France will take on Austria in round 5 of UEFA Nations League (League A). The match will take place at Stade de France, Paris – Saint-Denis on Thursday, September 22nd.
Frankreich are the favourites, the giants of European football and worldwide football. This generation also won the 2018 World Cup “gold”. Last autumn, they won another victory in League of Nations. There are also plenty of misfires in Didier Deschamps’ ward performance. They will be holding the next League of Nations cycle in Division B if they lose one more point. They did not win one match in June: they lost to Denmark at home, took 1 point from Croatia and were defeated by the Austrians at home. If there is no win now, the favorite (and current title holder) will be eliminated. The winner will be crowned in the fourth round, in last place. Although Pogba, Benzema, and other leaders are out, Luca Hernandez and Lenglet and Kimpembe, Conate, Conate and Kante are all still in the game. However, Martial, Ben Yedder, Ben Yedder, and Coman simply cannot match Luca Hernandez and Lenglet. The
Austria team had a strong segment that was capped by a win in their Division A group in the last Nations League. This year, however, has been a disappointment. In the spring of 2018, there was a defeat in Wales. This resulted in a loss play-off to win a ticket for the World Championship. Ralf Rangnik was the new mentor and made a spectacular debut by crushing Croatia. These 3-0 were then taken on the road. But, “Das Team” lost both of its fights to Denmark. The French won at home, but it was a draw. Mbappe’s goal in the 83rd minutes was the final goal that secured a draw for the favorite. Austria must survive Paris in order to avoid being relegated to the fourth place. It will be possible without the support of such key players like Kalajdzic and Bachmann, Lazaro Dragovic, Laimer and Ilsanker, who are out for various reasons.
The French generally have a clear advantage in head to head matches. However, in the three matches that have been played in June, the statistics show identical results: 3-1 home wins and the aforementioned draw. France is the unassailable favorite of the two bookmakers. Perhaps they underestimate its true potential. It’s worth looking at the Austria “+1.5 goals handicap”.
Prediction: Austria wins with +1.5 handicap