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Austria vs Sweden betting tips: Euro 2024 qualifier preview, predictions, team news and odds

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Austria vs Sweden match preview

With Belgium odds-on favourites to top Group F, one of these two will miss out on automatic qualification, making this clash in Vienna potentially decisive.

Right now, it’s advantage Austria, after they held Belgium to a 1-1 draw in Brussels on Saturday night, taking the lead through Michael Gregoritsch’s deflected shot.

Back in March, Ralf Rangnick’s men beat the group’s two minnows at home, hammering Azerbaijan 4-1 before a come from behind 2-1 victory over Estonia, also in Linz.

So, Das Team do kick off top of the table but, with their next two fixtures both against Sweden, that could all change quickly.

As for Sweden, they’ve qualified for all six European Championships since the turn of the millennium, but that streak is under serious threat.

Janne Andersson’s team were steamrollered 3-0 by Belgium in their group opener in Stockholm, before bouncing back by smashing Azerbaijan 5-0 three days later.

This means, if Sweden do not qualify automatically, they cannot claim a play-off place, meaning they simply have to finish above Austria in Group F, or will miss out on Germany 2024.

Thus, defeat for the Nordic side here could be catastrophic, making this fixture huge for both at Ernst-Happel-Stadion.

Austria team news

Marcel Sabitzer, who was struggling with injury at Manchester United, came off the bench in Brussels, possibly with an eye on starting him here.

Goalkeeper remains a bit of a problem position, with Alexander Schlager getting the nod over Daniel Bachmann.

David Alaba meantime won his 100th cap on Saturday, just the fourth Austrian man to achieve this, while the record-holder Marko Arnautović will lead the line.

Sweden team news

Janne Andersson’s side demolished New Zealand 4-1 in a friendly on Friday, with most of his key players rested ahead of this one.

Robin Olsen will return in goal, as will captain Victor Lindelöf, and wingers Emil Forsberg and Dejan Kuluševski.

In attack, Alexander Isak of Newcastle and Coventry’s Viktor Gyökeres could get the nod, after Viktor Claesson and Robin Quaison did so on Friday.

Manchester United’s Anthony Elanga has scored in Sweden’s last two games, wins over Azerbaijan and New Zealand, so is a very good option off the bench.

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