Cameroon vs Australia
Confederations Cup – Group B
Date: Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg).
It is literally a knockout clash when Cameroon take on Australia in the Confederations Cup group B match on Thursday.
Both lost their opening game, Cameroon 2-0 to Chile and Australia 3-2 to Germany. The winner in this match could knockout the other, while a draw could keep one of the team in contention depending on the outcome of Germany-Chile match.
We have seen a similar kind of performance from the teams in their first round match. Both showed good intent in going forward, but left too many holes in the defensive line.
In Cameroon’s case, Chile should have netted 5 or 6 goals in the first half alone. But positives can be found in the strong performance of the attacking trio of Moukandjo-Aboubakar-Bassogog. The defense is an area of concern, which is often put into pressure by a woeful midfield.
Meanwhile, Australia could have drawn level against Germany, if not for the heroics of German goalkeeper Bernd Leno in the closing stages. It is ironic that Leno is the man who helped Australia come back into the game with two howlers. However, the Asian champions couldn’t keep hold on to the ball for majority of the game; an area that they must improve going into this crucial tie. On the other hand, their defense was all over the place and looked vulnerable until the final seconds.
Cameroon vs Australia: Head-to-head
Interestingly, these Australia and Cameroon are meeting for the first time in an official football match.
Cameroon vs Australia: Prediction
We have two sides with firepower in the attacking front. While, both have plenty of problems in defending through balls. This won’t be a boring game as the defeats in the previous round urge both sides to look for nothing but a win here. Therefore, both teams to score is a profitable investment, while over 2.5 full-time goals could be used as a sidekick.
There are no clear favourites in this game; as for now the things stand pretty even for the sides involved.
Cameroon vs Australia: Bet Tip
Both Teams to Score at 1.80 by Bet365
Over 2.5 goals for 2.00 odds by Betway.