Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the World Cup match between Argentina and Australia. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
Tension is heightening as we are in the knockout stages of the World Cup, with Argentina and Australia going toe-to-toe at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. The upcoming round of 16 match will kick off this coming Saturday.
Having come this far in the World Cup, Argentina and Australia won’t budge without putting up a serious fight. We could be in for a long night at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. Argentina take on Australia as number 3 in the FIFA world ranking, whereas the visitors sit as number 38 in the world.
Team form: Argentina vs Australia
Argentina look back on their last three matches with six points to show for their efforts. Against Saudi Arabia, they were left empty-handed in a 1-2 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Mexico in a 2-0 win. They followed that up with a 0-2 win against Poland in their most recent outing. The South American champions have been pretty scary, winning eight of their last 10 games across all tournaments, while also managing to draw one of the games in the process. They suffered defeat one time.
Australia won twice in their last three World Cup matches but began by losing 4-1 against France before beating Tunisia 0-1. Another win followed, this time by 1-0 against Denmark. The Socceroos were able to win seven of their previous 10 games across all tournaments while drawing zero of the games. They suffered three defeats as well.
Betting facts for Argentina and Australia
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on the data from the last couple of matches that Argentina and Australia played across all competitions.
- Argentina have not lost 38 of the last 39 matches
- Argentina have won 9 of the last 11 matches without conceding a goal
- Argentina have scored in 35 of the last 37 matches
- In 16 of the last 18 Argentina matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Argentina have won 10 of the last 12 matches
- Australia have won 4 of the last 5 matches without conceding a goal
- Australia have won 7 of the last 8 matches
- Australia have won 6 of the last 8 matches while scoring less than 2.5 goals
- Australia have scored in the last 8 matches in a row
- In 8 of the last 10 Australia matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
Players on top: Argentina vs Australia
Look no further than Lionel Messi, when searching for a marksman currently in good shape. He hit the target seven times lately for Argentina in the World Cup, while Craig Goodwin has managed two goals in the last half dozen matches for Australia in this tournament. No doubt, both players are looking to add to their tallies once again.
Popular betting markets: Argentina vs Australia
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, Argentina won eight times, drew one and lost one time. Australia claimed seven wins, drew zero times and lost three in their last 10 games across all tournaments. The Socceroos were on the scoreboard at least once in their previous 8 matches.
Both teams to score
Argentina scored the first goal of the game an impressive ten times out of the last ten games. Australia scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Argentina won an impressive eight of these matches without conceding a single goal. Will they manage to add another clean sheet with three points? Depending on your betting strategy, a home win to nil certainly looks worth considering for an accumulator.
Argentina saw over 2.5 goals in seven of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Australia’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.5 goals in these matches. The Socceroos scored at least once in their previous 8 matches on the bounce.
Recommended tip: Argentina vs Australia
In conclusion, we have a free betting prediction for this game between Argentina and Australia. The betting tip was formed based on the abovementioned statements.