Poland

Poland

1

Austria

Austria

3

Euro 2024 17/06/24

L

France

France

1

Austria

Austria

0

International Match 08/06/24

D

Switzerland

Switzerland

1

Austria

Austria

1

France preview: Could go all the way

France played out a goalless draw with Canada in their final friendly before heading out to Germany for the Euros.

We all know how good Didier Deschamps' side is as they proved by making it to the 2022 World Cup final where they narrowly lost out to Lionel Messi's Argentina.

Kylian Mbappé will earn his 80th cap if he plays any part against Austria on Monday and having scored eight goals in Qatar, you wouldn't bet against the Real Madrid forward top scoring in Germany.

Predicted lineup: Samba (GK), L. Hernández, Pavard, Upamecano, Koundé, Kante, Camavinga, Dembele, Giroud, Griezmann & Mbappé

Euro 2024 09/07/24

L

Spain

Spain

2

France

France

1

Euro 2024 05/07/24

W

Portugal

Portugal

0 (3)

France

France

0 (5)

Euro 2024 01/07/24

W

Belgium

Belgium

0

France

France

1

Euro 2024 25/06/24

D

Poland

Poland

1

France

France

1

Euro 2024 21/06/24

D

Netherlands

Netherlands

0

France

France

0

Player to watch – Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé put an end to the worst-kept secret in world football when he announced that he would be signing for Real Madrid this summer following the end of his contract with PSG.

With all that behind him, Mbappe can now concentrate on the Euros where he will be desperate to guide France to glory after coming so close at the 2022 World Cup.

Kylian Mbappé player to watch
Kylian Mbappé acknowledging the French fans as he warms up during a friendly against Canada – Photo by Icon Sport

With 47 goals in 79 caps, Mbappe so often performs on the big stage for his country and we're expecting more of the same in Germany. The 25-year-old came off the bench in France's final warm-up game against Canada which ended goalless, so he will be fit and ready to start against Austria.

Will Real Madrid's new signing star against Austria?

While Mbappe is an obvious choice for the player to watch in this game, we can't think of a better player to focus on than France's potential match-winner who scored against Austria in the 2022 Nations League.

The latest Tweets from each camp

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things