Jordan vs Australia 10/08/2015 FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier Preview & Predictions
Australia vs Jordan
Thursday 8th January 2015 10:00(ET)
The Line: Jordan 17/4 Draw 16/5 Australia 1/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports Australia
Australia travel to Jordan to take on their biggest rivals in Group B qualifying. The Aussies have already got three wins from three and will be looking to make it four from four but they face a tough ask against a Jordan team that have two wins from three themselves. Australia are still heavily reliant on Tim Cahill who at 35 is no spring chicken. Leckie and Mccay will provide some assistance up front to the former Everton striker but all in all Australia should now be trying to focus on bringing through some youth to replace Cahill. Nine goals in twenty five appearances in China though proves that Cahill still has what it takes and in these games against an inexperienced opposition his knowledge is vital.
Jordan though managed by Belgian Paul Put will be looking to take the game to Australia especially at home and with some goalscorers in their squad this is a team that believe they can create and upset here. Abdallah Deeb Salim is the key man for Jordan and he has a couple of goals in his last three games, he will be a key figure if Jordan are to cause Australia problems. Well organised and hard working this Jordan team will be looking to get a point or a famous victory against an Australia team that have consistantly qualified for the World Cup.
Tough one to call here, while I think Jordan have improved alot and will give a good account of themselves I find it very hard to see Australila slipping up here. But either way I think this one is a defensive nail biter and I am taking the unders in what promises to be an evenly managed contest. Agaisnt the better teams Krysgstan both teams set up defensively and I think this is no different as I expect both to make sure they dont lose the game before going for the outright win.