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NairaBet Preview: Austria v Russia: Expect Sbornaya to concede in Innsbruck

12:00 BST 29/05/2018
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The Eastern Europeans have had a less than ideal preparation towards the global showpiece and would likely struggle here again

Austria and 2018 World Cup host Russia take on each other in an international friendly at the Tivoli-Neu Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Das Team missed out on World Cup qualification after finishing fourth in Group D of the European qualifiers, six points behind group winners Serbia.

Franco Foda’s men are however on a good run of form and are favourites to claim victory in their backyard at odds of (2.30) with NairaBet.

The Sbornaya did not have to go through qualifying been hosts of the global showpiece. Regardless, their recent form has been very terrible, where they’ve failed to conjure any wins.

For this, they are slight ubnderdogs with the same betting firm at (3.30).

The match ending in a stalemate at fulltime is priced at (3.00).

Austria are unbeaten in their last five matches, which includes wins against Serbia and South American giants Uruguay. Odds of (1.30) support the central European country to avoid defeat.

Russia on their path are winless in their last five games and this includes defeats against world heavyweights Argentina, Brazil and France.

What’s more is that the Eastern European nation have failed to keep a clean sheet in nine of their last 10 matches, conceding at least twice in seven of them.

It’s therefore an utmost certainty that Stanislav Cherchesov’s men will concede at odds of (1.35).

An average of three goals has been scored in four of Austria’s last five games and such outcome can be backed at (1.45) with NairaBet to surface again in Innsbruck.

Marko Arnautovic had a fine season in the Premier League where his 11 goals were crucial in making West Ham United survive. He will spear head Das Team’s attack and is tipped to score first at (6.25) and (2.90) anytime.