Lionel Messi is playing at his last World Cup and this time out he has the last chance to win the trophy that he desires the most and in order to achieve that his nation needs to win every game now. But first, Argentina needs to go through the Round of 16 and coming in their way are mighty Australia who are a team that did the unthinkable against Denmark as they defeated them on the last matchday in order to secure their spot in the last 16. This clearly shows that they do indeed have the potential to cause a massive upset against a strong team and they really need to deliver a similar performance against the South American side too.
The Aussies could take inspiration and analyse the performance of Saudi Arabia as the Saudis had defeated the Argentines on the opening matchday. But since that shocking result, Lionel Scaloni’s side showed why they became the Copa America champions last year as they bounced back with back-to-back wins against their group rivals Mexico and Poland and due to those wins, they topped their group. In the 2018 cup they were knocked out in the last 16 by the defending champions France and so they’ll be looking to avenge themselves by beating the Socceroos.
Date and Time Argentina vs Australia
4th December: 12:30 am IST
Where to watch Argentina vs Australia?
The Indian viewers can watch the match on Voot, Jio Cinema and Sports 18.
Predicted Lineups Argentina vs Australia
Argentina: E. Martinez; Molina, Otamendi, Romero, Tagliafico; Mac Allister, Fernandez, De Paul; Alvarez, Messi, Di Maria
Australia: Ryan; Karacic, Souttar, Rowles, Behich; Mooy; Leckie, Irvine, McGree, Goodwin; Duke
Match Predictions Argentina vs Australia
Argentina 3-0 Australia