Australia vs Syria
AFC Asian Cup.
Date: Tuesday, 15th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium (Al Ain).
After suffering a shocking loss to Jordan in their group opener, Australia will face Syria on Tuesday. The team from the south have to win to keep the title hopes alive.
The Socceroos enjoyed ball possession 77% of the match and had 19 attempts on goal. But 6 important saves from the Syrian keeper denied them a peek at goal and opening their account in the Asian Cup.
The team managed by Graham Arnold are winless in their last 4 competitive matches in which 3 was in the World Cup. Less than 2.5 goals came in full time on 3 of those games played across all venues.
They have a chance to redeem their mistakes in the tournament against Syria as they are the weakest team in their group. So fans will hope for an easy win for the team ranked 41st in the world. The experience of playing against teams like France and Denmark will help them to play against Asia’s elite teams.
Syria is yet to win a match in this Asia Cup. The group opener for the Assyrians was a goalless draw against Palestine. The following game was against Jordan which was a 2-0 thumping. Even after having more possession and more shots on target the Jordan keeper was the difference in that match.
This is their first international match in over a year, the previous game being the World Cup qualifier against this same opposition in back in 2017. Both sides found the net in 3 of their recent 5 matches and three were draws as well.
Syria will be looking to pay some old debts against the Socceroos. It was the team from down under who defeated them in the last round of World Cup qualification in 2017.
Australia vs Syria: Head-to-head (h2h)
- They have met each other in only 2 games in the international stage.
- Both these games were in the World Cup qualifiers and both ended as 1-1 draws at normal time.
Australia vs Syria: Prediction
The Socceroos have regained their original form, with the latest win over Palestine. They are definitely favorites against a Syrian side who have lost against Jordan. So we can place our bets on Australia to win with 1.47 odds.
Also, the reigning champs have destroyed Palestine by dominating the entire game in all aspects. They had the majority of the ball possession and scored 3 goals with ease.
If they showed more composure in front of the goal, they could have scored more. Thus we can bet on this upcoming match to have over 2.5 goals with 2.00 odds.
Australia vs Syria: Betting Tips
Australia to win @ 1.47 (5/11).
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).