At the parallel match to Iceland against Hungary, the favourite of the group Portugal meets Austria. While the last match before the EURO of Portugal has been positive, it could have been better at the Austrian team. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo seems also be ready and in good shape. Kick-off on the 18th of June is at 9 p.m.
Current performance of Portugal
Portugal is not one of the big favourites to win the EURO 2016 but the team from Fernando Santos is a dangerous outsider. Very important is the first match against Iceland. It’s a little bit surprising that Portugal has a closely negative end result against the ÖFB eleven. Out of ten encounters Austria has won three times, five matches ended in a drawn ad only two times Portugal was able to celebrate a victory. It is also to mention that the last match between these two countries has been 20 years ago. Back then at the EURO Qualification in 1996 there has been a score of 1:1. Since the EURO in 2000 Portugal hasn’t missed any big tournament but also hasn’t won any title due to only a few great single players. Portugal has a great squad but except of Cristiano Ronaldo it is missing the extra class. There are some players who have the potential to play on the highest level but until now they haven’t reached that level. At the test match against Estonia they have shown their potential with a score of 7:0. Before there has been a 0:1 against England and a 3:0 against Norway. So the preparation for the EURO couldn’t have been better.
Current performance of Austria
You couldn’t speak of a successful preparation when it comes to Austria. Against Malta they have won with a score of 2:1 which isn’t a big success and only a few days later they have lost against the Netherlands with a score of 0:2. Especially at the second half of the match the performance wasn’t good and in addition it isn’t clear if Marc Janko will be able to play. Even when he played against Malta and the Netherlands he did not train with the whole team in France. A lot will depend on the first match of Austria against Hungary. If they are able to win this match they might also have good chances to win against Portugal. One advantage for the Koller eleven is that they are operating well together over years. All draining are internalized and the guidelines are operated perfectly. They can handle every situation and stay calm. If they show their usual performance they can be dangerous. We will see if the high pressure will affect the performance.
Betting tip for this match
This match is especially interesting when Austria wins the first match against Hungary. Nonetheless Portugal is the clear favourite in this match. However we think that the Koller elven will be able to get a point from Christiano Ronaldo & Co. That’s why our tip is: Tip x.