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Unibet Predictions: Poland – Austria Predictions and Tips For Today

Poland - Austria PredictionsFree Daily Soccer Unibet Predictions for Today, June 21, 2024.
Kick-off: 17:00 (GMT+1)
EVENT: Poland – Austria
TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.31@Unibet | Result: PENDING

Poland – Austria Predictions and Preview

  • The two teams that lost in the opening match of Group D are now in a difficult situation where a draw may not be enough for either team to advance. Poland and Austria were considered the least likely teams to progress to the next stage, but with four best third-placed teams advancing to the last 16, a win here could be crucial for one of them.
  • Michał Probierz, the head coach of Poland, suffered his first defeat as a coach in his team’s opener against the Netherlands, which was a 2-1 loss. This was Poland’s sixth loss in their last ten games at World or European Championship finals, but they still have a lot to be positive about. For example, Adam Buksa scored the opening goal, replacing the injured Robert Lewandowski. Probierz hinted at a post-game press conference that Lewandowski, who is 35 years old, “will hopefully play” in the next match, which would be a welcome boost for the team.
  • Austria’s high-pressing style under Ralf Rangnick has been successful during his tenure, and they should feel confident after an unfortunate own goal was the only difference between them and the world number 2 ranked France (L 1-0). On paper, they now have easier assignments, which means they should take confidence from that slender loss.
  • Rangnick pointed to the team’s long-term form, which includes losses only to France and Belgium from 17 games (W12, D3) since the end of the previous UEFA Nations League, as proof that there have been improvements in his side. Given that Austria are also on a seven-game winning streak as pre-match favorites dating back to November 2022, perhaps expectations of them should be high as they seek to repeat, if not exceed, their Euro 2020 run to the Round of 16.
  • Players to watch: Karol Świderski will hope to get a chance from the start, especially as seven of his last eight goals for Poland have been their first of the match. Austrian striker Michael Gregoritsch netted goals in three of the team’s six qualification victories for this tournament, and he’s never been on the losing side when scoring for the national side (W10, D3).
  • Hot stat: Five of Austria’s last seven European Championship games (including qualifiers) produced under 2.5 total goals.