Under intense pressure, the Australian national team makes its second match of the 2019 Asian Cup on Friday, January 11. It will face Palestine in a clash with the Maktoum Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum stadium in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.The selections are part of group B, which also has Jordan and Syria. In this first stage, they will play among themselves in a single shift and at the end of three days the top two will have a guaranteed place in the round of 16. Whoever is in third position will still have a chance of survival, but for this he will need to be one of the four best third-placed players in the comparison between the six keys formed by the 24 teams competing for the competition.


Palestine made its debut in the tournament on Sunday, January 6. In front of the Syria, it was in the tie without goals. An excellent result in front of the match. The Syrians had possession of the ball most of the time (66% to 34%), tried to finish nearly three times the Palestinians (13 to five) and were the only ones to hit the target (four to zero). That is, it really was a gain, not two lost.Especially considering that the team was numerically disadvantaged from the 23 minutes of the second half. Mohameed Salah, who had already received a yellow card in the 43 minutes of the start, was warned again leaving Palestine with ten players. Suspended, he will not be able to face the Australians. Shadi Shaaban is the biggest candidate to take the job.The tactical scheme deployed by Algerian coach Noureddine Ould Ali, however, should not override any change. With a line of four defenders and five midfielders, he has Yashir Pinto the only striker. This, however, does not mean total freedom. The athlete also has the task of scoring. The absolute priority of Palestine is to leave the field without conceding a goal.In the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, the Palestinians fell to second place with third place in Group A. With 12 points (three wins, three draws and two defeats), they were outscored by Saudi Arabia (20) and the United Arab Emirates ( 17).Thus, to obtain a place in the Glass of Asia had to dispute the qualifiers of the tournament. They reached the 15 points (five wins and one loss) of the possible 18 in group D. They lost the first place to Oman in the tiebreaking criteria but stamped the passport to the United Arab Emirates.The preparation for the match had 15 friendlies. There were victories against Tajikistan (2-0), Nepal (1-0), Bangladesh (2-0) and twice against Pakistan (2-1 and 2-0). There was a draw against Iraq (0-0), Kyrgyzstan (1 to 1), Tajikistan (0-0), China (1 to 1) and Iran (1 to 1); and defeats for Kuwait (2-0), Iraq (3-0), Qatar (3-0), Iraq (1-0) and Kyrgyzstan (2-1).


To face a mega boom will not be a novelty for Australians. They already had a preview
of this kind of tactics at the debut and failed. They were grounded at Jordan by 1-0. In the confrontation, were 77% of possession, attempted to finish 19 times and sent only six of them – less than a third of use – in the target.They conceded a goal in the 26th minute of the first half, which gave the Jordanians an advantage to exploit the counterattacks. They got ten opportunities to finish and they managed to use 60% in this matter making the goalkeeper Ryan work.The Australians landed in the United Arab Emirates as favorites. That is because they have managed to achieve the right to play for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, even though they have not passed the first phase. They fell in the group that counted on France, that ended up taking the cup, Peru and Denmark. They were beaten by the French, by 2 to 1, in the premiere. They tied with the Danes, by 1 to 1, in the second game. And they said goodbye picking up the Peruvians 2-0.The point is that very little of that team has been preserved. The Australian Federation decided to start a renewal process shortly after the World Cup which was played on Russian soil. So the work is in its early stages and the Asian Cup is the first real test. Preparation for the tournament was short. He made four friendlies. He defeated Oman (5-0), Lebanon (3-0) and Kwait (4-0), as well as drawing 1-1 with South Korea.

Football Prediction of the Day Palestine vs Australia

There were only five matches involving the selections. Australia won three of them, there was a draw and a Palestinian success. All encounters took place in 1939.
There is not much change to the tactical setup for this game compared to what Australia faced against Jordan. The only significant difference is that Palestine is, at least in theory, technically inferior to the Jordanians.

Bet Tips: Australia

Odds: 1.28

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