Argentina vs Australia Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 03/12/22

*All odds are correct at the time of writing but are also subject to change, so double-check them.

To the surprise of many, Australia will play in the Round of 16 at 2022 World Cup. Their opponent will be Argentina in a duel that's scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd. Here's our preview of the game, along with some free betting tips.

Argentina vs Australia World Cup 2022 Prediction

Despite that shock defeat to Saudi Arabia, Argentina claimed the top spot in their group and have been rewarded with what looks like an easy tie against Australia. The Aussies defied all the odds to progress from their group, beating Denmark 1-0 in their final match to secure their place in the last 16.

 

Over 2.5 Goals

We're expecting goals in this game mostly, if not all, in favour of Argentina. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in four of Argentina's last six outings in all competitions while Australia let in 4-goals against France in their opening group game and their defence is likely to take another hammering at the hands of Messi and co in the last 16.

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Lionel Messi to Score

Messi has been in fantastic form for Argentina this year and already has 2-goals to his name in Qatar. The 35-year-old legend could and should have scored in all three group games but saw his penalty saved against Poland. In his last 10 appearances for the national team, Messi has scored 13-goals, so you can see just why we're backing the PSG forward to score against Australia.

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Everything you need to know about the match Argentina vs Australia

If you are interested in checking some of the top odds and useful stats for Argentina vs Australia, you can do it right here:

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France

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Argentina

3 (2)

3 (4)

W

13/12/22

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Croatia

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Argentina

0

3

W

09/12/22

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Netherlands

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Argentina

2 (3)

2 (4)

W

03/12/22

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Australia

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Argentina

1

2

W

30/11/22

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Poland

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Argentina

0

2

W

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Argentina

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Australia

2

1

L

30/11/22

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Denmark

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Australia

0

1

W

26/11/22

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Tunisia

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Australia

0

1

W

22/11/22

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France

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Australia

4

1

L

25/09/22

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New Zealand

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Australia

0

2

W

While Argentina did what was expected of them and topped their group, Australia surprised everyone by finishing second in their group ahead of Denmark. Now the two teams will meet in the Round of 16, so let's check the average odds for Argentina vs Australia:

  • Argentina odds: 1/4 (1.25)
  • Draw odds: 28/5 (6.60)
  • Australia odds: 14/1 (15.00)

As we can see from these odds, Argentina is the absolute favourite to win the match with a win probability of 80%. Clearly, that leaves only a minor chance for Australia, who is given a 6.7% win probability. Finally, the probability of a draw in this match is 15.2%.

In terms of goals in this game, the bookies don't seem sure what to expect since the average odds on under 2.5 total goals are 1/1 (2.00), which is a 50% probability. Also, the average odds on over 2.5 total goals are 13/14 (1.93), which implies a 51.3% probability.

And if you want to bet on some higher odds, you should check the correct score betting market. According to the average odds, the most likely correct scores for this game are 1-0, 2-0, and 3-0 to Argentina.

Argentina massive favourites to progress

Argentina

Argentina picked themselves up after that humiliating defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia, beating Mexico and Poland 2-0 to secure the top spot. It's tough to see how this Australia side, which has done so well to get this far, can defeat Argentina if they play as they did in their last two group games. Messi, Alvarez, Fernandez and Mac Allister all looked really sharp against Poland and probably should have won the game by a greater margin.

Meanwhile, Angel Di Maria is listed as questionable ahead of this match with a thigh issue, but he is also more likely to play than miss the match.

Argentina Predicted Lineup:

E. Martinez – Molina, Otamendi, Romero, Tagliafico – Mac Allister, Fernandez, De Paul – Alvarez, Messi, Di Maria

Australia

After Australia slipped to a 4-1 defeat to France on matchday 1, nobody gave them a hope of qualifying for the last 16 but that is just what they did. 1-0 wins against Tunisia and, more impressively, Denmark followed but now the Aussies face another tough test against Argentina. Will Australia have learned any lessons from that defeat to the French? Can they stop Messi and co from scoring? It looks unlikely but if Saudi Arabia can beat them, why not Australia?

When it comes to team news, Australia is free of any injury concerns or suspensions ahead of the game, so they will be able to field their best team.

Australia Predicted Lineup:

Ryan – Karacic, Souttar, Rowles, Behich – Mooy – Leckie, Irvine, McGree, Goodwin – Duke

Argentina vs Australia: Q&A

Argentina vs Australia

  • Where can I watch the match live? – ITV.
  • Where is the game going to be played? – Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan.
  • What is the starting time of the fixture? – 19:00 UK, 20:00 CET.