Austria vs Russia
AUT vs RUS MATCH PREVIEW:
The World Cup is just around the corner and all the teams are warming themselves up in these practice games before they head to the main event. The World Cup host nation, Russia, is travelling all the way to Austria to lock horns and to find out if they really got what it takes to take on the teams in this world cup because for the last two years they have been trying out new combinations and players in every position they can get but they have not been very successful earlier. It remains to see, if the Russian coach find all the right formulas to make his combination and tactics work before their World Cup dream comes to an end. On the other hand we have an Austrian side that promised to deliver at bigger stages but only managed to find themselves in the Euro 2008 and then in Euro 2016. It has been two decades since they have qualified for the World Cup and they would now start working on that so that they can get to the next FIFA World Cup. They have been doing well lately and can easily upset the guests so a thrilling game is on the way as these two countries collide with each other.
When: May 31st, 12:15 AM IST
Where: Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna, Austria
Capacity: 50, 865
Recent wins (Last five matches)
Austria –D W W W W
Russia – W D L D L L
AUT vs RUS TEAM NEWS:
A plenty of new faces are to make their first appearance for their country in this game and the list includes Richard Strebinger, Thomas Murg, marvin Potzman and Cican Stankovic. However, senior players like Florian Klein, marcel Sabitzer, Valentino Lazaro and Gregoritsch have been left out by the Austrian manager. Baumgartlinger has been also ruled out from the game because of his injury concern alongside Maximilian Wober and Marc Janko. Star players like David Alaba and Marko Arnautovic are expected to feature in this game.
A squad of 28 members has been disclosed by the Russians ahead of these friendly games which includes Yuri Zhirkov and veteran Sergei Ignashevich but Ruslan Kambolov is not included because of his injuries alongside Aleksandr Kokrin, Aleksandr Erokhin, Georgi Dzhikiya and Viktor Vasin. Igor Denisov has not been included in the squad because of his personal issues with the coach. Kokorin, Dzagoev, Fernandes and Samedov are expected to feature in this game.
AUT vs RUS Playing 11 – (Probable)
Lindner (GK), Lainer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Alaba, Ilsanker, Grillitsch, Schopf, Schaub, Arnautovic, Burgstaller
Akinfeev (GK), Neustadter, Granat, Kudryashov, Fernandes, Golovin, Dzagoev, Zhrikov, Erokhin, Miranchuk, Smolov
Head 2 Head- last 4 meetings
Austria – 02
Russia – 01
Draw – 01
Austria – Arnautovic, Alaba
Russia – Smolov
AUT vs RUS FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
This is going to be a tough match but Austria is going to win this game.
NOTE: THIS AUT vs RUS MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.