Wales are still riding high after reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and they kicked off their World Cup qualification bid with a resounding 4-0 win over Moldova.
Austria disappointed in France but kept the faith with head coach Marcel Koller and have largely kept the same squad for their autumn fixtures, although former captain Christian Fuchs did retire after the tournament.
Chris Coleman’s men will be fairly confident of qualifying but along with Austria, Serbia and the Republic of Ireland they are one of four teams with legitimate hopes of reaching Russia. The hosts have won five of their previous 10 home games but those victories came against Malta, Albania, Lichtenstein and Moldova, with a win against Russia in 2014 a highlight for Koller’s side on home soil.
Wales’ recent record on the road doesn’t make for great reading either with defeats in Sweden, Ukraine and Bosnia but perhaps crucially they tend to fare better in competitive matches, with two of those aforementioned games pre-Euro 2016 friendlies.
Coleman is without star midfielder Aaron Ramsey for this latest round of World Cup qualifiers but they still have enough talent in their squad to secure a win, most notably Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. The Wales boss has built a strong sense of unity within his squad and they’re a team who generally cope when one of their big name’s is absent.
Austria have a few danger men themselves in David Alaba, Marko Arnautovic and veteran frontman Marc Janko but Wales still have momentum from their exploits in France and at 23/10 an away win for the visitors is my top bet for this clash.
Austria however, are unlikely to roll over despite their disappointing Euro 2016 campaign and they haven’t drawn a blank at home since 2013. As such the 21/20 on both teams to score, the 9/2 about a Wales win and over 2.5 goals and the 25/4 for an away win with both teams to score all appeal.