Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Australia will be aiming to keep their 100% record intact when they take on Kuwait in the Asia World Cup qualifier. The Socceroos are determined to retain top position in the standings, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Thursday’s football match. Even though important duo Aaron Mooy – Tom Rogic misses the qualifier, the Group B leaders are seen as favourites to beat Kuwait.
The visitors, on the other hand, head into the game following back-to-back wins over Chinese Taipei (9-0) and Nepal (1-0), but Australia will pose a much bigger threat for Andres Carrasco’s troops. Australia do not suit Kuwait, and, taking everything into account, we believe that home win should be considered. Andres Carrasco rested several first-team regulars in a friendly with Lebanon (1-1), but he is likely to field the best possible side against the Socceroos.
Highlighted Player (Mathew Leckie):
Mathew Leckie is an Australian footballer who plays for Koln as a striker. Leckie was born on 4 February, 1991 in Melbourne and he started his youth career at Bulleen Lions. He made 37 league appearances for the Lions at senior level, scoring 15 goals for the club.
In 2009 he joined fellow Australian outfit Adelaide United and he netted eight goals in 35 league appearances for the club between 2009 and 2011. In 2011 he decided to move to Europe as he signed a contract with Bundesliga side Borussia M’gladbach. He scored first goal for the club in a 5-2 win over Aberdeen (friendly) on 9 July, 2011. In 2013 he joined FSV Frankfurt and he played 31 games for the club in the 2. Bundesliga.
On 7 May, 2014 he signed a three-year deal with Ingolstadt and he has been playing for die Schanzer ever since. Matthew Leckie has 13 caps for Australia U-20 and he made his debut for the senior team on 14 November, 2012 in a friendly against Republic of Korea. The 181-cm-tall attacker, who is capable as playing as a winger as well, has a contract with Ingolstadt which expires on 30 June, 2018.