Austria vs Russia 11/15/2014 Euro2016 Qualifier Preview, Odds and Prediction
Russia vs Austria
Saturday 15th November 2014 17:00(GMT)
The Line: Austria 9/5 Draw 11/5 Russia 7/4 See the Latest Odds
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The top two teams in Group G come face to face on Saturday evening in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion (Wien) as Austria look to continue their terrific start to this qualifying campaign with a win over Russia. Unfortunately for the Austrians they have lost their best player David Alaba from Bayern Munich to a knee injury. With their star player out austria will be hard pressed to replace him although Baumgartliner, Arnautovich and Okotie can play ball and will cause problems for a Russia side who have struggled in this qualifying campaign.
Russia lost alot of players to retirement following the World Cup, Fabio Capello will be looking to Dzagoev, Kerzakhov to lead the way for a new look Russia. From three games Russia have five points , two behind Austria. While Russia's performance's thus far have been less that brilliant they have proven to be a tough team to beat. This is a young Russian side and they are improving. Fabio Capello is a top class coach and will get the best out of this squad if given time.
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Tough game to handicap here ,Austria even though they are at home should probably be the underdog. Russia to me look the stronger side but only slightly. I think that both teams probably balance each other out and I am going to take the draw for that reason.
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