Austria and Iceland will go head-to-head for a place in the Euro 2016 knockout stages when they meet at the Stade de France in Wednesday’s Group F clash.
Having drawn the opening two matches in their first ever participation in a major tournament, Lars Lagerback and Heimir Hallgrimsson’s men are available at 11/4 (3.75) with Paddy Power to secure progression to the last 16 with a historic victory in Paris.
Meanwhile, Das Team had a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty miss to thank for their first point in this competition last time out, and are 11/10 (2.10) favourites to make it through to the knockout stages by coming out for their first time ever in the European Championship.
Two of the last three meetings between the sides have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 12/5 (3.40) on offer on them cancelling each other out once again. Touted by many as dark horses for the competition, Marcel Koller’s men have proved one of the major disappointments of a tightly-contested competition so far.
While having a man sent off in their surprise opening defeat against Hungary certainly did not do their cause much good, a blunt attacking performance against Portugal next time out saw them rather fortunate to come away with a point.
Worryingly for Koller, his side has now gone three matches without finding the net, so should take nothing for granted when they take on a plucky underdog that has proved tough to break down so far.
Despite boasting attacking talents such as David Alaba and Marko Arnautovic at their disposal, the Austrians have still only ever celebrated one goal in five previous European Championship matches.
With a draw possibly enough to see them through to the knockout stages, even odds (2.00) seem more than fair on Iceland ensuring no more than one team finds the net in another tense encounter featuring under 2.5 goals.
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