• Betfocus
  • QuestBet
  • BoomBet
  • TradieBET
  • Chasebet
  • Picklebet

World Cup Qualifying: Australia vs U.A.E Betting Tips

June 7th 2022, 5:00pm, By: Andy Rosos


It's do or die for the Socceroos in their ambitions to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup! After an up and down Asian qualifying campaign so far, Australia will face off against the U.A.E in a one game playoff on Wednesday morning to advance to the next round.

We have you covered with a full preview and betting tips for the clash below. 

Australia vs U.A.E Betting Tips

Al Rayyan Stadium, Qatar, Wednesday 4am (AEST)

Qualification Process

This game will mark the only matchup in Round 4 of the Asian World Cup qualifiers, with the winner advancing onto play Peru on the 13th of June for a place in the World Cup Finals. Australia had multiple opportunities to book their ticket straight through to Qatar in Round 3, but couldnt overcome Saudi Arabia or Japan in their group, finishing third to find themselves in the playoff. 

In the other group, the U.A.E finished third behind Iran and South Korea, ending Round 3 with a 3-3-4 record including losses to the two top teams as well as Iran. 

group a asia qualifying

Match Prediction

There's no doubt that Australia had the tougher road through Round 3 of the Asian qualification. Arguably the three strongest teams in the region are Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia, but all were placed in the same group due to world rankings. 

Australia will be pulling no punches when it comes to picking their side for the must win clash. Coach Graham Arnold will have a near full strength squad to select from including international stars in the likes of Aaron Mooy, Ajdin Hrustic and Matthew Ryan.

The one big absentee for the Socceroos will be arguably their best player, Tom Rogic, who has withdrawan from the clash through personal reasons. 

Australia Predicted XI: (4-3-3) Ryan - Behich, Sainsbury, Degenek, Karacic - Mooy, Irvine, Hrustic - Mabil, Taggart, Boyle

The Aussies ahve a pretty good history against the U.A.E, winning three of their last four games against them dating back to 2015. In those four games games, there has been a total of just six goals scored, and with so much on the line on Wednesday morning, I expect this to be another pretty defensive, low scoring clash. 

I think the Aussies have what it takes to get the job done here by either a 1-0 or 2-0 scoreline. Throughout the third round, in games not against Saudi Arabia or Japan, the Aussies played six matches and conceded just four goals. On the contratry, the U.A.E struggled to find avenues to goal in Round 3, putting just seven in the back of the net through their 10 games. 

Socceroos Win & Under 2.5 Goals

$3.27 (1 Unit)


Horse Racing Tips

View More

Our team of expert horse racing analysts bring you regular horse racing tips from major horse racing meetings in Australia and internationally. The highlight of the Australian horse racing calendar is the Spring Carnival, featuring the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and, of course, the Melbourne Cup, and we'll be there riding every winner home with you with our free racing tips and best bets. Giddy up!

AFL Tips

View More

For the best AFL tips, stay tuned into Before You Bet as we provide previews and AFL betting tips for every match of every round, as well as coverage of the AFLW Women's competition, AFL premiership odds, Brownlow Medal vote predictions and a rolling Brownlow Medal leaderboard. If you love AFL football as much as us, then you'll enjoy following our AFL betting tips!

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)

View More

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) has taken off in Australia with fantasy sports and racing proving hugely popular in Australia thanks to the emergence of Draftstars. We have regular DFS tips, strategies and projections for Australian daily fantasy sports players.

NRL Tips

View More

NRL tips for every match of the 2024 NRL season. The National Rugby League is the biggest rugby competition in Australia and we have previews and NRL betting tips for every game, plus best bets for special events like the State of Origin.

Set a deposit limit.