Australia vs United Arab Emirates Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Australia vs United Arab Emirates Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Australia

2017-03-28
10:00
Allianz Stadium

VS

United Arab Emirates

Australia vs United Arab Emirates predictions for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier at the Allianz Stadium. Australia hope to draw level with the top of their World Cup qualifying group here. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Australia VS United Arab Emirates Predictions

Full Time: 2 - 0

Handicap Tip: Australia -1.25
win

Reason For Australia VS United Arab Emirates Betting Tips

Australia failed to get the three points again on Thursday as they drew 1-1 away to Iraq, which makes it four draws on the bounce for them and weakens their chances of qualification to the World Cup in 2018.

They are still unbeaten in six matches though, and their ten point tally from six games still keeps them in touching distance of the leaders. Saudi Arabia and Japan lead the way with 13 points, so a win here could draw Australia level.

Three of their recent draws have come away from home as well, and at home they look a vastly improved side. They did draw with Japan, but they have won seven of their last nine at home and lost just once, which was a friendly defeat to Greece.

United Arab Emirates are bearing down on Australia though. The visitors are just a point behind their hosts and know that a win on Tuesday could take them to within a point of the group leaders.

Their last match was a 2-0 defeat at home to Japan on Thursday, which makes it five wins, two draws, and six defeats in their last 13 outings in all competitions. Away from home their form is largely similar, with them winning three, drawing two, and lost three of their last eight games.

Six of Australia’s last nine home games have ended with them winning by more than a single goal margin, and one of those was a 2-0 win against United Arab Emirates. Considering their excellent home record odds of 1.775 for an Australia -1.0, -1.5 Asian Handicap win look good value for money. I’m backing that alongside another 2-0 correct score predictions at 5/1.

Head To Head

Australia have won two and drawn two of their four meetings with United Arab Emirates and have never conceded a goal against them.

Australia VS United Arab Emirates Stats

67% of Australia's last nine home games have seen them win by more than a single goal margin.

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