Argentina vs. Australia is the most one-sided matchup in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup. Argentina have the odds shorter than any other team that made it to the knockout phase. One reason for this is that the Albicelestes are a great team. The other reason is that the Socceroos are not.
Before Betting on Argentina vs. Australia
After a blunder in the first round of the tournament, Argentina are back on the right track. They are coming to the round of 16 after two 2-0 wins in a row – versus Mexico and Poland.
In both of those matches, they were the dominant side, with their opponents defending with all they got. We expect to see something similar against Australia as well.
Lionel Messi & Co. are almost 100% certain to win this game. We know this, but so do the bookies, which is they’re giving very short odds on Argentina. This is why you may want to consider switching to another betting market (e.g., Over 2.5 Goals).
Argentina vs. Australia Offshore Odds & Pick
We’re sure Argentina will win this game, and it’s going to be a big win. Not only is Argentina’s strongest weapon their offense, but the Aussies don’t look very good at the back. Sure, they did keep a clean sheet in the previous two games, but the fact is that their defensive players aren’t great.
In the game against Denmark, the Socceroos had one defender who plays in England’s second tier, one who plays in the MLS, and two who play for mediocre Scottish teams. On top of everything, their goalie (who’s also their captain), plays a backup role at FC Copenhagen. These guys just can’t stop Messi and his teammates.
Pick: Argentina & Over 2.5 Goals