Poland will battle Austria in the second match of the Group D Stage of 2024 Euros on Friday in Germany. We're here to share our Euros 2024 odds series, make a Poland-Austria prediction, and pick while showing you how to watch.

Poland is coming off a 2-1 loss to the Netherlands in their Euro Cup opener. Initially, things started off well for the Polish as Adam Buska scored a goal to put them up in the 16th minute. But they allowed Cody Gakpo to get the equalizer in the 29th minute. Later, in the 83rd minute, the Netherlands struck the fatal shot as Wout Weghorst scored on a pass from Bartosz Salamon to make it 2-1. Poland only had nine total shots, with seven on target, while allowing a whopping 20 shots and five on target.

Austria is coming off a 1-0 loss to France in the opener of the Euro Cup. Somehow, the only goal scored in this one was an own goal by Austria, as Maximilian Wober put the ball in his own net to give the French their only goal. Austria only had two shots on target out of seven total shots.

The countries have played one another 11 times. Poland won six matches significantly, Austria won three, and the teams finished in a draw twice. The countries played to a draw in the last battle on September 9, 2019. Before that, Poland won 1-0 on March 21, 2019.

Here are the 2024 Euros odds, courtesy of FanDuel. 

2024 Euros Odds: Poland-Austria Odds

Poland: +300

Austria: -105

Draw: +250

Over 2.5 goals: -104

Under 2.5 goals: -118

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Why Poland Will Win

Poland is a veteran of the Euro Cup, yet it did not win a single match in the 2020 Group Stage. However, this country also made it to the quarterfinals in 2016, which was their best performance ever in the Eurocup.

Manager Michal Probierz expects his team to be ready. Overall, he has some talent on his team who can make a difference. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny played in 10 qualifiers. Additionally, he did well for Juventus, making 81 saves while allowing 28 goals on 16 clean sheets, But he looks to do significantly better than he did at the World Cup when he had 21 saves, five goals allowed, and two clean sheets.

The defense does not have much going. Regardless, Jan Bednarek from Southampton will look to make a difference. He conceded 47 goals while generating 14 clean sheets in 45 matches this season. Jakub Kiwior of Arsenal will also be a help for the Polish.

Midfield is a bit of a question mark. But Jakub Piotrowski, Bartosz Slisz, Piotr Zielinski, and Damian Szymanski will all be in consideration for play. How they do may determine how many offensive chances Poland gets.

If Poland can get the ball across the pitch, they will want to get it to Krzysztof Piatek, who scored the lone goal against Austria in their win a few years ago. Furthermore, he had 17 goals and one assist over 34 matches for Istanbul Basaksehir this season. Karol Swiderski is another option. He had two goals over 15 matches for Veronica and two goals and one assist over 10 Eurocup qualifiers. Adam Buksa is the other forward who can strike, and he had one goal and four assists in the qualifiers.

Poland will win this matchup because of its experience. Likewise, its ability to get shots on target will pay off.

Why Austria Will Win

Austria has the longest odds of any country in its group of winning it all. Likewise, it doesn't have the players who can maximize its chances. The loss to France was a classic example of a country that appeared way out of its league. Somehow, they scored for France and barely posed a threat to the overwhelming favorites.

While they did keep the score low, they did not present any danger to France. Because of this, it is challenging to predict who will do anything. None of the players on this squad have the speed or elusiveness on the pitch. But the best bet for Austria is crisp pass. Ultimately, the Austrians converted 82 percent of its passes. Austria also had a 51 percent possession rate and a 52 percent tackle rate.

Austria will cover the spread if it can keep converting passes and gain possession. Then, they need to establish toughness and win the tackle battles.

Final Poland-Austria Prediction & Pick

Both teams will be looking to make a mark in this showdown in the Group Stage. Overall, their squads are relatively untested, but they also play a very similar style. The two countries will likely be battling to stay alive after grueling showdowns with France and the Netherlands. That means that every single point is more important than ever. Consequently, neither team is as talented as France or the Netherlands. This means they will struggle to even generate a goal. We could see a scenario where they play to a draw, and both finish with less than two goals.

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Final Poland-Austria Prediction & Pick: Draw (+250), Under 2.5 goals (-118)