Australia vs Uzbekistan
Asia: AFC Asian Cup
Date: Monday, 21st January 2019
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium.
Eldor Shomurodov has been a revelation in this edition of the Asian Cup. As of now, he is second in line to receive the coveted Golden Boot with four goals in three games so far. The player managed to find the back of the net in every single appearance he made in the contest.
Going forward, Uzbekistan will surely try to play to his strengths, and try to whip results out of his immense talent. Keep a look out for this guy, as surely major clubs in Europe will come knocking once the curtain draws on the competition.
The Socceroos (always hated that name) willingly left their Oceania Football Confederation citing lack of competition and joined with the Asian Football Federation to challenge themselves. This tells what kind of a squad they are, and their attitude towards the sport in general.
They do not mind sweating blood if it gets the results on the pitch. Tune into this tie, which will arguably be one of the best in the Round of 16. The defending champions will surely have something in store for their fans.
Australia vs Uzbekistan Head-to-head (h2h)
- Graham Arnold’s men hold a 100% winning record against this rival.
- The White Wolves have never scored a goal against the team from Down Under.
- The combined scoreline for the last three ties, reads 9-0, in favor of the team captained by Mark Milligan.
- Hector Cuper’s men conceded six unanswered goals the last time these two teams met.
Australia vs Uzbekistan Prediction
Socceroos are in a class of their own when compared with their opponents from the Asian Federation. They have posted a win every time they lined up against the Huma Birds. On top of that, their wins have been so comprehensive that, the team has not conceded a single goal in all of their h2h ties.
The last game alone saw Mark Milligan and his boys scoring six past the helpless Turanians. Fans of Asian Italy should get ready for one more tough beating at the hands of their perennial bullies.
The Socceroos (Have I mentioned that I hate the name, already? Honestly, imagine the conversation. “The country has kangaroos in plenty, and here is their soccer team. Let’s call them Socceroos!”) hold the enviable record of having been the champions of two different confederations. Oceania, and the Asian as well.
Nothing will frighten them in going for their second title in a row. Expect a dominant win by Mark Milligan and his boys.
Australia vs Uzbekistan Betting Tips
Graham Arnold’s Men to Win Both Halves @ 5.00 (4/1)
Australia to Score in Both Halves @ 3.00 (2/1).