With Group 10 leaders Holland defeating Austria 4-1 on Friday night, the Scots go into this evening's game knowing their only hope of qualification for the European Under-21 Championship play-off round is to finish as one of the four best runners-up in the qualifying campaign.
With Stark's kids currently joint eighth in the pecking order of the 10 group runners-up, only a decisive win tonight will be good enough to achieve this.
Former Celtic star Stark believes that with a little bit of patience, his side are more than cap-able of securing the necessary result.
"We know the Austrians are a good side and that we will enjoy significantly less of the ball than we got against Luxembourg last Thursday night at St Mirren Park," he said.
"So keeping our shape and our discipline will be important, and we will probably have to hit on the counter more so tonight.
"That is something I am both comfortable with and believe will play to our strengths. The great thing for us is that the win over Luxembourg means we have done every- thing we could have to give ourselves a chance."
Stark added: "These young lads will learn from having had to play the Luxembourg game and then come over here to Austria to play a totally different type of match. It will be a big plus in their development."
The Scots' only injury doubt for the game centres on Rangers stopper Ross Perry, who was substituted with five minutes to go against Luxembourg with a tight groin.
Stark has confirmed this was a precautionary measure however, and Perry will assume his normal position at the heart of the national defence.
Up top, Stark will face a striking selection dilemma with Dundee United's Johnny Russell claiming the man of the match award against Luxembourg, and Leigh Griffiths scoring from a starting berth.
With Celtic kid Tony Watt coming off the bench to claim and convert a penalty, too, Scottish firepower should not be an issue tonight.
Stark has declared his delight at his starlets' efforts against Luxembourg, and is proud of his side's overall effort in taking their qualification campaign to the last day.
The Scotland Under-21 coach said: "There is no doubt about it that the favourites tag sat heavy on our shoulders against Luxembourg.
"I think nerves were also a factor in the first half, but the great thing for us was that the lads stuck with it and we made the breakthrough.
"For me that showed a lot of mental strength. That is a quality we will need to display again.
"To have gone into our final group game without suffering a loss in the seven previous fixtures is something the boys can rightly be proud of.
"It is up to us to make sure that we take care of the job in hand tonight and end on a high."