Austria 6/5 to beat Russia in Wednesdays international friendly
Competition: International Friendly
Market: Austria win
Odds: 6/5 @ Bet365
Looking to put together their final preparations before this summers World Cup finals, on Wednesday hosts Russia will travel to the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Austria.
For the hosts on Wednesday, although Austria missed out on this summers World Cup finals after a poor run of form during the qualifying campaign, The Reds have recently begun to show signs of improvements. In their 10 matches in Group D, Austria won four, drew three and lost three, scoring 14 and conceding 12 in return. Finishing the group in fourth place and with 15 points, The Reds ended their campaign four points adrift of securing a playoff spot. However, it appears the hosts have put their World Cup heartache behind them, Austria are now on a five-match winning run, along with conceding just one in their last four, The Reds have now scored 13 in those five victories and are yet to be beaten at home in their last seven outings.
As for the visitors, with their spot at the World Cup finals automatically confirmed as the hosts this summer, Russia will know that they must drastically improve on their form in their two remaining friendlies. Placed in Group A for this summers finals, Russia will be sharing a group with Egypt, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia. As for their recent run of form, Russia are now without a win in their last five, drawing two and losing three. It will be their defensive issues that will be of the most concern, Russia have now conceded three goals in their last three contest.
Bet: Austria to beat Russia in Wednesdays international friendly 6/5 @ Bet365>>