1NEWS – From the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualification round this time, Moldova will host Austria at the Zimbru Stadium. The fourth match from Group F will take place on Thursday (2/9/2021) starting at 01:45 WIB in the morning.
Moldova Maximize Game
Hosting the fourth match this time, the Moldova national team has a mission to rise from the bottom of the standings. Of the three matches that have taken place in Group F, they have only been able to collect one point from a draw. That is when dealing with the Faroe Islands (26/3) and then with a score of 1:1.
Not wanting to return to being a point field for other contestants, Roberto Bordin as a coach will again mix the best composition of his team. His main target is none other than a ticket to the World Cup next year.
When viewed from the previous actions of this national team, their record in the international arena is not so brilliant. For the year 2019 alone, the Moldova national team was only able to bag two wins from 25 international level matches including test matches. However, their latest 1:0 victory from Azerbaijan in the test match on (6/6) yesterday could be a separate motivation for Moldova to win the match against the Austrian national team later.
Austria chases play-off ticket
Forced to play away game against Moldova, national team Austria seems optimistic to be able to reach full points to chase the play-off ticket. You could say the composition of the players they have is one level above the host. There are first-class players to strengthen this team such as David Alaba, Marcel Sabitzer, Christoph Baumgartner, and also Alessandro Schopf. The flying hours of some of these names can be an advantage for the Austrian national team in this match.
As coach, Franco Foda will certainly bring out all the best from his team to be able to gain full points. Of the three games that have passed in Group F, the new Austrian national team can pocket four points and occupy fourth place. They are in tight competition with the Israeli national team in third place in Group F with the same number of points.
Strong competitors in Group F are Denmark and Scotland, who are ranked first and second, respectively. For Moldova, they are still the bottom of the Group F standings with a collection of one point. This number is in tight competition with the Faroe Islands in fifth place with the same points.
Head-to-Head Statistics, Both Teams
Moldova National Team As the host, they have only been able to record one win and draw each of the last five matches. The other three matches ended in consecutive defeats. From these five recent matches, the Moldova national team has scored three goals and conceded more, which is 15 times.
Then from the stronghold of the challenger team, the Austrian national team has collected more wins in its last five matches. There were two wins and one draw, while the other two games they lost in front of their opponents. Of these five recent matches, the Austrian national team was able to produce five each for goals and conceded.
Football Prediction Between Moldova VS Austria
Based on data from the previous meeting of the two countries, the stock exchange online soccer betting site mentions Austria has a better winning record over Moldova. Of the six meetings, Austria managed to pick five victories over Moldova. Moldova won the remaining one match.
From the historical data of meetings and also the record conceded, Austria is indeed better. Moldova should pay more attention to the solidity of their defensive line so as not to concede easily. With all the match history of each team, it can be predicted that the Moldova VS Austria match will end with score 1: 3.