Australia vs China World Cup Qualifying Prediction, Tips & Preview

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Australia vs China Prediction

Australia will be aiming to cement their position in the top two of Group B when they face China in another big World Cup qualifying showdown in the UAE on Tuesday.

Australia vs China Prediction, Tips & Preview

Australia vs China free World Cup qualifying tips, prediction and preview – the Socceroos defeated China 3-0 in the reverse fixture in September…

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Australia vs China Tips

Best Australia win to nil odds with TAB

  • Australia have won the last two meetings between the nations
  • Australia won both of those games to nil
  • China have lost to nil against both Australia and Japan this WCQ campaign
  • Australia have kept a clean sheet in nine of their last 12 matches
  • Australia have won 11 of their last 13 WCQ matches
  • Martin Boyle has scored five goals in his last 11 games for Australia
  • Awer Mabil and Mitch Duke have scored a goal in two of their last five games for Australia

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Australia vs China Match Details

🌏 Competition: World Cup Qualifying
🗓 Date: Tuesday November 16 (Wednesday November 17 AEDT)
 Time: 2.00am AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Sharjah Stadium


Australia vs China Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 3/9/21: Australia 3-0 China
  • 22/1/15: China 0-2 Australia
  • 28/7/13: Australia 3-4 China
  • 22/6/08: Australia 0-1 China
  • 26/3/08: China 0-0 Australia

Australia vs China Preview & Prediction

The Socceroos will be looking to snap a two-game winless run in World Cup qualifying when they come up against China at the natural venue of Sharjah Stadium in the UAE on Tuesday.

Australia were flying high at the top of Group B, but a loss to Japan and 0-0 stalemate with Saudi Arabia in their last two matches has all of a sudden made things very interesting.

Saudi Arabia lead the group on 13 points, three clear of the Aussies in second on 10, while Japan are in the third playoff position with nine. Oman are further back on seven, China are on four and Vietnam are anchored to the bottom with no points from five games.

Failure to win this clash would likely see Japan overtake Australia into the second direct qualifying spot, meaning the Socceroos would need to beat the Blue Samarai in order to reclaim it.

Creativity in attack has been the Socceroos’ downfall over the last decade and it showed again last Thursday night as they failed to find the back of the net against the Saudis at CommBank.

It was a disappointing night all round, with rising defender Harry Souttar ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering an ACL injury.

The good news for Australia is that China is a big downgrade in class and they will be confident having registered a comfortable 3-0 win against them in September.

However, the pressure is on now and after their dour attacking display last week, we don’t see many goals being scored here.

VERDICT

China have only defeated Vietnam in the group and have conceded 10 goals in five matches, so the Socceroos really should be doubling down from that 3-0 win a couple of months ago.

However, with a short turnaround and playing on a different continent in the space of five days, the Socceroos could take a while to get going.

Attack is an issue and these circumstances will only enhance those concerns. In saying that, there’s no way Australia should be losing this, so we’re going to back the Socceroos in a cagey, low-scoring affair (Best Australia win to nil odds $1.90 with TAB.)


Australia vs China Stats

  • Australia have won the last two meetings between the nations
  • Australia won both of those games to nil
  • China have lost to nil against both Australia and Japan this WCQ campaign
  • Australia have kept a clean sheet in nine of their last 12 matches
  • Australia have won 11 of their last 13 WCQ matches
  • Martin Boyle has scored five goals in his last 11 games for Australia
  • Awer Mabil and Mitch Duke have scored a goal in two of their last five games for Australia

Australia vs China Team News

Harry Souttar has been ruled out for the rest of the season for Australia after injury his knee in the draw with Saudi Arabia, with Milos Degenek or Bailey Wright expected to come into the defence.


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