Argentina vs. Australia will face off in the 2nd Round of 16 games of the 2022 World Cup. After placing second in Brazil in 2014, the Albicelestes were ousted from the group phase of FIFA 2018 in Russia. Australia has advanced past the group for the first time since 2006 at this tournament. This is their first opportunity to go to the quarterfinals.
Argentina won two games and lost one to finish first in Group C. They failed to Saudi Arabia in their initial encounter and defeated Mexico and Poland by scores of 2-0. In Group D, Australia came in second place. The group’s underdogs won their next two games against Tunisia and Denmark after being defeated 1-4 by France.
Argentina vs. Australia Overview
Australia also lost their opening game, just like Argentina did. But, the fact that the reigning world cup winner defeated them, France, did not come as a surprise to the majority of people. Australia easily won their next two games, earning enough points to tie France for second place with six.
Australia faces significant obstacles when playing a team that just finished an aggressive offensive on Poland. In this game, the Australian defense will be crucial. The Socceroos shocked everyone by placing second in Group D as underdogs. They are anticipating surprising everyone once more by defeating Messi and the guys.
Argentina was one of the best contenders to win the trophy in the competition. The opening game was a shocker for thousands of fans around the world when their team fell to Saudi Arabia 1-2. Although there was a widespread concern, the South American squad won their next two games with guts, tenacity, and supremacy. They won over Mexico and Poland with two goals, each without giving up a plan.
The team has experienced problems due to its over-reliance on Lionel Messi. However, they demonstrated they could win even without the GOAT in their final group-stage match against Poland. The only problem will be exhaustion because they won’t have had much more than two days of recovery before returning to the field, according to coach Lionel Scaloni.
Argentina vs. Australia Match 2022
|Venue||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
Argentina vs Australia Head-to-Head
Seven matches between Argentina and Australia have already been played, including two world cups. Argentina recorded five victories, one defeat, and one tie.
Argentina vs Australia Prediction
Argentina will win 2-0 and score at least twice. Lionel Messi will probably score one goal.
Players to Watch
Lionel Messi will be an essential player, but not as a goal scorer. While Australian defenders concentrate on him, he will set goals for players like Julian Alvarez and Angel Di Mara. As the club will depend on attacking midfielder Riley McGree, Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan will be crucial in this situation.