Serbia Under-21 vs Austria Under-21 Match Info
Date: Monday June 17 2019
Kick-off time: 5.30pm BST
Venue: Stadio Nereo Rocco
Serbia Under-21 vs Austria Under-21 Head-To-Head Record
4 previous competitive matches
October 12 2018: Serbia 0-0 Austria
November 10 2017: Austria 1-3 Serbia
November 12 1991: Austria 1-2 Serbia
October 30 1990: Serbia 1-0 Austria
Serbia Under-21 vs Austria Under-21 Stats
- In the 1990 and 1991 meetings listed above, Serbia were still competing as Yugoslavia
- This is Austria’s first appearance in the UEFA Under-21 Championship finals
- Austria finished second to Serbia in their qualifying group and then beat Greece in a play-off
Serbia Under-21 vs Austria Under-21 Match Preview
Serbia are being hailed as lively outsiders for the 2019 UEFA Under-21 Championship and there is one very obvious reason – the presence in their squad of new Real Madrid signing Luka Jovic.
Real have forked out £56million for the 21-year-old striker after a breakthrough second season on loan from Benfica with Eintracht Frankfurt, who made sure they enacted their own option to buy Jovic for a much smaller fee before the Spanish giants came calling.
Jovic is much the best-known name in the Serbia squad and his seven goals in qualifying helped his country finish top of their group, four points ahead of Austria, to claim an automatic place at this tournament.
While Serbia are regulars at the under-21 finals, with their best performance this century being runners-up in 2004, Austria have made it through for the first time after getting the better of Greece with a pair of 1-0 wins in their play-off.
However, it is likely to be a baptism of fire for them because apart from a few Germany-based players, their squad is mostly drawn from domestic clubs and none of the 23 are anywhere near the development that has led to Jovic’s big-money move this summer.
The likelihood is that Serbia and Denmark will be vying to qualify from this group along with title-holders Germany and we are backing Jovic and his team-mates to repeat the superiority they held over Austria during the group stage with a narrow victory here.
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Serbia Under-21 vs Austria Under-21 Betting Tips
Serbia Under-21 to win @ 17/20 with bet365
Both teams to score? NO @ 17/20 with Unibet