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England vs Austria: Depleted Three Lions feel vulnerable

Kick-off: 2000, 02/06/2021

Stadium: Riverside Stadium

TV: ITV

England are understandably favourites to beat Austria in Wednesday’s Euro 2020 warm-up match but may be worth taking on in Middlesbrough.

A large number of Gareth Southgate’s squad were involved in the Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City and Manchester United’s Europa League decider.

That could force a big reshuffle, so 8/5 for the visitors to avoid defeat is our first England vs Austria prediction.

A Look At England’s Betting Odds

England cruised through qualifying for this summer’s big tournament and will face Croatia, Czech Republic and Scotland in Group D at Euro 2020.

However, the Three Lions could only manage third place in last year’s Nations League pool, losing away to Belgium and taking just one point off Denmark.

A 2-1 World Cup win over Poland in March was also unconvincing, with Harry Maguire grabbing an 85th-minute decider.

England are 5/1 second-favourites to win Euro 2020 with bwin, buoyed by potentially having home advantage in the latter stages.

“We have a great opportunity to bring happiness and enjoyment to people,” said Southgate. “That’s one of the beauties of being involved with the national team and we’re desperate to try to do that.”

He added: “We’re one of a number of teams who, I think, are in the frame. Have we peaked as a team? I don’t think we have.

“We are capable, I think, of beating any team on a given day. What we’ve got to do is put those games back-to-back to be able to succeed in this tournament. That’s the challenge for us.”

However, it would be asking a lot for the likes of Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Mason Mount, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling to figure here.

Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford picked up knocks during United’s loss to Villarreal while Maguire missed that contest through injury.

What’s left may struggle to gel early on, so 5/4 for a draw at half-time appeals from the England vs Austria odds.

A Look At Austria’s Betting Odds

Austria will compete in Group C at Euro 2020 alongside Netherlands, Ukraine and North Macedonia, having qualified as runners-up in a pool won by Poland.

The major worry about Das Team is that they are coming off a 4-0 World Cup drubbing by Denmark last time out.

However, Franco Foda’s side had been in good form prior to that blip, topping a Nations League table ahead of Norway, Romania and Northern Ireland.

Recent Real Madrid recruit David Alaba and former Stoke and West Ham attacker Marko Arnautovic are part of a talented squad.

RB Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Julian Baumgartlinger and Red Star Belgrade defender Aleksandar Dragovic are other proven performers.

They drew 2-2 away to Scotland in March and Evens for both teams to score here is added to our England vs Austria betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

ENGLAND 2-1 Poland – Kane, Maguire

AUSTRIA 0-4 Denmark

Head-to-head: Austria 0-1 England, England 1-0 Austria, Austria 2-2 England

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