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Austria vs France – LIVE Reddit Soccer 10/06/2022

Austria vs France – LIVE Reddit Soccer 10/06/2022

Austria’s last game saw them suffer a 2-1 defeat at home to Denmark, meaning they failed to back up their shock 3-0 win over Croatia in their first Nations League group game. They were Ralf Rangnick’s first matches in charge, and he will be keen to shore up a defence who have kept just two clean sheets in ten, with both teams have netting in four of their five home fixtures since Euro 2020. Das Team have lost 50% of those ten fixtures, while they struggle when coming up against the world’s elite; victory over Croatia was there first when facing a FIFA top 20 side since 2018. It has not been a vintage start to the Nations League for defending champions France, who drew 1-1 with Croatia last time out, that following a 2-1 defeat at home to Denmark on match day one.

Didier Deschamps’ side are struggling at the back, conceding in three of their last four games and managing only one away clean sheet from five attempts since Euro 2020. Both teams have scored in four of those outings, while they are also unbeaten in 11 on the road, a run that dates back three years to a surprise defeat to Turkey. I expect France to win this game, but both sides are decent going forward, so I think both teams will score, selecting 2-1 to France as a correct score prediction.

France is the tournament’s defending champion but hasn’t looked the part as it gets set to take on Austria on Friday in a 2022-23 UEFA Nations League match in Vienna. Les Bleus are off to a rough start but could pick up the pace Friday after settling for a 1-1 draw with Croatia on Monday. That followed a 2-1 loss to Denmark in last Friday’s Nations League 2022 opener, and with the World Cup looming, France knows it’s time to get serious. The Austrians kicked off a new era with a 3-0 win over Croatia in their Friday opener but suffered a 2-1 setback to Denmark in their Monday match. Both teams will be looking for points as they aim to get to the top spot and advance to the four-team finals of Group A.

Austria have had a mixed start to life under new manager Ralf Rangnick, who took up the post permanently and subsequently left the Manchester United consultancy role. The tactician had a blistering first game, beating the Croatians 3-0, but suffered a reality check with the loss to leaders Denmark.

They head into the final Nations League encounter for this round of fixtures on Friday, knowing a win or a draw would keep them relevant in the table. Under Rangnick, the Austrians have played a different, attacking brand of football, which saw them register 17 shots against Denmark, although only one was towards the goal.

Austria have shown good form while playing at home, where they have netted 11 times in their last four games. However, they have a problem keeping a clean sheet after conceding in their last six games on home soil. However, for their promotion from Group B this time, Austria have shown they are worthy of the spot, although the France game will be a true test of character.

It has been nearly 13 years since France last played against Austria in an international game. Their previous encounter came during a World Cup qualifier in October 2009, where Les Bleus won in Paris.

Despite their star-studded squad, France faces a battle for relevance in this group, having failed to register a win in their two games. Having succumbed to a morale-sapping defeat at home against leaders Denmark, they could only draw against Croatia.

Didier Deschamps had shuffled his pack heavily for the last two games, which has not helped their cause. However, the French will take their 15-game unbeaten streak away from home under consideration and as a source of confidence to get a positive result and stay relevant in this Nations League Group.

However, Rangnick can fully count on David Alaba, who missed the Croatia clash but played the full 90 minutes against Denmark, thus proving his fitness to the manager.

In the backline, Stefan Posch, Maximilian Wober and Alaba will line up as a back-three, hoping t keep the France attackers quiet. In this setup, Stefan Lainer and Andreas Weimann could operate wing-back roles.

Still searching for their first UEFA Nations League win of the 2022-23 campaign, holders France will travel to the Ernst Happel Stadion in Leopoldstadt to face Austria on Friday night.

Les Bleus have claimed only one point from their opening two games in League A Group 1 and currently sit five points behind leaders Denmark, while Austria sit in between both nations with three points.

After collecting four points from their opening two games, Moldova will look to maintain their unbeaten start when they face Latvia on Friday.

The visitors, meanwhile, have bettered Moldova’s points tally after beating Andorra and Liechtenstein to top their Nations League group.

Both sides will enter the contest in a confident mood after their respective unbeaten starts to the Nations League, and with neither nation wanting to give an inch to their promotion rival, we think Friday’s contest will see the points shared.

With Deschamps expected to recall a number of his star players to the starting lineup, France will be much stronger on Friday, and the prospect of Mbappe and Benzema linking up together in attack is sure to cause problems for Austria’s backline.

The hosts will not make it easy for the 2018 World Cup winners, but when comparing the quality of the two nations, we expect the visitors to come away with maximum points.

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