On Thursday the 14th of November at 4:00 pm GMT, Jordan will host Australia in an Asian World Cup 2022 Group Two qualifier at King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman. Three games into the qualification process and this is already a crucial game at the top of the group containing Australia, Jordan, Kuwait, Nepal, and Chinese Taipei.
Australia currently lead the pack having won all three of their opening games with a goal difference of +14 after scoring 15 and conceding just once. Jordan, however, are hot on their tails with seven points to Australia’s nine. They have recorded two victories and one draw, scoring five and conceding one to give them a goal difference of +4.
A victory for Jordan, therefore, would take them above Australia
A victory for Jordan, therefore, would take them above Australia and into the all-important top spot which would see them claim a Third Round 2022 World Cup Qualification Spot and an automatic spot in the 2023 Asian Cup. Defeat for Jordan, on the other hand, would open the door up for Kuwait, currently in 3rd place, to overtake them into second spot.
So, can they do it? Well, Jordan come into this game on the back of a 3-0 victory over Nepal in their last Group Two game. Similarly, Australia’s last game also saw them win convincingly, a 7-1 pummelling of Chinese Taipei who sits at the foot of Group B. Prior to the last round of fixtures, Jordan played a 0-0 bore-draw with 3rd placed Kuwait while Australia had another emphatic victory, this time over Nepal who they thrashed 5-0.
Jordan and Australia’s head-to-head record is relatively even but, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, it is Jordan who just about edge it. The two teams have played each other five times in their histories, the first match coming in 2012 which Jordan won 2-1. In the second, Australia evened things up with a 4-0 victory on home turf.
Jordan wrestled back the advantage with a 2-0 victory in 2015 before Australia thrashed Jordan again, this time 5-1 in another home match in a World Cup qualifier. As Jordan won their last game against Australia 1-0 in an away victory, they lead the Aussies 3-2 in terms of head-to-head victories.
Maybe the pairs FIFA World Rankings can tell us a little more about what to expect on the 14th of November. Australia, who it is widely regarded have a richer footballing heritage than Jordan, lie in 44th place in the most recent edition of the rankings.
They have not moved up or down since the previous ranking announcement. Jordan too are non-movers but stay fixed much lower down the leader boards than their Aussie counterparts in 98th place. This 54-place discrepancy between the two teams might lead one to think that the Group Three clash is a foregone conclusion but, in reality, it is anything but.
Jordan vs Australia betting tips
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- Total 2 Individual Total 2 Over 1.5 @ 1.92 (Australia will score at least 2 goals)
- Goal Up To Minute Goal 1 Will Be Scored Up To 15 Minute – No @ 1.35 (No goals scored in first 15 mins)
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