World Cup 2022 Qualifier – Chinese Taipei vs Australia Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Chinese Taipei vs Australia taking place? Tuesday 15th October, 2019 – 12:40 (UK)

Where is Chinese Taipei vs Australia taking place? Kaohsiung National Stadium, Taiwan

What television channel is Chinese Taipei vs Australia on? Chinese Taipei vs Australia will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Chinese Taipei vs Australia? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Chinese Taipei vs Australia? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

CHINESE TAIPEI

  • Chinese Taipei are back in action for the first time since they lost back-to-back matches at home against Jordan and Nepal in their opening two group matches in their FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign.
  • The expectation for a positive result against a team of the calibre of Australia is low but motivation amongst the squad is high as they aim to impress against a higher-ranked nation on home soil.
  • Chinese Taipei have not conceded more than two goals in a match in any of their last ten international fixtures but that sequence will surely be put to the test in this fixture.

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia make the trip to face Chinese Taipei having just enjoyed an emphatic 5-0 victory against Nepal which means they have won their opening two fixtures in their qualification group with eight goals scored and none conceded.
  • Jamie Maclaren stole the headlines against Nepal with a hat-trick in the absence of Adam Taggart and defender Harry Souttar made a positive impression on his debut as he got himself on the scoresheet.
  • Graham Arnold might make one or two changes but nothing to weaken the team, and he has spoken of the determination to be ruthless against the lower-ranked teams who they expect to beat so there should be no slacking off from the Socceroos.

THE PREDICTION

Australia have comfortably won their opening two matches in their qualifying group and they should extend that record against a Chinese Taipei team that lost 2-0 at home in September to Nepal who in turn were brushed aside 5-0 by Australia earlier this week. Having kept a clean sheet in each of their two previous matches, Australia will want to ensure they shut-out their opponents again whilst at the other end of the pitch it would be a surprise if Australia didn’t score the goals to give them an easy enough win.

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