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Austria vs Belgium match preview
These two teams are both seven points clear of the rest in Group F so, if there is a winner in Vienna, the victors will be assured of a place at the European Championships.
During the summer, the pair played out a 1-1 draw at King Baudouin Stadium, with Austria taking a fortuitous lead courtesy of an own goal, before Romelu Lukaku bagged a second half equaliser in Brussels.
Aside from that, both have won all four of their matches, hence why they’re both on the cusp of qualification.
Belgium remain unbeaten under Domenico Tedesco, having hammered Estonia 5-0 last time out, with the Red Devils therefore set to appear at a sixth successive major tournament, their best-ever streak.
Austria meantime, all but mathematically, secured a top two finish in their most-recent fixture, swatting aside third-placed Sweden 3-1 in Stockholm.
Michael Gregoritsch breaking the deadlock with a towering header at Friends Arena, before Marko Arnautović's quick-fire brace secured a memorable, crucial victory on the road.
Including friendlies, Das Team are now unbeaten in eight internationals, dating back over a year, so Ralf Rangnick will surely be leading Austria out at their third successive Euros next summer.
Ahead of this one, Belgium are undefeated in six meetings with Austria, despite actually losing each of their first nine encounters, the most-recent of which took place in 1959.
So, will it be the away side who are celebrating Euro qualification come full time at Ernst-Happel-Stadion?
Austria team news
Austria are without captain David Alaba, Stefan Posch, Gernot Trauner and Marko Arnautović, who bagged a brace in their last outing, all due to injury.
In goal, Alexander Schlager is the number one these days, while his RB Salzburg teammate Maximilian Wöber will come into defence, attempting to fill Alaba’s ginormous void.
Marcel Sabitzer is the top-scorer in the squad, with 14 international goals, while Wolves’ Saša Kalajdžić could come in to lead the attack.
Predicted XI (4-4-2): Schlager; Laimer, Danso, Wöber, Lienhart; Schlager, Grillitsch, Seiwald, Sabitzer; Kalajdžić, Gregoritsch.
Belgium team news
As for the Red Devils, Thibaut Courtois and Kevin De Bruyne are long-term absentees, while Leandro Trossard, Roméo Lavia and Ameen Al-Dakhil are also out injured.
One man they can always rely on his Romelu Lukaku, given that he’s the top-scorer in Euro 2024 qualifying, having scored 31 times in his last 22 qualification appearances.
In the absence of Courtois, Koen Casteels has started the last two qualifiers in goal, although Luton’s Thomas Kaminski could make his debut, nine years on from his first call-up.
Jan Vertonghen marked the occasion of his 150th cap last month by scoring just his tenth international goal.
Current Premier League-based players in this XI could include Timothy Castagne, Youri Tielemans, Amadou Onana, Orel Mangala and Jérémy Doku, while Loïs Openda has been in red-hot form for RB Leipzig.
Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Casteels; Castagne, Faes, Vertonghen, Theate; Tielemans, Onana, Doku, De Ketelaere, Openda; Lukaku.