Greece U21 – Austria U21 SOCCER PICKS
Greece U21 and Austria U21 meet at Stadio Toumbas, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Under-21 Championship (Play-offs). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before.
The team arrives at this stage of the UEFA Under-21 Championship (Play-offs) after having finished the group stage in the 2nd position of Group 1, with 25 points won. Greece U21 won 8, drew 1 and lost 1 of their last 10 matches for the UEFA Under-21 Championship.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their matches there is a tendency for goals, since 10 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 9 of its last 10 matches for the UEFA Under-21 Championship, of these 9 came to the break in advantage in 7 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘ in 8.
Greece reach this meeting with a 2-0 win at the reception in Belarus: the goals were scored by Bouzoukis and Chatzigiovanis. To reach this play-off, the Greeks finished 2nd in Group 1 with 25 points won. Regularly the selector Antonis Nikopolidis plays in a 4-2-3-1, being Vergos, player of the Panathinaikos, the most offensive reference of the Greeks. On the other hand, Bouzoukis is one of the players responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process, owning great vision of game and pass quality. For this game the coach can not count on Pasalidis, who is suspended.
The team gained access to this phase of the UEFA U21 Championship (Play-offs) after the 2nd place won in Group 7, with a total of 22 points. In their last 10 matches for the UEFA U21 Championship the Austria U21 has 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 away matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals.
The Austrian team leaves for this match with a 3-2 victory at the reception to Russia: the goals of the triumph were signed by Jakupovic, Wolf and Grbic. We remember that the Austrians finished second in Group 7, with 22 points won. In this first game against Greece, coach Werner Gregoritsch must play in the usual 4-2-3-1, Grbic being the most offensive reference of the visiting team. It is important to underline that the Austrian team presents great quality in the offensive transition: Wolf is one of the most important players in the offensive transition. There are no absences of weight for this game.