Australia vs Saudi Arabia Prediction, Tips & Preview

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Australia vs Saudi Arabia Prediction

Australia play their first match on home soil since 2019 when they come up against Saudi Arabia in a crucial World Cup qualifying match on Thursday night at CommBank Stadium.

Australia vs Saudi Arabia Prediction, Tips & Preview

Australia vs Saudi Arabia free World Cup qualifying tips, prediction and preview – the Socceroos are unbeaten vs Saudi Arabia since 1997, winning four of the last five meetings…

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Australia vs Saudi Arabia Tips

Best Australia win to nil odds with bet365

  • Australia are unbeaten vs Saudi Arabia in the last five meetings between the teams
  • Australia have won four of those matches
  • Australia have won their last two home World Cup qualifying matches over Saudi Arabia
  • Australia have won 11 of their last 12 World Cup qualifying matches
  • Australia have scored 36 goals and kept eight clean sheets in that run
  • Saudi Arabia are on a nine-match winning streak
  • Saudi Arabia have won seven of those games to nil
  • Both teams have identical 8-3 goal difference over their first four Group B games
  • Awer Mabil and Mitch Duke have scored a goal in two of their last four games for Australia
  • Martin Boyle has scored five goals in his last 10 games for Australia

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Australia vs Saudi Arabia Match Details

🌏 Competition: World Cup Qualifying
🗓 Date: Thursday November 11
 Time: 8.10pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: CommBank Stadium


Australia vs Saudi Arabia Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 8/6/17: Australia 3-2 Saudi Arabia
  • 7/10/16: Saudi Arabia 2-2 Australia
  • 9/9/14: Saudi Arabia 2-3 Australia
  • 29/2/12: Australia 4-2 Saudi Arabia
  • 7/9/11: Saudi Arabia 1-3 Australia

Australia vs Saudi Arabia Preview & Prediction

It’s first up against second in Group B as Australia and Saudi Arabia battle for supremacy in a big World Cup qualifying showdown at CommBank Stadium on Thursday night.

The Socceroos will be buoyed to play in front of a home crowd for the first time since October 2019 after competing across the Middle East for the last two years during the pandemic.

Australia will need all of the home crowd support to emerge triumphant against a Saudi Arabian side who have a perfect four wins from four games to sit at top of the group.

Both teams have identical 8-3 goal difference, but Australia saw their world record 11-game winning streak in World Cup qualifiers snapped at the hands of old nemesis Japan last month.

The Socceroos had their chances to get at least a point in Saitama after Ajdin Hrustic equalised in the second half with a stunning free kick, but an own goal by defender Aziz Behich condemned the Aussies to a tough 2-1 defeat.

Some key figures will be missing for the Socceroos on Thursday night, with Aaron Mooy, Adam Taggart and Tom Rogic all out.

Attacking players Jamie Maclaren, Andrew Nabbout and Mathew Leckie all return to the squad as their replacements.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia will view this game as their best chance to beat Australia this century, with the team coming into this clash on the back of a nine-match winning streak in all competitions.

Saudi Arabia have won seven of those games to nil, including a 1-0 triumph at home to Japan last month that has blown Group B wide open.

The winner will be confident of finishing top of Group B and securing a ticket to Qatar, while the loser will have a nervous battle with Japan to lock down the second automatic qualifying spot.

VERDICT

The last five meetings between the teams have seen both teams score, with at least four goals – however, we’re going against that pattern for this game.

Both teams are strong defensively, while rain forecast for Thursday night in Sydney should result in a more defensive-orientated affair.

You also can’t really take past performances in World Cup qualifying into account in these sorts of games against the heavyweight sides.

Home ground advantage is massive for the Socceroos and we’re going to back them home to bounce back from their loss to Japan by edging this out in a low-scoring contest (Best Australia win to nil odds $2.40 with bet365.)


Australia vs Saudi Arabia Stats

  • Australia are unbeaten vs Saudi Arabia in the last five meetings between the teams
  • Australia have won four of those matches
  • Australia have won their last two home World Cup qualifying matches over Saudi Arabia
  • Australia have won 11 of their last 12 World Cup qualifying matches
  • Australia have scored 36 goals and kept eight clean sheets in that run
  • Saudi Arabia are on a nine-match winning streak
  • Saudi Arabia have won seven of those games to nil
  • Both teams have identical 8-3 goal difference over their first four Group B games
  • Awer Mabil and Mitch Duke have scored a goal in two of their last four games for Australia
  • Martin Boyle has scored five goals in his last 10 games for Australia

Australia vs Saudi Arabia Team News

Giannis Stensness has been called into the Socceroos squad after representing New Zealand U23s over the last couple of years, while Jamie Maclaren, Andrew Nabbout and Mathew Leckie all return in place of Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic and Adam Taggart.


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