Our prediction for this match:
Australia and Jordan face each other at Al Janoub Stadium in a highly-anticipated friendly international. The Socceroos failed to secure automatic World Cup qualification, but they are surely capable of beating United Arab Emirates in the playoffs for the showpiece tournament. Fit-again striker Adam Taggart is back to the squad, with Jamie Maclaren making his return as well after missing the Saudi Arabia clash due to getting married.
Jordan, on the other hand, failed to impress in the World Cup qualifiers, and it is no surprise the bookies see them as underdogs in Wednesday’s friendly. Even though the game will be played on a neutral location, we are tempted to put our money on Australia as they are more of a team than Jordan. A man to keep an eye on in Adnan Hamad’s team will be experienced attacker Hamza Al-Dardour, who has netted 32 goals for the Jordan national team to date.
Highlighted Player (Ryan Edwards):
Despite being born in Singapore on November 17, 1993, Ryan Edwards is eligible to represent Australia in international matches. The 175-cm-tall midfielder has 18 caps with Australia U-23 and it has to be noted that he played for the Socceroos at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Speaking of his club career, Edwards is a product of AIS, the high performance sports training institution from Australia, but in 2011 he was spotted by Reading scouts.
Ryan Edwards played for the Royals at senior level, making seven appearances for the club in the league. The Australian international whore Perth Glory (loan), St. Mirren (loan), Partick Thistle and Heart of Midlothian shirts as well before signing a deal with Burton Albion in 2019.
He made his debut with the Brewers in the League One on August 3, 2019 in a 1-0 loss to Ipswich Town. His main position is attacking midfielder, but he is capable of producing fine performances at both central and right midfield as well.