World Cup 2022 – AFC Asian Qualifying – Jordan vs Australia Preview & Prediction
When does Jordan vs Australia kick off? Saturday 16th November, 2019 – 16:00 (UK)
Where is Jordan vs Australia being played? King Abdullah International Stadium, Amman
What TV channel is Jordan vs Australia on? Jordan vs Australia will be broadcast live in Australia on FOX SPORTS and ABC TV
Where can I get tickets for Jordan vs Australia? Tickets can be purchased at the stadium on the day of the match
THE TEAM NEWS
- Jordan face group favourites Australia having opened their qualifying group campaign with two wins and a draw from their first three matches with victories against Chinese Taipei and Nepal and a 0-0 draw against Kuwait.
- They are still awaiting their first appearance in a World Cup final tournament having never qualified previously. The closest they have come was in 2014 when they lost out in an inter-confederation play-off against Uruguay.
- Facing Australia will hold no fears for Jordan as they have defeated Australia on home soil in each of the last two World Cup qualifying campaigns and they also came out on top when the two nations met at the Asian Cup earlier this year.
- Australia come into this match two points clear of Jordan at the top of Group B with three wins from three having defeated Kuwait, Nepal and Chinese Taipei comfortably in their previous matches.
- Tom Rogic, Martin Boyle, Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury, Adam Federici and Kenny Dougall are all in the squad having not been involved in the wins over Nepal and Taiwan last month, but captain Mark Milligan and Mustafa Amini were both omitted due to injury and Mathew Leckie’s availability is also in doubt due to the impending birth of his second child.
- Adam Taggart is expected to start up front following his two goals against Chinese Taipei in their last match but Jamie MacLaren who scored a hat-trick against Nepal is absent due to a hamstring injury.
Group leaders Australia face a tricky test in their quest to continue their perfect start to the qualifying campaign with a trip to Jordan who have enjoyed some success in recent matches between the two nations with three wins from their last five meetings which includes consecutive home wins in the last two World Cup qualifying tournaments. This does mean that there will be no complacency from Australia as they know they must be sharp from the off against a well-motivated team who will be eager to upset the odds again. Australia might possess more quality and organisation but Jordan can cause them problems and the predicted draw might not be a bad outcome for either team at the final whistle.