Betting tip EURO U21: Italy U19 - Austria U19
Thursday, 14.07.2016 at 12:00
Austria under pressure to act
The second day of play at the U19 European championship in Germany brings the match between Italy and Austria. While Italy was able to celebrate at the first match, the match from Austria only ended in a drawn and therefore they stand under pressure to act. Kick-off on the 14th of July is at 12 p.m..
Current performance of Italy
Italy has nearly started perfectly in these final rounds. Because on the first day of play of the group A they have beaten the host Germany with a score of 1:0. Therefore the "Squadra Azzura" leads the table of their group. If they lose against Austria this can change quickly. However, for Italy speaks that the team is trained excellent at tactics, as well as their A-national team. Also physical the team of Paolo Vanoli has a little bit more advantage then Austria. Especially at standard situations they are dangerous. Their strength is definitely the defence as seen at the match against Germany. Even though they didn’t convince fully with their performance, in the end they were able to celebrate the victory against Germany. Especially the defender on the left Federico Dimarco, who already knocks on the door of the FC Empoli, knew how to convince and also scored the winning goal. The star of this team s Manuel Locatelli who already has played twice for the AC Milan at the series A. He is often compared with Andrea Pirlo. We will see if Italy can fix their promotion to the semi-finals.
Current performance of Austria
Austria has an great young professionals team. The team of Rupert Marko has proven this at the first match against Portugal where they almost had won. Against the junior team of the new European champion Portugal Arnel Jakupovic scored a goal and therefore they even led a few minutes. In the end the match ended in a drawn. All in all Austria has shown a great performance and unfortunately they also had a little bit of a bad luck when they hit the bar of the goal twice. With the already mentioned Arnel Jakupovic the Austrian team has a real scorer in their team who is missed in the Italian team. He showed his quality at the test match against Qatar when he has scored four goals and the team won with a score of 7:1. The middle field has also strong players like Schlager or Lovric who already have professional experience. A problem could be the left defence outside lane. For this position the chief of the team Marko has no player in his squad that has been especially trained for this position.
Betting tip for this match
Even though Italy had to celebrate a victory at the first match, their performance hasn’t been very convincing. In addition Jakupovic & Co have won the last duel in 2015 with a score of 2:1. Italy can play this match without any pressure on the contrary to Austria who needs at least a drawn. We think that this match will end in a drawn. That’s why our tip is: tip x.