Football Bet of the Day: It won't be a Viennese waltz for defenders
After Germany were profligate in front of goal last night, Kev's hoping the forwards are a bit more ruthless in Austria tonight.
"Poland saw their recent Nations League games in Italy and Portugal both end 1-1, and I can see something similar here against an Austrian side that usually scores at home."
Both teams to score in Euro 2020 opener
Austria v Poland
Thursday 21 March, 19:45
Live on Sky Sports
The German revolution wasn't quite as impressive as we'd hoped it would be last night. Die Mannschaft missed a host of second-half chances against Serbia, and had to settle for a 1-1 draw.
We're not going very far for our next wager, because Austria are up against Poland in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier.
Austria qualified for the last European Championship, but failed to impress in the finals, and they missed out on the 2018 World Cup. In the Nations League they retained League B status, beating Northern Ireland twice but failing to score a single goal in two games against group winners Bosnia Herzegovina. Their recent home record is strong - Brazil are the only team to have beaten them in the last 13 home matches.
Poland qualified for Euro 2016 and last year's World Cup finals, but a dismal campaign in Russia raised some question marks. Coach Adam Nawalka was replaced by Jerzy Brzeczek, who has already had a public spat with star striker Robert Lewandowski. Poland were the first team to be relegated from League A in the Nations League, although they did managed creditable 1-1 draws in Italy and Portugal.
Austria are missing some good players like Michael Gregoritsch, Hannes Wolf and Guido Burgstaller, although they still have plenty of speed and quality in the front four. Poland coach Brzeczek must choose two strikers from a set of three excellent ones, with Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik and Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek both on stellar form and pushing to partner Lewandowski.
I'll go for Both Teams To Score here at [2.02]. Austria have scored at least once in ten of their last 12 home matches, while Poland have plenty of firepower, and both teams scored in their draws in Italy and Portugal.
Points Staked: 38
Points Returned: 29.62
P/L: -8.38 points
Back Both Teams To Score at [2.02]