Australia VS Kuwait Preview and Prediction

FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) - Australia VS Kuwait

Kick off: 03-06-2021 20:00 Thursday(GMT+1)

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MATCH PREVIEW

Australia go into this round of 2022 World Cup qualifier two points clear at the top of the group and with a game in hand. A win over second placed Kuwait will nearly take them into the third round and another step nearer the final. Due to the ongoing pandemic this game is being played in Kuwait (as will the rest of their group games) and Australia will want to ensure they don't lose this match. Australia have won their four games in the group but this is their first international since November 2019. Three clean sheets have been kept and 16 goals scored. Three of those came in Kuwait in the group opener with two goals from Matthew Leckie. Only one of their last 22 qualifiers and play-off games have been lost.

 

Kuwait need a win in this game but without that happening, the best they can probably hope for is being one of the best runners-up. Some improvement in their form is needed though. They have played four games this year and not won any of them. Three in a row had been lost (making it five in a row) before a 1-1 draw at home to Lebanon. The last games in this group were played in late 2019 and Kuwait have ten points from five matches. They lost to Australia but their other four games have been won by an aggregate score of 17-0. Seven were put past Nepal and nine scored against Chinese Taipei with eight of their team scoring.  This is a lot tougher though, go for Australia to get the win.

 

KEY STATS

Australia have a 100% record in the group.

Australia have already had a 3-0 away win in Kuwait.

Kuwait have gone six games without a win.

 

 

BETTING VERDICT

 

Australia return to international football after not playing since late 2019. They top this group by two points and have a game in hand. With games to come against Nepal and Chinese Taipei (who have conceded 41 goals between them in this group), they should ease their way into the next round. They've already gone to Kuwait once in this group and won 3-0. Kuwait have been playing this year but not winning. Go for Australia to win this.

 

Australia VS Kuwait

Pick: Australia 

 

Australia VS Kuwait Preview and Prediction

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