Kuwait vs Australia Betting Predictions
October 09, 2018
It will be their first game since losing 2-0 to Peru in their final group game at World Cup 2018 in Russia.
The game is the first of three scheduled friendlies to take place ahead of the AFC Asian Cup in January 2019, in which the Socceroos have been drawn in a group alongside Jordan, Palestine and Syria.
Australia have a mixed record against the Kuwaitis, with four wins, two draws and five defeats, although they easily won 4-1 in their most recent meeting when the teams met in the Socceroos opening group game of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup campaign in Melbourne. Despite having slightly the better of things against Australia historically, Kuwait are certainly not the regional force of old.
The game represents Graham Arnold’s first in charge of the Socceroos and will take place after his squad has completed a short training camp in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Arnold has shown a desire to search far and wide for talent as he seeks to freshen up the squad he inherited. Melbourne Victory youngster Thomas Deng, Scottish-born winger Martin Boyle, PEC Zwolle playmaker Denis Genreau and the Kenya-born Awer Mabil at Denmark’s Midtjylland have all been selected as uncapped players to face Kuwait.
Kuwait has won just one of their last 14 matches (a 2-0 victory against Palestine), so it’s no great surprise to see that the Socceroos are firm favourites to win the game. The ‘Match Result’ betting odds with Unibet have Kuwait priced at 5.50, the draw at 4.75 and Australia at 1.45.
Perhaps a better option for those seeking value is to bet on the ‘Win to Nil’ betting market, with Australia being 2.18 with Unibet to win the game and keep a clean sheet.
Although the Kuwaitis have found the back of the net in each of their last four games, they failed to register in nine of their previous 10 international matches. Australia should have the quality and the determination under a new coach to shut them out again.
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