Faroe Islands Vs Austria Betting Tip: Austria -1.5 AH – 9 October 2021

Three points a must for under pressure guests?

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Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Vs Austria Austria

Saturday, 9 October 2021 – 19:45 (BST)
World Cup Qualifier
Pick: Austria -1.5 Asian Handicap
Odds: 3/4
Bookmaker: Bet365
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 7 October 2021)

Preview: A must win encounter for Austria sees them head to Torshavn only too aware that anything less than three points, against a Faroe Islands outfit which has toiled throughout qualifying, would leave them even further adrift in the battle for second place.

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Faroe Islands – Hosts unlikely to pull off shock victory?

A first ever appearance at the finals of a World Cup already appears to be out of reach for the Faroe Islands. All four points, along with three of their four goals scored, all came against the sole country ranked lower than them in Group F. That would be 180-ranked Moldova, who came close to beating Hakan Ericson’s side in Chisinau (1-1) before going down gallantly in the return fixture, succumbing 2-1 here in Torshavn.

That they struggled against a nation considerably worse off in the rankings doesn’t bode well as they go seeking only a second ever victory against the Austrians (D1 L5), losing the previous four head-to-heads by an aggregate of 2-15. Among them a 3-1 reverse in Vienna last March that preceded successive 4-0 losses to Israel and Scotland. Though last month’s 1-0 loss at home to the Danes did restore some pride.

Key Stat: Not since 2015 has the Faroe Islands recorded a victory over any country ranked inside the world’s top 100.


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Austria – Win or bust for Foda’s faltering charges?

Any notion ‘Das Team’ would bring a level of confidence into the resumption of World Cup qualifying following their European Championship exploits, exiting to eventual winners Italy in the last sixteen, has proven premature. Last month, Franco Foda’s men dropped six points out of nine, following up a fairly routine win in Moldova by losing a couple of hugely important fixtures against Israel (5-2) and Scotland (0-1).

Consequently, Austria verge on win or bust territory. With the Danes boasting an unassailable advantage at the top, the battle for second place is well and truly on in Group F. Yet with four points to make up on incumbents Scotland, and with a daunting trek to Copenhagen in three days time, a team with just three wins in ten internationals won’t need reminding of the importance of three points in Torshavn.

Key Stat: Austria haven’t registered a clean sheet in 11 of their last 14 internationals, conceding seven times across three away qualifying matches this campaign.

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Faroe Islands Vs Austria Betting Advice

In Torshavn this Sunday, Austria will be expected to make it three wins from seven in Group F. Not because of any noteworthy recent form – far from it, with only three wins from their past ten matches – but on account of a one-sided head-to-head record in their favour. Since winning the very first meeting 1-0, the Faroe Islands haven’t won any of six subsequent renewals, losing each of the last four by a margin of at least two.


Faroe Islands Vs Austria – Key Facts:

  • After winning 3-1 when the sides met in Vienna last March, Austria are bidding to win for the fifth match running against the Faroe Islands, prevailing the last four times by at least a two-goal margin.
  • The Faroe Islands have netted in six of the last nine home matches while Austria only managed three clean sheets across their past fourteen games, home or away.
  • In three away qualifiers so far, Austria haven’t managed any goals between minutes 1-40, but a total of six thereafter. Suggesting the second period could be more lively.


There could be some value in backing the hosts adding to the visitors’ defensive woes, though. Clean sheets have been scarce of late for the Austrians, banking just three in their last fourteen internationals. The Faroe Islands are without a goal in precisely half their qualifying encounters until now, but did notch in Vienna back in March as well as six of the last nine fixtures in which they were the home side.

Best Betting Odds – Faroe Islands Vs Austria

Faroe Islands – 1/4 (Betway)
Draw – 9/2 (PaddyPower)
Austria – 16/1 (WilliamHill)