Published 08 March 2021 3 min read
England Women's Senior Team

Opta Stats: England v Austria

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Harvey Downes

Ahead of Saturday's World Cup qualifier in Sunderland, take a look at the key facts and stats from Opta
The Lionesses head to the north-east in November for their penultimate game of 2021, when they host Austria at Sunderland's Stadium of Light in their next FIFA Women's 2023 World Cup qualifier. Get the latest facts and stats ahead of the game, courtesy of Opta...
● England have won all six of their matches against Austria by an aggregate scoreline of 21-1. Only against Northern Ireland (ten wins out of ten) do the Three Lions have a better 100%-win ratio against an opposing nation.
● Austria have failed to score in each of their last five matches against England – only Scotland between 1989 – 2001 (a run of nine) and Northern Ireland currently (a run of six) have failed to score in more consecutive matches against the Lionesses.
● England have scored 21 goals across their six meetings with Austria, netting 3+ goals in each game. Among the sides the Lionesses have faced at least five times, they only average more goals per game against Northern Ireland (5.4) than they do against the Austrians (3.5).
● England are one of just five sides to post a 100 per cent record in this World Cup qualifying campaign without conceding a single goal (alongside Italy, Russia, Spain and Sweden), netting more goals (32) than any other team.
Since losing 3-2 against Italy in a friendly in June, Austria have remained unbeaten in their last four matches during this qualifying campaign, beating Latvia (8-1), North Macedonia (6-0) and Luxembourg (5-0), while they drew last time out against Northern Ireland (2-2).
● England have won each of their last four games by an aggregate scoreline of 32-0. The Lionesses last won five consecutive matches without conceding between April – September 2016 under Mark Sampson.
● England have had more goals scored (ten – double that of any other side) and assists provided (six) by substitutes than any other side in this European World Cup qualifying campaign, with Bethany England accounting for five of those goals from the bench (four goals, one assist).
● Excluding own goals, Austria’s 20 goals in this World Cup qualifying campaign have been scored by nine different players (Nicole Billa leading the way with seven). Only France (12), Spain (eleven), England and Germany (ten each) have had more different scorers than the Austrians.