Austria faces North Macedonia in their opening match of Group C. These two sides met each other in their qualification campaigns, with the Austrian's coming out on top in both games. Check out our full betting preview for the latest team news, match odds and betting tips and predictions.
Austria 🇦🇹 Team News
Austria makes their third appearance in a European Championship Finals. The debuted as co-hosts at Euro 2008 and qualified for the first time in 2016. On both occasions, they failed to win a single game. Their record at Euro finals reads P6 W0 D2 L4.
Franco Foda, Austria coach...
"We know about their strengths. They are good in transitions, on the break. We need to be careful in our build-up, we can’t give the ball up easily. We know we will have more possession and probably spend more time in their half, so we will need to move the ball quickly and stay alert defensively to avoid counters."
Austria Predicted Lineup
Bachmann; Lainer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Ulmer; Laimer, X Schlager; Sabitzer, Baumgartner, Alaba; Arnautović
Key Player: Marko Arnautovic
Arnautovic spent a large part of his career in English football's top flight with Stoke City and West Ham. Now he plies his trade in China with Shanghai. He was the leading scorer for Austria in their qualifying campaign.
North Macedonia 🇲🇰 Team News
North Macedonia make their first-ever major tournament finals appearance. They become the 35th European nation to qualify for the European Championship finals after Goran Pandev fire the only goal in a tense play-off final against Georgia.
Igor Angelovski, North Macedonia coach...
"I think that many things have changed since those two [qualifying] matches, because they were played two years ago, if I am right, and during those two years our national team has grown from one match to the next and played better football, the players have made progress in each match, and this is completely different from the qualifiers."
North Macedonia Predicted Lineup
Dimitrievski; Ristovski, Musliu, Velkovski, Alioski; Ademi, Nikolov, Bardi; Elmas, Pandev, Trajkovski
Key Player: Goran Pandev
North Macedonia's captain, record goalscorer, and record appearance-maker. An incredible career spanning the last 20 years in Italy's top-flight - Serie A. He's had notable spells at Inter twice (where Arnautovic was a team-mate), Lazio, Napoli and now Genoa.
Austria v North Macedonia Head to Head
There had been no prior meetings between the two sides before this qualifying campaign. Austria came out on top in both qualifying matches, coming from behind to win 4-1 away from home, before Austria booked their finals place with a 2-1 in Vienna.
Austria v North Macedonia Match Prediction
Austria gets the chance to register its first victory in a European Championship Finals. Having beaten North Macedonia home and away in qualifying, they'll certainly fancy their chances. Interestingly, the North Macedonians took the lead in Skopje and could well register on the scoresheet here.
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