Austria vs Northern Ireland Prediction, 11/15/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austria vs Northern Ireland
Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020
Location: Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria
Odds/Point Spread: Austria (-227) Northern Ireland (+561)
Ernst Happel Stadium is the site where Michael Gregoritsch and Austria (3-0-1 in Nations League) will play Northern Ireland (0-1-3 in Nations League) on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Alexander Schlager for Austria and Bailey Peacock-Farrell for Northern Ireland. The Northern Irish are at at +561 while the Austrians are priced at -227. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Austria as a team have accumulated 6 goals this tourney, which is currently 8th in the league. They have attempted 58 shots at their opponents goal with 21 being on target, which calculates to a 36.2% shots on target percentage. They have committed 51 fouls and have drawn 58 fouls in this tournament. Austria has been able to control possession for 57% of contests.
Michael Gregoritsch is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Austrians. Gregoritsch has had a starting assignment in 145 matches in his career and he has earned 0.30 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Austria has earned 43 goals scored in 12,981 professional minutes played. He has 14 assists while tallying 31 yellow card warnings in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Stefan Lainer, the defender representing Austria. He has assisted on a goal 25 times so far in his career while he has scored 11 goals. Lainer has totaled 15,334 minutes during 169 starts and has been given 32 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.06 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Austria will be Alexander Schlager. Schlager (45-17-17 record in his career) has earned 29 shutouts, which gives him a 36.7% shutout rate. The goalie taking the field for Austria has had 276 shots tried against him in 79 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.15 (91 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .692. Schlager has defended the goal for 7,110 minutes and is sitting with 191 stops during his soccer career.
Northern Ireland has committed 49 fouls this tournament (39th in Nations League) to go along with 58 fouls drawn. Thus far, they are controlling possession of the ball 41.5% of the time. The Northern Irish average a total of 2.75 shots on target per 90 and have a total of 2 goals to this point. They have hit on 45.8% of their shots on target out of 24 total shots.
Paddy Mcnair will be someone to watch for Northern Ireland. The defender born in Northern Ireland has totaled 7,771 minutes while earning 11 goals. He has accumulated 13 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 5 times. He currently averages 0.13 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 86 contests thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Stuart Dallas, the defender representing for Northern Ireland. He has scored 27 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 17 different times. Dallas has been handed 21 yellow card warnings in 16,622 professional minutes (177 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.15.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell will reside in front of the goal for Northern Ireland. Peacock-Farrell has accumulated 11 shutouts and has seen 136 shots attempted against him in 3,600 career mins. He is the owner of a save % of .669 and his shutout rate is currently at 27.5%. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 19-9-12. In his pro soccer career, Peacock-Farrell has conceded 50 goals while earning 91 saves in 40 starts.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Northern Ireland (+561)
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