EURO 2024 Qualifier Preview: Austria vs Belgium Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Oct 13)
- Belgium sit top of the Group F standings, and could secure their EURO qualification with a victory on Friday
- Austria sit level on points with their rivals, and could also secure their progression to Germany next year
One of the standout matches in EURO qualification this week takes place in Group F, as the top two nations collide in Vienna. Austria and Belgium sit level on points in the standings, and a victory for either would secure their passage through to the EUROs next summer.
How To Watch
- When: Friday, October 13, 2023, at 2:45 p.m ET
- Where: Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna, Austria
- How To Watch: ESPN
Belgium and Austria are two nations that have looked reborn following changes in management. The hosts have been excellent throughout qualification to this point, as they have won four of their five matches, and they are yet to suffer defeat. The clear progression that they have made was evident in the latest round of matches, as they landed a 3-1 success in Stockholm against Sweden.
Austria dominated that clash from the first minute, and netted three excellent goals in the space of 20 second half minutes. Marko Arnautovic was the standout star for the visitors on that evening, as the striker scored twice in the final half an hour in Sweden.
Belgium’s opportunity to win major silverware with their golden generation is running out of time. Eden Hazard’s retirement this week is only further evidence of that. However, they have maintained their excellent form in qualification throughout their campaign, as they have won four of their five matches.
They have looked strong defensively throughout the campaign, as they have conceded just once, and have found the back of the net on 13 occasions. Belgium comes into this match after winning each of their last three in qualification, with their most recent success coming in the form of a 5-0 win over Estonia last month.
Austria vs Belgium Prediction
Belgium are unbeaten in their last six internationals against Austria, with the last win for the hosts coming in June 1959. However, draws have been evident throughout recent history, with four of the previous five ending in ties. That could be a solid betting angle this week.