Austria had to wait until 2008 to take part in a Euro and this year marks the third appearance of Das Team in the competition. Having never qualified for the knockout phase, the Austria Euro 2020 squad aims to turn that tide. Bookmakers give the Austrians a very long shot at winning the tournament with odds around 81.00 (80/1). Still, the team boasts a talented generation of footballers like David Alaba, Marko Arnautovic and Marcel Sabitzer. But can they go the extra mile and finally get Austria to the knockout stages?
At Bookmakers.bet we evaluate all the factors that will most likely dictate the strength of the Austria Euro 2020 team. Called-up players, the latest fixtures and tactics are laid out in detail. Our updated odds from top sportsbooks can help you make the most of your wagers. Stay tuned for high-value daily and outright picks and predictions for the Austria Euro 2020 group.
Austria Euro 2021 Odds & Predictions
In most betting sites, Austria ranks on the lower end of probable winners of Euro 2021. Most players, while playing for Bundesliga teams, lack regular roles and first-team football. Therefore, in a crunch moment, the experience at the top level can be crucial. Furthermore, Austria has never qualified for the knockout phase in a Euro, even though it had a decent squad. However, Das Team qualified easily for the competition, finishing second in the group, five points ahead of third place.
Can the Austria Euro 2020 team be optimistic, after all? They sure can, at least to an extent. Group C is competitive, but neither team looks like a clear favorite for second place. As the group’s front-runner, even the Netherlands does not appear as strong as it was in the past. Moreover, aside from the Dutch, all other teams will play at neutral venues (Amsterdam and Bucharest). Find out our tips and predictions for Group C.
✔️ Group C ⏩ Austria to finish second @2.62 (13/8) odds
✔️Euro 2020 ⏩ Austria to win the opening match vs. North Macedonia @1.55 (11/20) odds
✔️ Group C ⏩ Netherlands & Austria to Place 1st & 2nd @3.00 (2/1) odds
Austria Euro 2020 Fixtures & Schedule
In Group C, Austria was drawn with the Netherlands, Ukraine and North Macedonia. Every legit sportsbook ranks the Dutch as the group’s favorites, with odds at 1.36 (11/20). In the battle for second place, the Ukrainians appear closer to grabbing it at 5.50 (9/2) odds. Austria follows along at 6.00 (5/1), while North Macedonia is the group’s dark horse at 26.00 (25/1).
Looking at the structure of the Round of 16, you will spot that a third place in the group may translate to qualification. That happens because the best four third-placed teams will get a ticket for the knockout matches. Hence, the Austria Euro 2020 team might need just one win in three games to achieve an unprecedented goal, reaching the Round of 16. We layout the fixtures of Das Team below:
|Austria's Group matches||Date||Venue|
|Austria vs. North Macedonia||June 13, 2021 / 18:00 CET||Arena Nationala, Bucharest|
|Netherlands vs. Austria||June 17, 2021 / 21:00 CET||Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam|
|Ukraine vs. Austria||June 21, 2021 / 18:00 CET||Arena Nationala, Bucharest|
Can Austria qualify from Group C
The Austrians will fight a close battle with the Ukrainians for second place, according to bookies. While a third place might provide a spot in the knockouts, finishing as a runner-up guarantees the qualification. We provide up-to-date odds for the Austria Euro 2020 group right ahead.
⏩ To Win Group @6.00 (5/1)
⏩ To Qualify Group @1.30 (3/10)
⏩ To Place 2nd @2.63 (13/8)
⏩ Not to Qualify Group @3.40 (12/5)
If the Austrians succeed and qualify for the first time in the knockout phase, the possible pairings are the following:
|Austria's Group Place||Last-16 Probable Opponents|
|1st||3rd Group D (England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic) / 3rd Group E (Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia) / 3rd Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany)|
|2nd||Winner Group A (Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland)|
|3rd*||Winner Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany) / Winner Group E (Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia)|
*If Group C gives one of the best 3rd-placed teams to advance to the Last-16.
As you can see, finishing second will pair the Austria Euro 2020 squad with the winner of Group A, most likely Italy. An early exit is in the cards; however, the Austrians will have made history just by qualifying. If they end as one of the best four third-placed teams, the winner of Group E or F will be the next opponent. Again, giants of European football like France, Germany, Portugal and Spain will prove very hard to beat.
✔️Our prediction: In a group that even the favorite does not seem unbeatable, Austria can score two wins and get second. You can bet on the Netherlands getting first place and Austria as the runner-up at 3.00 (2/1) odds.
What odds & bets bookies offer for Austria
In a tournament like Euro 2021, you can find several markets on the Austria Euro 2020 team. Franco Foda’s players enter the competition with one main target: to reach the knockout phase for the first time. The manager will utilize several assets to achieve this goal, and the players seem motivated to make this happen.
David Alaba (80 caps, 14 goals) will lead the pack of the Austrians as the most decorated and experienced footballer. Having just completed a transfer to Real Madrid, he comes from a full season with Bayern Munich, winning the Bundesliga. Mainly employed as a left-back, he can also play as a center-back or defensive midfielder, with extreme versatility. Before he embarks on a new challenge in Spain, Alaba can be the decisive factor in the Austrian’s route in Euro 2021.
Marcel Sabitzer (49 caps, eight goals) has emerged as one of the stars of RB Leipzig in the last few years. A complete midfielder, he can coordinate the plays while being a constant threat to the defense. He has enjoyed considerable success with RB Leipzig, challenging for the Bundesliga and reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2020. For the Austria Euro 2020 squad to do something good, Sabitzer has to perform exceptionally.
✔️Our prediction: If players like Alaba and Sabitzer live up to the expectations, Austria can be the runner-up of Group C. Such an outcome has a price of 2.63 (13/8) and can return some good profits.
Austria Euro 2020 Lineup & Tactics
Our Austria Euro 2020 analysis includes aspects such as final call-ups, latest matches and missing players. In addition, since Franco Foda announced the squad, we can assess the lineup and the Austrians’ tactics in the tournament.
The head coach had no injuries or disciplinary matters, so he included the best possible players in the final squad for Euro 2021. We provide you the full 26-man team below:
|GK||Pavao Pervan||33||7||0||VfL Wolfsburg|
|DF||David Alaba||28||80||14||Real Madrid|
|DF||Aleksandar Dragovic||30||88||2||Red Star Belgrade|
|DF||Marco Friedl||23||1||0||Werder Bremen|
|DF||Martin Hinteregger||28||54||4||Eintracht Frankfurt|
|DF||Stefan Lainer||28||29||1||Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|DF||Philipp Lienhart||24||5||0||SC Freiburg|
|DF||Stefan Posch||24||1||0||1899 Hoffenheim|
|DF||Christopher Trimmel||34||10||0||Union Berlin|
|DF||Andreas Ulmer||35||23||0||Red Bull Salzburg|
|MF||Julian Baumgartlinger||33||83||1||Bayer Leverkusen|
|MF||Christoph Baumgartner||21||7||3||1899 Hoffenheim|
|MF||Florian Grillitsch||25||19||1||1899 Hoffenheim|
|MF||Stefan Ilsanker||32||48||0||Eintracht Frankfurt|
|MF||Konrad Laimer||24||7||1||RB Leipzig|
|MF||Valentino Lazaro||25||30||0||Inter Milan|
|MF||Marcel Sabitzer||27||49||8||RB Leipzig|
|MF||Louis Schaub||26||17||6||FC Luzern|
|MF||Xaver Schlager||23||11||1||VfL Wolfsburg|
|MF||Alessandro Schopf||27||26||5||Schalke 04|
|FW||Marko Arnautovic||32||87||26||Shanghai Port|
|FW||Michael Gregoritsch||27||21||4||FC Augsburg|
|FW||Sasa Kalajdzic||26||6||3||VfB Stuttgart|
|FW||Karim Onisiwo||29||8||1||Mainz 05|
The Key Players & Tactics
Several players stand out in the Austria Euro 2020 team, but the quality might suffer in certain positions. Daniel Bachmann in the goalpost had a good season with Watford, but he lacs experience in the top level. Stefan Lainer and Martin Hinteregger will use the Bundesliga experience they gained and build up a solid defense. David Alaba will probably play as a left-winger to use his quality offensively. Marcel Sabitzer will be the playmaker, and Marko Arnautovic, the player-to-watch for opponents’ defenders.
In the friendly game against England on June 2, Austria put on a good performance despite losing 1-0. It had more shots on target than one of the favorites of winning Euro 2020 and dominated the possession with 61%. However, the Austrians failed to convert any of the chances to a goal. That could cost in the Euro as most matches are expected to be close. Franco Foda chose a 4-4-2 formation, which he will probably use in the group matches as well.
The Probable Lineup
Daniel Bachmann would be the frontrunner of starting as a goalkeeper, even if he debuted against England. Martin Hinteregger and Aleksandar Dragović will be the central defenders, with Stefan Lainer and Marco Friedl covering right and left flanks. In the midfield, Konrad Laimer and Xaver Schlager will both protect the defense and assist the attack. David Alaba and Christoph Baumgartnerwill act as left and right-wingers, with Marcel Sabitzer in a free role behind the striker, Marko Arnautovic.
Franco Foda’s career as a player and coach is centered around German and Austrian football. He has earned 479 caps in clubs like 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen and VfB Stuttgart. After switching to a managerial position, he coached Sturm Graz in two spells for nine years. Since 2018 is the head coach of the Austrian national team. In 33 matches, he has 20 wins, four draws and nine losses. With the Austria Euro 2020 squad, he has the chance to make history and enter the 16 best teams on the continent.
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