Austria and Scotland were among the surprise qualifiers for the European Championship in mid-year and both look to have benefitted from the experience as they clash tonight in Vienna in the World Cup qualifying campaign. More details at www.soccer6.co.za
SOCCER 10 POOL OF THE DAY
Tuesday 7 September
M1 AFC Wimbledon vs Portsmouth: Portsmouth won 3-1 at Wimbledon in their last clash in May. Pompey have won four of seven previous trip to Wimbledon.
M2 Austria vs Scotland: In 12 past meetings between the two counties there have been four wins apiece and four draws. Scotland have won twice on seven previous trips to Austria.
M3 Croatia vs Slovenia: Slovenia upset Croatia in March at the start of the World Cup Group H qualifiers. It was their first victory in 10 matches over their neighbours.
M4 Denmark vs Israel: Denmark have a 100% record against Israel with five wins and a goal aggregate of 15-1 in lobsided past meetings.
M5 Faroe Islands vs Moldova: The Faroe Islands have won one of their past 10 matches while Moldovca have had a single success in their past 23 internationals.
M6 Montenegro vs Latvia: Montenegro are back home in World Cup qualification after a surprise draw in Turkey and a 0-4 loss to the Netherlands. Latvia have lost three of their last four matches.
M7 Netherlands vs Turkey: Turkey beat the Dutch 4-2 at home in March at the start of the World Cup qualifiers and sit one point above then in Europe’s Group G, making this a crunch game.
M8 Republic of Ireland vs Serbia: Ireland are in turmoil after one win in their past 16 internationals. Serbia have won their previous two away internationals in Dublin.
M9 Burkina Faso vs Algeria: Burkina Faso cede home advantage because their stadiums have been condemned as unusable for international matches so this key Group A clash against the African champions takes place in Marrakesh, Morocco.
M10 Corinthians vs Juventude: Corinthians have won three matches in a row in the Brazilian league while Juventude have seen their last three games all end in 1-1 draws.
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