Slovakia vs Austria prediction, preview, team news and more | International Friendlies 2021
Austria will host Slovakia at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion on Sunday for an international friendly fixture.
Austria finished their Euros 2020 qualifiers campaign in second place in Group ‘G’, amassing 19 points from 10 games. They registered six wins, three losses and a solitary draw, finishing six points behind group leaders Poland. For Euros 2020, they are part of a relatively easy group, which will also feature The Netherlands, Ukraine, and North Macedonia.
Austria are coming off a narrow 1-0 defeat to England, Bukayo Saka’s 56th minute goal settling the tie.
Meanwhile, Slovakia have been pitted against Poland, Spain and Sweden in Group ‘E’. Slovakia qualified for the Euros 2020 courtesy of a third-place finish in their group, tallying 13 points from eight matches played.
Slovakia drew their last game against Bulgaria 1-1, with Laszlo Benes canceling out Atanas Iliev’s early goal.
Austria vs Slovakia Head-to-Head
Austria and Slovakia have played each other four times, with the latter prevailing in one game. Austria have also mustered only one win, while two games ended in a stalemate.
The last time the two international sides met was in an international friendly in November 2016. The game finished in a goal-less draw.
Marko Arnautovic will be unavailable for selection following a thigh injury. Austria will have the option of welcoming captain Julian Baumgartlinger back to the starting lineup, who was out for the game against England with an injury.