Winners: GEO vs. AUT

Winners: GEO vs. AUT

We were lucky enough to win our game yesterday. Northern Ireland definitely impressed me with a ‘take care of business’ performance, winning 2-0, scoring both goals in the first half. I like that the team took care of business early. Honestly, if they take care of business period, I have no complaints.

Let’s move to today.

Today, Georgia visits Austria in more UEFA World Cup 2018 qualifying. Austria and Georgia are both on the bottom half of the group, but Austria is looking to salvage a chance, albeit slim, of making it to next year’s World Cup. Austria sits seven points off group leader Serbia, and five off second-place Ireland with three games left to play. Realistically, Austria would probably need to win at least two of its final three for a shot at second place. Georgia finds itself one spot behind Austria but it is four points behind. Georgia doesn’t have a win in the group but it has been competitive in over half its games with four ties in seven played. These two have only met once in history, that being a 2-1 win by Austria last September in Georgia for the first game of qualifying.

Here’s how we’ll bet it.

  • Pick 1: Austria -290 (Bet $39 to win $13.26)
  • Pick 2: Draw +375 (Bet $11 to win $41.25)

I liked the way Austria performed a couple of days ago against Wales. To be honest, before Wales’ substitute scored the goal, Austria should have scored two or three times. And it wasn’t a sloppy goal. It was an amazing shot. Wales needs to get points from this game for any shot at getting to the World Cup next year. I’m hoping they care and will perform today at home.

Fingers crossed.