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Australia are unbeaten in their last 6 matches against Saudi Arabia (Getty Images).
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Stewart Walsh 29 Mar 2022
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Saudi Arabia vs Australia Tips


With World Cup qualification wrapped up Saudi Arabia can cap the group stage off with a high when they host Australia. The Socceroos have a good away record but the Saudis are tough to beat at home, which is why they are tipped to draw.
  • Saudi Arabia vs Australia Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Saudi Arabia Form
  • Saudi Arabia Squad & Team News
  • Australia Form
  • Australia Squad & Team News
  • Saudi Arabia vs Australia FAQs

  • Saudi Arabia have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Saudi Arabia are unbeaten in 8 of their last 9 home matches (all competitions).
  • Australia have drawn 3 of their last 5 matches (World Cup Qualifiers).
  • Australia are unbeaten in 4 of their last 5 matches (World Cup Qualifiers).
  • Australia are unbeaten in their last 6 matches against Saudi Arabia (all competitions).

Head to Head


Australia have a 4-0 record in this fixture with two draws in six encounters.

Saudi Arabia Form


Saudi Arabia have confirmed their place in Qatar 2022. 

After consecutive 1-0 wins over Vietnam and Oman, they suffered a 2-0 loss to Japan.

They then picked up a 1-1 draw away to China which proved to be enough to book their place in a second consecutive World Cup.

Saudi Arabia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Mohammed Al-Owais, Fawaz Al-Qarni, Mohammed Al Rubaie, Amin Bukhari
Defenders: Yasser Al-Shahrani, Mohammed Al-Breik, Saud Abdulhamid, Hassan Tambakti, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Ziyad Al-Sahafi, Abdullah Madu, Moteb Al-Harbi, Ahmed Sharahili
Midfielders: Fahad Al-Muwallad, Salman Al-Faraj, Salem Al-Dawsari, Hattan Bahebri, Mohamed Kanno, Abdulaziz Al-Bishi, Abdulrahman Ghareeb, Sami Al-Najei, Ali Al-Hassan, Abdulrahman Al-Aboud, Khalid Al-Ghannam
Forwards: Firas al-Buraikan, Saleh Al-Shehri

Australia Form


Australia will finish third in the group and will need to go via the play-offs to qualify for the World Cup.

A series of draws saw them slip down to third in the group, before their hopes of automatic qualification were dashed in a 2-0 loss at home to Japan.

Australia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Mathew Ryan, Danny Vukovic, Andrew Redmayne
Defenders: Trent Sainsbury, Aziz Behich, Miloš Degenek, Ryan McGowan, Rhyan Grant, Alex Wilkinson, Fran Karačić, Joel King, Nathaniel Atkinson, 
Midfielders: James Jeggo, Ajdin Hrustic, Kenny Dougall, Connor Metcalfe, Denis Genreau, Gianni Stensness, Ben Folami 
Forwards: Mathew Leckie, Awer Mabil, Mitchell Duke, Martin Boyle, Marco Tilio, Nicholas D'Agostino, Bruno Fornaroli

Midfielder Tom Rogic will miss with an ankle injury, while fellow midfielders Aaron Mooy, Riley McGree and Jackson Irvine are also set to miss.

Despite named in the squad, striker Jamie Maclaren has returned to Australia to get married and will miss this clash.

Defender Kye Rowles was pulled from the squad after testing positive to coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia vs Australia FAQs

Where can I watch the Saudi Arabia vs Australia live stream?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the Saudi Arabia vs Australia live stream.

What time does Saudi Arabia vs Australia start?

The game is being played at King Abdullah Sports City at 05:00 AEST on Wednesday, March 29. 

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Verdict

Saudi Arabia have a strong record at home and with Australia seeing plenty of draws lately, this one is tipped to end all square.

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