Australia V Lebanon Soccer Betting Predictions, Odds and Bonus
November 19, 2018
Cahill Confident of Scoring in Farewell Game
Cahill has been Australia’s most prolific scorer of all time at international and club level, scoring 50 goals from 107 appearances for the Socceroos and 169 goals from 700 matches at club level in a career that has taken him to the English Premier League, A-League, Major League Soccer, and Indian Premier League. Ahead of the Lebanon game, he appealed publicly to manager Graham Arnold to give him “five minutes” to come on and score a 51st and final goal in green and gold.
Given this is Australia’s last warmup match before the 2019 Asian Cup – in which Cahill won’t play a part – 5-10 minutes might be all the time Arnold gives the superstar. But that hasn’t stopped the bookies offering enticing odds on him scoring a last goal for the Australian national team. For example, Neds is offering 2.35 odds of Cahill getting on the scoresheet, and 4.75 on him doing what he’s done so often during his career and scoring the final goal of the match.
Unibet is quoting 5.00 odds on Cahill scoring at least 2 goals, 19.00 on him scoring a hat trick, 6.00 on him scoring from outside the penalty box, and 2.40 on him scoring from a header. They’re also offering a special market on Cahill v Lebanon, with Cahill at 2.50, Lebanon at 3.75, and a draw at 2.25.
Australia V Lebanon Best Odds
Bookies Expecting Plenty of Socceroos Goals
The Aussies are almost unbackable 1.19 favourites at Madbookie despite struggling in front of goal against South Korea on Saturday. Massimo Luongo scored a last-gasp equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw for the Socceroos despite the fact they went in with an attacking 4-3-3 formation and had 22 shots on goal to the Koreans’ 4. Manager Graham Arnold is planning to go in with the same formation in what is the Aussies’ last warmup before the 2019 Asian Cup, although he’ll have to do it without veteran striker Robbie Kruse and attacking midfielder Tom Rogic, both of who are being rested with minor injuries.
One of my top 5 moments as a Socceroo. Becoming the first Australian to score in a World Cup ????????Germany 2006 WC against Japan. pic.twitter.com/I9qbbpD3Zp— TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) 19 November 2018
Mathew Leckie and Jamie Maclaren could both be given a reprieve after failing to find the net against the Koreans, and they could be joined up front by one of Tomi Juric, Andrew Nabbout, Awer Mabil, or uncapped Martin Boyle. Nabbout was named on Saturday for the first time since sustaining a shoulder injury at the World Cup, but didn’t come off the bench. Palmerbet are offering 5.50 odds on him scoring against Lebanon, with Juric the favourite at 4.00, followed by Maclaren at 4.50 and Boyle and Cahill at 5.00 apiece.