AR U23 vs AU U23 Dream11 Prediction: Australia’s Olyroos will begin their Tokyo Olympics campaign against Argentina on Thursday night at the Sapporo Dome on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The Olyroos have never won a medal at the Olympics before, with their best finish a fourth-placing at the 1992 Barcelona Games. Their opponents Argentina have won the gold medal on two occasions in 2004 and 2008, while also picking up the silver medal in 1996.
Australia come into the tournament on the back of a 1-0 victory over New Zealand U23 in their final preparatory game last week. Mitchelle Duke scored the sole goal in the third minute. Argentina played out a 2-2 draw with South Korea U23 last week. Alexis Mac Allister and Fernando Valenzuela scored in both halves for the South Americans, with Lee Dong-Gyeong and Eom Won-Sang equalizing on each occasion. This will be the third time both nations have met at the Olympic Games and Argentina have picked up a 1-0 victory on both previous occasions.
Date: 22 July, Thursday
Time: 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
Where to watch Argentina vs Australia Live Score and Live Stream? No live streaming in India.
Argentina – D-W-W-L-W
Australia – W-L-L-L-L
Head-to-head (two meetings)
Argentina Wins- 02
Australia Wins– 00
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury or suspension issue before coming into this match.
Expected changes and Strategy: Coach Fernando Batista named his final 22-man squad on 1 July 2021. The squad is dominated by players plying their trade in the Argentine Primera Liga.
Hernan De La Fuente
Alexis Mac Allister
Injury Report and Unavailability: Like Argentina, Australia also have their complete squad before coming into this clash.
Expected changes and Strategy: Mitchell Duke is the only over-age player in Australia’s squad that also includes Harry Souttar of Stoke City.
Ezequiel Ponce: Ponce has 9 goals and a total of 23 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 37.58%. He had a total of 13 big chances. He has a total of 3 assist, 10 key passes and he created a total of 14 chances.
Mitchell Duke: Duke has 6 goals and a total of 19 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 34.45%. He had a total of 9 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 5 key passes and he created a total of 10 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Reno Piscopo: Piscopo has 2 goal and a total of 14 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 25.62%. He had a total of 5 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 3 key passes and he created a total of 6 chances.
Defenders: Herrera, Medina, Rowles, Atkinson
Midfielders: Mac Allister, Colombatto, Piscopo, Genreau
Attackers: Ponce, Duke
Argentina will be keen to get off to a speedy start in a tricky-looking section, particularly with a mouthwatering clash against Spain looming on the near horizon. Their greater experience and run of pre-tournament form – which contrasts wildly with the Olyroos’ recent woes – should comfortably see them over the line in a game where they are set to boss both possession and territory throughout. In our AR U23 vs AU U23 Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 2-0 win for Argentina in this match.