Australians celebrate as the nation made it to the FIFA World Cup 2022's knockout stage for the first time since 2006. Likewise, Argentina is in the round of 16 after receiving a comfortable win over Poland. So, the game between Argentina and Australia is going to be pretty exciting, and fans are really looking forward to it.
Argentine captain Lionel Messi believes Australia will be a formidable opponent for their squad in the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup. Meanwhile, Australia is in the round of 16 for the first time since 2006, and the Australian team has a mission impossible ahead of them in beating Argentina.
Here's the match preview, prediction, and many interesting facts about the game between Argentina and Australia in the 2022 World Cup knockout stage.
Argentina vs. Australia World Cup Match Preview
- The Aussies are in the round of 16 of the World Cup for the first time since 2006.
- For the 11th time in the last 12 World Cup finals, the Argentine team has progressed to the knockout rounds of the competition.
- Argentina started the tournament with a shocking loss but regrouped later.
- Argentina bounced back from shock, beginning a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia by beating Mexico 2-0.
Argentina's Possible Lineup Against Australia In Round of 16
E. Martinez, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna, De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister, Messi, Alvarez, and Di Maria
Australia's Possible Lineup Against Argentina In Round of 16
Ryan, Degenek, Souttar, Rowles, Behich, Mooy, Irvine, McGree, Leckie, Goodwin, and Duke
World Cup 2022 Round of 16: How To Watch Argentina vs. Australia?
Argentina will go head-to-head with Australia at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on December 3 (Saturday). The game will kick off at 22:00 local time in Qatar. You can watch the game via many platforms, and below mentioned television channels and online services will also broadcast the game.
SiriusXM FC, FOX Sports App, Futbol de Primera Radio, FuboTV, and UFORIA App.
Argentina vs. Australia Win Probability: Prediction & Scorecard
Following the surprising defeat to Saudi Arabia at the beginning of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Argentina caught its speed and defeated Mexico and Poland with the same result, 2-0. Captain Messi missed a penalty, but that wasn't an issue for Argentina, who looked much more robust in the back line.
Argentina has won each of its last four international meetings against Australia. But the Socceroos secured a shock 2-0 victory at the Tokyo Olympics in July of the previous year. So, Australia also has a massive chance of winning the game.
Our Prediction: Argentina 2-1 Australia
Likewise, 82% of football fans are on the Argentine side, while 5% are on the Socceroos' side. And 13% have predicted the game to end draw.
Argentina vs. Australia Betting Odds
Argentina completed fourth in the CONMEBOL qualification phase for the 1994 World Cup, pushing them into an inter-continental playoff against the Socceroos. Here are the regular time Moneyline odds:
Early pick: Argentina -550