Scotland vs Austria live stream: How to watch World Cup qualifier online and on TV tonight
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Scotland will hope to get their World Cup qualification campaign off to a great start when they host Austria in Group F on Thursday.
The Scots qualified for this summer’s European Championships but have not won in their last three games.
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Austria, however, are unbeaten in six games, including home and away victories over Northern Ireland.
The two sides last met in an international friendly in 2007 where Gary O’Connor scored the winner for Scotland in a 1-0 result.
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Like their hosts, Austria have not featured at a World Cup since 1998 but being drawn in a well-matched group has provided them with the best opportunity since.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
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When is the match?
The game kicks off at 7:45pm on Thursday 25 March.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be televised live on Sky Sports from 7pm. Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
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What is the team news?
Former England U20 striker Che Adams is unlikely to start in his first appearance in the Scotland squad, while Steve Clarke has a number of decisions to make for the starting XI.
David Marshall may be starting after his spell of injury, but Ryan Jack’s withdrawal could see Scott McTominay play in his more usual role in midfield. Scott McKenna could have a shot in defence and Oliver McBurnie could replace Lyndon Dukes up front.
Marko Arnautovic will not feature for Austria, leaving Adrian Grbic and Sasa Kalajdzic hoping for a start. Florian Grillitsch is set to replace captain Julian Baumgartlinger in midfield while he is out with injury, with Christoph Baumgartner also in contention for a starting role.
Predicted line ups
Scotland: Marshall, O’Donnell, McKenna, Gallagher, Tierney, Robertson, McGinn, McTominay, McGregor, McBurnie, Christie.
Austria: Pervan, Lainer, Dragovic, Ilsanker, Ulmer, Grillitsch, Sabitzer, Schlager, Baumgartner, Alaba, Kalajdzic.
Scotland – 11/5
Draw – 12/5
Austria – 6/5
Both nations will be keen to get off to a winning start, with Scotland wanting to avoid a defeat at Hampden Park possibly taking priority. However, a low-scoring draw is likely to play out. Scotland 1-1 Austria.