Argentina vs Australia Prediction & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (Argentinians Send Aussies Packing in Round of 16)

Devon Platana
Argentina vs. Australia prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match.
Argentina vs. Australia prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match. / AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez
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Argentina vs Australia Match Info

2022 FIFA World Cup — Round of 16
Argentina (2-0-1) vs. Australia (2-0-1)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Venue: Ahmad bin Ali Stadium — Al Rayyan, Qatar
Coverage: FOX

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has reached the knockout stage with some exciting matchups slated for Saturday, Dec. 3. One of the upcoming matchups takes place at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium between Argentina and Australia.

Both sides have momentum on their sides after winning their respective final two group stage tilts. Argentina snagged a 2-0 victory over Poland on Wednesday while Australia was victorious with a 1-0 win over Denmark that same day.

Can Argentina win its third straight outing following a disappointing tournament-opening matchup? Or will Australia dig down deep to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the country's World Cup history?

Argentina vs Australia Odds & Spread

All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ARG: (-1600) | AUS: (+960)
Spread: ARG: -2 (+185) | AUS: +2 (+110)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (-134) | Under: (+110)
Team to Score the First Goal: ARG: (-550) | AUS: (+490) I NO GOALS: (+1400)

Argentina enters this contest as the heavy favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the over being favored at -134 odds.

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Argentina vs Australia Prediction & Pick

Australia has been impressive with two straight wins, but the fun stops on Saturday. Argentina is the stronger team here and has proven that in the past, winning each of its three previous outings against the Aussies by a combined score of 6-2.

It's also worth pointing out that Argentina has the second-best odds (+490) to win the 2022 World Cup on FanDuel Sportsbook, whereas Australia sits at No. 16 at +21000. The difference further displays how much better of a team Argentina is and that it shouldn't break much of a sweat this weekend.

Expect the Argentinians to advance to the quarterfinals for the fourth time in their last five World Cup entries.

Final Score Prediction: Argentina: 2 | Australia: 0

Argentina vs Australia Betting Trends

- Argentina defeated Poland, 2-0, in its last 2022 World Cup match on Nov. 30, 2022.
- Australia defeated Denmark, 1-0, in its last 2022 World Cup match on Nov. 30, 2022.
- Argentina is 4-0-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Australia is 4-0-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Argentina is 3-0-0 (W-D-L) in its only three head-to-head matchups against Australia.

Argentina vs Australia Best Bet

Argentina might be a 2-goal favorite on the spread, but I don't see that margin being covered. For starters, Argentina has never beaten Australia by 3+ goals, winning each of the last two meetings by 1-0 scores. Furthermore, the Argentinians haven't even scored more than two goals in a game at the 2022 World Cup.

Though Argentina should dominate this game for the most part, expect Australia to keep things closer than expected in terms of the final score.

Bet: Australia +2 (+110)


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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