Our match prediction:
Being the leader in Group G with an excellent streak during the qualification Austria can be seen as a surprise. With captain David Alaba the Austrian football teams plays fresh and offensively. The current squad contains lots of players that are performing poor at their club but perform very different in their national team. Zlatan Ibrahimovic would love nothing more than play 1 more big tournament with his Sweden. The help of the 12th man could be decisive in this thriller in group G.
Highligted Player (Alaba):
David Alaba started his youth career at SV Aspern and in 2002 he joined Austria Wien. Bayern Munich chiefs decided to sign him and he was promoted to the reserve team for the 2009/2010 campaign. He made 33 appearances for Bayern Munich II and he has been playing for the first team since 2010. At the age of 17 Alaba made his Champions League debut on 9 March, 2010 against Fiorentina. The Austrian international is a full back, but he is capable of playing as a left midfielder as well. He represented Austria at the 2016 European Championship finals in France, but das Team failed to impress at the showpiece tournament, suffering elimination in the group stages. David Alaba won his fifth Bundesliga title with Bayern in the 2015/2016 season and he clinched the Champions League trophy with FCB in 2013. Speaking of his individual honours, he was named Austrian Footballer of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Alaba was born in Wien on 24 June, 1992.