At this stage of the World Cup anything can happen, and a shock loss like that against Saudi Arabia could knock Argentina out. See Last Word on Football’s predictions and the best odds for Argentina vs Australia as the knockout stage looks to take its first major scalp.
Argentina vs Australia- Predictions and Best Odds
Argentina Current Run of Form
The Argentinian side have looked impressive since their very first match in the World Cup. A loss to Saudi Arabia demonstrated a vulnerability to the counter, but results against Mexico and Poland were enough to put Argentina through to the last sixteen of the competition. It’s been a bit of a comeback story for the South Americans, but they’re getting to where they need to be.
Australia Current Run of Form
Australia started the group with a battering at the hands of France, who proved that they have what it takes to cause serious problems in the World Cup. However, narrow wins against Denmark and Tunisia meant that Australia came through the groups and are ready to contend. If the Socceroos manage to upset Lionel Scaloni’s side, it could be a show of intent for the competition.
Argentina vs Australia Prediction
Whilst everyone wants to believe in the fairytale ending for Australia, it just doesn’t seem likely. Argentina have enough attacking force to cause very serious problems for even the best sides in the world. Alongside that, they have with a defensive structure that looks stronger and stronger as the competition rolls on. Expect the underdogs to sit back and strike on the counter. These tactics likely won’t be enough. The mastery of Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentinian squad should take the Australians apart with relative ease.
Current Odds: Argentina vs Australia
Australia are the outsiders by a long way, with their 26/1 a long way from Argentina’s 1/6.
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