A Le Coq Stadium hosts Estonia and Austria this Thursday in matchday nine of the UEFA Euros Qualifiers. Austria already have a healthy haul of points this campaign whereas Estonia has just a point to their name.
Estonia currently sit rock bottom of Group F after six games. In those six games, Estonia have one draw and five losses which leaves them on one point, three points behind Azerbaijan and 15 points behind Austria.
In their last five games in all competitions, Estonia have one draw and four losses. When hosting top of the group Belgium, Estonia fell to a 2 - 0 deficit at halftime due to a brace from Romelu Lukaku. Johan Bakayoko then added another in the last minute of normal time to secure the 3 - 0 win for Belgium. This was then followed by a visit from Sweden where this time at halftime, Estonia were 3 - 0 down thanks to goals from Viktor Gyokeres, Dejan Kulusevski and Alexander Isak. Robin Quaisaon and Viktor Claesson then added to the goals in the second half as Sweden beat Estonia 5 - 0.
Estonia were faced with back-to-back 5 - 0 losses when they travelled to Belgium. Jan Vertonghen opened the scoring in the fourth minute and Leandro Trossard doubled the lead in the first half. Lukaku picked up another brace against Estonia and was joined on the scoresheet by Charles De Ketelaere in the 5 - 0 win for Belgium. Toral Bayramov and a penalty from Ramil Sheydayev gave Azerbaijan the 2 - 0 win where Estonia lost despite having more shots on target than Azerbaijan.
The last time out for Estonia was a friendly against Thailand. Henri Anier thought he had won the game for Estonia with his goal in the 71st minute, but Jakkapan Praisuwan scored five minutes later as the game finished 1 - 1.
Austria, on the other hand, sit second in Group F. In seven games, Austria have five wins, one draw and one loss, leaving them on 16 points, one point behind Belgium but nine points ahead of third place Sweden.
In their last five games in all competitions, Austria have three wins, one draw and one loss. Christoph Baumgartner scored twice, in the 81st minute and the 89th minute, to give Austria the 2 - 0 win over Sweden in a game that saw Austria register 21 shots with 13 on target. In a friendly against Moldova, Vitalie Damascan opened the scoring for Moldova in the third minute. Michael Gregoritsch levelled the game just after halftime as the game ended 1 - 1.
Gregoritsch scored again, this time against Sweden. Just three minutes later Marko Arnautovic doubled the lead, and his second goal, a penalty, clutched the 3 - 0 lead going into the later stages. Emil Holm scored late on for Sweden, but it was too late as Austria won 3 - 1. In the top of the group clash, Austria took on Belgium. Dodi Lukebakio’s brace and a goal from Lukaku gave Belgium the 3 - 0 lead going into the last 30 minutes. Konrad Laimer got Austria on the scoresheet and after the red card to Amadou Onana, Marcel Sabitzer converted his penalty, but Belgium still won 3 - 2.
The most recent outing for Austria was a 1 - 0 win against Azerbaijan thanks to a penalty from Sabitzer.
Estonia and Austria have met just three times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1997. Austria have won all three games, with Estonia netting their first goal against Austria back in March.