Bet This United Arab Emirates vs. Australia Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifying Parlay at (+225)

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Australia's midfielder Ajdin Hrustic (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2022 Qatar World Cup Asian Qualifiers. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

We have just two 2022 Qatar World Cup playoff games remaining, this being the final Asian qualifier and Costa Rica vs. New Zealand in just over a week’s time.

The UAE is looking to make their first World Cup appearance since 1990 and this is their first playoff final appearance to do so since 2001. Australia has pretty much been World Cup regulars since 2006. Let’s check out what is our soccer pick for this important matchup.

United Arab Emirates vs. Australia

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 – 02:00 PM EDT at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Australia: Soccer Analysis

Australia last failed to make a World Cup back in 2002 giving them four appearances in a row, their best achievement being a first-round knockout by Italy back in 2006. The Socceroos have had to enter five Intercontinental playoffs since 1990 and they are no stranger to this format and path to the World Cup.

Many people might be writing the Australians off here as the game being played in Doha (Qatar) might be suited much better to close neighbors in the UAE. But Australia has played two-thirds of their matches since 2021 in Qatar due to COVID restrictions back in Australia. They have become accustomed to the difficult playing conditions in the Middle East, and we don’t see this being a factor in this game.

The one concern for the Australians here is the fact their recent road form has not been good with just one win in their last five games. They drew with Oman and China, despite being -140 on both occasions, and last time out, suffered a defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia (although they were set as underdogs at the betting odds for that game).

United Arab Emirates: Soccer Analysis

The UAE is no stranger to upsetting bigger nations. They already disposed of South Korea to get to this stage of the qualifying round. For context, they were +500 to beat them on the day. The UAE also caused an upset against the Socceroos back in 2019 in the Asian Cup with a 1-0 victory, also at odds of +500.

The UAE has been strong under new Argentinian coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena. He has a lot of experience in the UAE having managed two national club teams in the past 10 years. He has won, lost, and tied one game apiece since he was appointed coach.

United Arab Emirates vs. Australia: Betting Odds and Pick

Our original pick for this game was Australia to win and Under 3.5 Goals, and we still wouldn’t put anybody off that play, but at +120 you're almost better off doing Australia straight win at -120.

There is much better value to be found in Australia to win and Under 2.5 goals at +225 with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review).

What to Expect From Australia

There is no doubt the UAE will be a tough team to beat but we believe Australia will have a lot of fight in them, even if they often do underwhelm fans and supporters with some below-par results.

We expect this to be a tight affair with the winning team staking their place at this year’s Qatar World Cup in November.

Interestingly, the pre-match favorite has been unbeaten in Australia’s previous 20 matches in all competitions, a good sign for Australian bettors.

What to Expect From United Arab Emirates

The UAE at +400 to win isn’t the worst set of odds and to be honest. If we could get +500/+550 then we believe they might be the better value pick here, but right now at +400, it’s just a little low on value in our eyes.

All four previous games between these teams ended Under 1.5 goals with two goalless ties and two 1-0 wins a piece.

Understandably the UAE seem to be in much better form right now, but we find it hard to sway from an Australian team who has proved time and time again they know how to get the job done in the final World Cup qualification stage.

Soccer Parlay Picks

  • Australia to Win (-130)
  • Under 2.5 Goals at (-140)

Score Prediction: UAE 0 - Australia 1

Soccer Pick: Two-Legged Parlay (+225) at BetOnline

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