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Argentina will face off with Australia on Saturday at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in the 2022 FIFA World Cup round of 16. The Argentines got a scare on matchday one of the group stage, losing 2-1 to Saudi Arabia.

La Albiceleste battled back from the disappointment to finish first in Group C after back-to-back 2-0 wins against Mexico and Poland. Sportsbooks once again have Argentina as the second favourite to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the best betting odds of 5/1. 

Argentina have a record of 5W-1D-1L against Australia dating back to 1988. La Albiceleste won their last four games against the Socceroos. The winner of Saturday’s match at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium will punch their ticket to the quarterfinals. The winner of the game will face either the Netherlands or the United States in the last eight. 

Sportsbooks’ best betting odds on Argentina winning at full-time are 1/5. Australia are at odds of 14/1 to win, while a draw is at the best betting odds of 6/1. Let’s explore some ideas for a bet builder for the World Cup fixture.  

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Full-time result: Argentina to win


Argentina are heavy favourites to win the knockout tie with Australia. The Argentines didn’t play to their potential against Saudi Arabia, but it is easy to forget La Albiceleste had the game in hand until halftime.

The Argentines had three first-half goals ruled out due to offsides. Saudi Arabia scored twice from three shots and both goals came from low-percentage efforts. Argentina have the 2022 FIFA World Cup’s second-lowest xGA after three games at 0.7. 

Argentina’s defence is playing very well and limited clear-cut chances. Australia have been opportunistic at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The team’s GA is just 1.7. Meanwhile, their xGA is 5.6. Australia kept back-to-back clean sheets in 1-0 wins against Tunisia and Denmark. The Socceroos conceded four goals to France in their 4-1 defeat. 

Australia have the chance to upset one of the World Cup outright winner favourites on Saturday. However, Argentina are getting results. La Albiceleste may not be playing the fluid, exciting football fans wanted. They are getting results and should get one at full-time against Australia. Our betting tips prediction is for Argentina to win at full-time. 

First-half total goals: Under 2.5


The first half should be low scoring between the Argentina and States. The World Cup finals have been low scoring after 44 matches. Teams scored 109 goals in the opening 44 games for an average of 2.48 goals per fixture. It is the lowest goals-per-game ratio since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.  

Argentina’s three group-stage games went into the halftime break with under 2.5 goals scored. The team is keeping games low-scoring thanks to a strong defence and rigid midfield. 

Australia saw under 2.5 goals in the first half in their last two games. The Socceroos’ match against France was the only group game in which over 2.5 goals were scored. Saturday’s game should follow the trend of Australia’s last two group-stage games. 

Sixty-one per cent of World Cup matches ended full-time with under 2.5 goals scored. The number rises when it comes to under 2.5 goals at halftime. Thirty-eight of the opening 44 games in the FIFA World Cup went into halftime with under 2.5 goals. 

The tournament has had 86% of matches end the first half with under 2.5 goals. Our betting tips prediction is for under 2.5 goals in the first period. 

Total cards: under 6.5 cards


Neither Argentina nor Australia have received many cards in the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament. Our betting selection is to set a high number of cards and to bet the under. 

Argentina received just two cards in three group-stage games. Australia picked up five cards in three group-stage matches. The Socceroos will try to play physically tough against Argentina, but the referees may allow the game to continue without being stopped.

Referees at the 2022 FIFA World Cup have allowed games to flow and play out. Fouls have been let go and for the most part, referees have kept their cards in their pockets. Our betting tips prediction is for under 6.5 cards to be handed out on Saturday. 

Both teams to score: NO


Argentina kept back-to-back clean sheets ahead of Saturday’s match with Australia in the World Cup last 16. The Argentines defeated Mexico 2-0 and Poland 2-0 to win Group C.

Australia recovered from a 4-1 loss to France on the opening day with a 1-0 win against Tunisia and a 1-0 win versus Denmark. Neither team is conceding many goals, although their xGAs are very different. 

Argentina’s xGA of 0.7 is the second-lowest in the tournament after 44 games. Australia’s xGA is 5.6. The Argentines scored five goals in the group stage and have an xG of 6.0. 

The tournament opener could have ended with Argentina scoring a shed-load of goals. However, Saudi Arabia’s high line meant three goals were ruled out. It allowed the Saudis to come back and win. 

Both sides will want to limit opposing chances. Saturday’s round of 16 match should be close and cagey. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams to not score. 

Winning margin: Argentina to win by two goals exactly


Argentina are on a two-game winning streak in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Both matches ended 2-0 in favour of La Albiceleste. Ten of the 44 games in the World Cup ended with 2-0 scorelines. Home and away teams do not matter with all the games being played in neutral venues. 

The 2022 FIFA World Cup had 23% of matches end with 2-0 scorelines after the opening 44 games. Our betting tips prediction is for Argentina to win by exactly two goals against Australia. Twelve of the 44 games in the World Cup ended with exactly two goals separating the teams (27%).

An alternative bet to Argentina winning by two goals exactly would be for a correct score selection of Argentina 2, Australia 0. 

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