Austrija - Albanija
Match of the third round of qualification group B for World Cup in China 2019 at Multiversum in Schwechat in which the hosts are looking for a decisive win which would put them through to next phase.
Start of the match: 12.08.2017.-16:00 CET
After the victory over Albania on their floor and the defeat at home against the Netherlands today´s hosts Austria have a chance to secure the second position with a win and placement into the final round of qualifiers. They practice slower matches with low amount of possessions(50 to 55 per match) and they are at least a class if not more above Albania with a new addition of NBA center Poltl who had a solid season with the Toronto Raptors. Frontcourt and height are their advantages whose team will also have to pay attention on guests´s only import Moser who play at the ppoint guard position and we believe they can replicate the performance from away floor in Albania when they held the guesta at 21 points at the break.
Vjerojatna startna petorka: Schreiner, Lanegger, Klepeisz, Mahalbasic, Poltl
Albania has so far suffered two high and expected defeats against the Netherlands(77:91) and Austria(51:79) and in this match they don´t have too many chances and this match we expect to see a first half similar to the second half in the past match for Albania against Netherlands when Albanians only scored 21 points and also the hosts haven´t played for a week so that would have to take aswell. ALbania also won´t be making almost all of their shots as they did against the Dutch in the first half while another factor will also be the fact that match was played only 3 days ago so Albania had not a lot of time to rest and we are convinced we will see a first half with low amount of points.
Vjerojatna startna petorka: Moser, Dusha, Hysenagolli, Shima, Bushati
Austrija - Albanija TIP
Hosts are looking for two key points for the placement into the next round against the outsiders and the weakest team of the group Albania who also had to travel from Netherlands after a defeat while Austria hasn´t played for a week and they also play slower matches with a very high frontcourt. We tip first half under.
TIP: 1st half under 73.5 points
Quota: 1.85 at Marathonbet