Austria vs Serbia prediction, odds & betting tips 04/06/2024

Austria vs Serbia prediction
Both sides need a good performance ahead of Euro 2024 – Photo by Icon Sport

This is one of the rarer friendlies which sees Serbia and Austria facing off knowing they will also both be heading to Germany for Euro 202 in a few weeks. Austria must also continue to contend with the absence of their captain David Alaba

Austria vs Serbia prediction: A clash which is evenly poised

Key stats

  • Austria have won all of their last five games
  • It's just two wins in six matches for Serbia
  • Das Team have managed to keep four clean sheets in their last five fixtures

Pre-game odds and win probability: Austria slight favourites

  • Home: 11/10 (2.1) – 47.6%
  • Draw: 5/2 (3.5) – 28.6%
  • Away: 23/10 (3.3) – 30.3%

Austria are the home side and in a brilliant run of form so it's no shock to see them favourites, however, the 23/10 odds being offered for a Serbia win certainly shouldn't be dismissed given the talent within their squad.

This match is way too close to call so we would settle on the Both Teams To Score market which allows you to avoid the outright winner market. Of course, you can pick something for yourself by taking inspiration from our impressively detailed free betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: A usually pleasant fixture for Serbia

This will be the fifth time Austria and Serbia have faced off and despite winning the most recent meeting in 2017, Austria have not enjoyed this fixture very much. Serbia have won three of the four meetings but this is not like any Austria side of the past few years.

Austria preview: Red-hot form to continue

Despite having been without their captain Alaba for a prolonged period of time, Austria have managed to rally together and put in a string of impressive displays. They have a squad littered with Bundesliga talent – as well as other top leagues – which should see them control this game.

Predicted lineup: Pentz, Mwene, Wober, Danso, Posch, Seiwald, Baumgartner, Schmid, Sabitzer, Laimer, Arnautovic

Serbia preview: Time to kick into gear

Serbia have some of the most feared attacking players in world football but have simply not been able to click on the pitch in recent games. If they are to make a mark in a very tough Euro 2024 group, results and performances must turn around immediately.

Predicted lineup: Petrovic (GK), Masovic, Babic, Milenkovic, Kostic, Lukic, Mijaliovic, Zivkovic, Milinkovic-Savic, Tadic, Mitrovic

Serbia's Sergej Milinkovic Savic
Sergej Milinkovic Savic registered 29 goal involvements last season in Saudi Arabia – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch: Sergej Milinkovic Savic

While moving to play in Saudi Arabia during some of his peak years is not ideal, Sergej Milinkovic Savic has continued to show how much of a special player he really is. The Serbian international will operate just behind either Aleksandar Mitrovic or Dusan Vlahovic and pick up some deadly positions between the lines.

He can get goals and assists

It was 12 goals and 17 assists last season for Milinkovic Savic out in the Middle East which sees him come into this round of international fixtures with form and confidence. He also netted the winner last time out for Serbia when they defeated Cyprus 1-0.

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