16 November 2018
The UEFA Nations League encounter between Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina that shall take place at the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna will see the visitors looking to extend an impressive 8-game lossless run across all competitions.
Although both sides had failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, they have shown some exceptional performances over the past few months.
Das Team have featured in nine matches this year, having secured six wins while losing three times in the process. Before a 3-0 loss to Brazil, the Burschen have clinched four successive triumphs, including the one over Germany, on the eve of the final tournament. However, Franco Foda’s players have slow down a bit in the past five matches, having registered three defeats in that period. But, although they’ve started their UEFA Nations League adventure with a narrow 1-0 failure against Bosnia, Austria have managed to bounce back and wrap up a 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland.
On the other hand, with a record of three wins and a +4 goal difference, the Dragons currently top Group B/3, as the only team with maximum points. Not only the Golden Lilies outplayed Austria, but they’ve also crashed Northern Ireland in both legs, having allowed just one goal in the process. Moreover, Robert Prosinecki’s players have kept a clean sheet six times in the past eight matches, while the last time they allowed more than one goal dates back to 2017. However, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s main problem relates to their attacking displays, as they’ve failed to find the back of the net three times in the past seven meetings.
Austria roster in full:
Goalkeepers: Heinz Lindner, Richard Strebinger, Cican Stankovic
Defense: Andreas Ulmer, Aleksandar Dragovic, Kevin Wimmer, Stefan Lainer, Martin Hinteregger, David Alaba
Midfield: Florian Grillitsch, Valentino Lazaro, Alessandro Schopf, Stefan Ilsanker, Marcel Sabitzer, Julian Baumgartlinger, Florian Kainz, Louis Schaub, Peter Zulj, Xaver Schlager, Konrad Laimer
Attack: Guido Burgstaller, Michael Gregoritsch, Marko Arnautovic
Bosnia and Herzegovian roster in full:
Goalkeepers: Ibrahim Sehic, Kenan Piric, Vedran Kjosevski
Defense: Ognjen Vranjes, Ervin Zukanovic, Bojan Nastic, Eldar Civic, Ermin Bicakcic, Toni Sunjic
Midfield: Gojko Cimirot, Miralem Pjanic, Muhamed Besic, Haris Duljevic, Sanjin Prcic, Elvis Sari, Edin Visca, Rade Krunic, Amer Gojak, Deni Milosevic
Attack: Edin Dzeko, Riad Bajic, Ermedin Demirovic, Kenan Kodro
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