The group stage fixtures have come to an end and now the FIFA World Cup 2022 is all set to kick start the knout stage with Argentina vs Australia. Argentina is Group C’s top team and Australia finished their group stage in the second spot from Group D.
Argentina faced defeat in the first game but managed to win the other two fixtures. Australia had a similar show where they lost to France in the first game but won the other two games against Tunisia and Denmark.
Argentina is coming to play against Australia after scoring a much-needed win against Poland. Their defeat against Saudi Arabia was a scary event for the squad but luckily the team bounced back and won the fixture against Mexico and Poland.
In both fixtures, Argentina has not conceded any goal and it seems like they have worked on their defence.
Australia has been the underdog from Group D. Their defensive approach has worked in favour of the team. They have qualified for the knockout stage for the first time in 16 years and if they get eliminated, this will be a sweet memory for the whole team.
Argentina Team News
Everyone expected Lionel Messi to score goals in the tournament but it turns out the whole Argentinian team has stepped up and they have really improved the all-over game.
After facing defeat by Saudi Arabia, Argentina’s defence improved its game and in the last game against Poland, they didn't allow the opposition to score at all.
Argentina is now getting more dependent on keeping possession and scoring goals aggressively. The game against Australia will be an easy fixture for Messi and his men.
Australia Team News
The Australian team management will be happy to see their team getting qualified for the knockout stage first time in 16 years. The squad has played some impressive football where they have kept a defensive approach.
In the game against Denmark Australia just had 31% possession but they didn't allow the opposition to dominate the game. They converted one opportunity into a goal and registered their name for the next round.
Argentina vs Australia Prediction
Argentina vs Australia will be a comfortable win for Argentina as the latter is in their best game. Argentina is expected to win the fixture by 1-0, keeping in mind that Australia has a very strong defence.
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