Argentina v Australia: FIFA 2022 Round Of 16 World Cup Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 03-12-2022 11:37 am (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 3-12-2022 11:37 AM (1 month ago)

Date: Saturday 3rd December, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm
Stadium  Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium
Referee  Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Goal Scorer:

Team News
Though surely loath to change a winning team, Lionel Scaloni could feel the need to alter his starting lineup once again, given a rapid turnaround between games.

Lisandro Martinez could therefore come into contention for a place in central defence, while Lyon's Nicolas Tagliafico aims to usurp Marcos Acuna at left-back.

After making a substantial impression as a substitute in both of Argentina's first two matches at the finals, Enzo Fernandez is set to hold off the challenge of Leandro Paredes, who has been consigned to the bench against both Poland and Mexico.

Meanwhile, Lautaro Martinez was among a deep trove of attacking riches starting on the sidelines on Wednesday night, but Julian Alvarez's goal may give him the edge in a battle to join stalwarts Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria - who is troubled by a thigh problem - up front.
Argentina possible starting lineup:
E. Martinez; Molina, Otamendi, Romero, Tagliafico; Mac Allister, Fernandez, De Paul; Alvarez, Messi, Di Maria

Australia may also make a limited number of changes, as Nathaniel Atkinson and Fran Karacic - who started the first and second games respectively - compete with Milos Degenek, who then took up the reins at right-back against Denmark.

Craig Goodwin endured a tough 45 minutes versus the Danes and was replaced by Keanu Baccus at half time, and the latter effortlessly slotted into the Aussies' engine room next to Aaron Mooy. Graham Arnold could therefore make a brave call to include the relatively inexperienced St Mirren midfielder on Saturday.

Up front, Mitchell Duke leads the line again, having so far exceeded his modest status as a man who plays his club football in Japan's second tier.
Australia possible starting lineup:
Ryan; Karacic, Souttar, Rowles, Behich; Mooy; Leckie, Irvine, McGree, Goodwin; Duke
Prediction: Argentina 2-0 Australia

Posted: at 3-12-2022 11:37 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 3-12-2022 02:26 PM (1 month ago)
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Australia to win!!! ODD
Posted: at 3-12-2022 02:26 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master