Australia vs Jordan
Asian Cup 2019
Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Hazza bin Zayed Stadium (Al Ain).
Socceroos eye a perfect start when they lock horns against Jordan in the first group game of the 2019 Asian Cup.
The Australia football team is high on confidence when they take the green turf at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, which is contrary to how they went to last year’s FIFA World Cup. The team crashed out of the group stage in Russia without a win in Bert van Marwijk short stint at the club.
A lot has changed since Graham Arnold took over the reins this summer. Now they have a young squad, but this doesn’t prevent the side from delivering positive results on the football pitch.
Australia’s preparations for Asian Cup 2019 saw a four match unbeaten run, with three convincing wins over strong teams like Oman, Lebanon and Kuwait.
On other hand, things haven’t gone well for Jordan since securing the qualification to the tournament in March last year.
Truth to be told, they are lucky to be here with the qualifying draw being kind to them as they were grouped with minnows Vietnam, Cambodia and Afghanistan.
Vital Borkelmans’ team had a poor few months on the background of the continental competition as they were only able to win once from the last 9 matches.
Australia vs Jordan Head-to-head
The teams share 2 wins each from their four overall meetings so far.
All four games happened in the World Cup qualifying campaigns and each win go down as home wins.
This is the first time these two are meeting in a cup competition as well as in a neutral venue.
Australia vs Jordan Prediction
The form guide is heavily in favor of Australia who finally seem to be enjoying their football.
The 13 goals scored by the Socceroos in the last three friendlies against 1 conceded is a warning shot to the out of form Jordan.
Team managed by Vital Borkelmans is struggling for goals as well as results and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a comfortable margin win for the 2015 Asian Champions.
Australia vs Jordan Betting Tips
Full-time: Australia -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 11/10 (2.10)
HT/FT – Australia/Australia @ 1/1 (2.00).