Our football match prediction:
Uruguay will be looking to record their first ever win over Austria when the two sides face each other at Ernst-Happel-Stadion on Tuesday evening. The Austrians defeated the Uruguayans 3-1 at the 1954 FIFA World Cup, whilst the two teams played out a 1-1 draw in a friendly three years ago. La Celeste were having their ups and downs in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, but thanks to a 4-2 win over Bolivia they booked their place at the tournament in Russia. Luis Suarez is undisputedly the team’s key player, but it has to be noted that the Barcelona attacker is going to be rested in the last two games of the year. In his absence a man to watch in the away team will be Edinson Cavani, who has been scoring goals for fun with PSG this season. Seeing that Austria failed to impress in the World Cup qualifiers, we predict that the visitors will emerge triumphant in Tuesday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Marko Arnautovic):
An Austrian footballer born on 19 April 1986, Marko Arnautovic represented a number of Austrian top sides on youth level, but it was at Twente that his professional career began. The winger needed a while to nail down a regular starting berth, but he impressed in his first full season to score 12 Eredivisie goals and earn a lucrative move to Inter Milan. The unprofessional behaviour seriously cut short his stay at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, but the highly rated footballer was able to kick start his career at Werder Bremen. The successful spell in Bundesliga saw him secure a move to Stoke City, where he has played his best football up to date. A powerful footballer capable of scoring from distance, Arnautovic is able to operate as a winger, centre forward or attacking midfielder, and he has also impressed playing for the Austria national team. The forward scored 3 goals in the qualifying campaign to help Das Team qualify for the Euro 2016 finals, taking his total goal tally past 10 strikes.
Highlighted Team (Uruguay):
La Celeste are one of the most successful South American nations. Uruguay are frequently the champions of the continent having most recently won the tournament in 2011. They have won the Copa America a record 15 times including the first ever edition of the competition in 1916, while the team has also won FIFA World Cup in two occasions including the inaugural competition in 1930 when they defeated Argentina 4-2 in the final as hosts. Their second World Cup title came in 1950 when Uruguay and Brazil played a legendary match which recorded a higher attendance than any other football match in the history of the game. Uruguay is the smallest country in the world to have won a World Cup by population, but La Celeste are proud of their football heritage which yielded some of the best footballers in the world over the course of history. Most notable player of the current selection is Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who is also the team’s top scorer with 45 goals to his name.