Argentina take on Australia in the Round of 16 at the World Cup 2022 as the Albiceleste continue to gain strength in this tournament. Both teams have recorded two consecutive victories after a defeat in the opening match. Who will make it three? Read here our Argentina vs Australia predictions, expert tips, line-ups, how to watch the match, betting offers and best odds ahead of this clash.
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How to watch Argentina vs Australia?Argentina vs Australia will kick off at 4pm GMT on Monday 28 November. It will be played at Stadium 974.
The game will be broadcast on ITV 1 and STV. The ITV Hub and STV Player (both free with a subscription) will offer live streams.
The streaming platform is available on a range of devices, from desktop and laptop computers to smartphones and tablets via the app.Saturday, December 3, 2022
- 7:00 pm: Argentina vs Australia
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Argentina remarkably bounced back following their opening game 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia. They beat Mexico 2-0, courtesy of Leo Messi and Enzo Fernandez's goals, and then finished the job by defeating Poland 2-0 in the final group stage match. After that shocking start, the Albiceleste looked like the team picked by many pundits (including us) to seriously challenge for the World Cup trophy.
Australia began their campaign in similar fashion losing 4-1 to reigning champions France after going a goal ahead. Then, the Socceroos have upset all the odds to qualify from a tricky Group D, recording back to back 1-0 wins over Tunisia and Denmark. Mathew Leckie's second half strike was enough to see off an underwhelming Denmark side in Al-Wakrah, with Tunisia's victory over France having no impact on the Socceroos' progress to the knockouts. They are the only team to have secured qualification to the knockout stage with a negative goal differential.
This clash will be the first encounter between Argentina and Australia in 15 years, with their 2007 match ending in a 1-0 victory for Argentina courtesy of a goal scored by centre back Martin Demichelis.
According to all the top UK bookmakers, the South Americans are strongly favorites here. BetUK have 1/2 for Argentina to win while the draw is offered at 32/5 with VBet. A major upset from Australia is backable at 16/1 at Boylesports.
Probable Line-UpsArgentina (4-3-3): E. Martinez; Molina, Otamendi, Li. Martinez, Tagliafico; Mac Allister, Fernandez, De Paul; Alvarez, Messi, Di Maria
Lisandro Martinez could return for Argentina while Nicolas Tagliafico will also aim to start ahead of Marcos Acuna at left-back. Premier League duo Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez will retain their berth, having successfully replaced Leandro Paredes and Lautaro Martinez last time out. The Man City striker will partner Leo Messi and Angel Di Maria upfront. Enzo Fernandez will also feature from the off as well as Rodrigo De Paul.
Australia (4-2-3-1): Ryan; Karacic, Souttar, Rowles, Behich; Mooy; Leckie, Irvine, McGree, Goodwin; Duke
Nathaniel Atkinson missed the last two games with an ankle injury but will hope to come in ahead of Milos Degenek who started on Wednesday. Mitchell Duke will lead the line after impressing during the tournament so far. Craig Goodwin endured a tough 45 minutes versus the Danes and was brilliantly replaced by Keanu Baccus at half time. The duo are in contention to start into the Aussies' engine room next to Aaron Mooy. At the back, Harry Souttar has been one of the best defender so far and will lead the four man backline..
Our Argentina vs Australia Predictions
Argentina appears to finally be finding its form, having recorded two consecutive wins and kept back-to-back clean sheets.
Australia should not be underestimated. After being hammered by France, they have also kept consecutive clean sheets for the first the first time at a World Cup, and they clearly are on a high after beating Denmark to qualify for the last-16.
The Socceroos have struggled to stop Kylian Mbappè in their opening match and might suffer the same fate against Argentina give the quality of their strikers. Anyway, we do not expect plenty of goals as the match against Les Blues.
As a result we back Argentina to win and Under 2.5 goals. As to the correct score, we pick 2-0 Argentina, so Australia +3 Handicap is appealing too.
Leo Messi could be the player who breaks the deadlock while the handicap bet "Argentina -4 Corners" is recommended.
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