FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Australia vs Palestine: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Atawaris WarsiAtawaris Warsi
November 19 2023
Australia vs Palestine

Australia registered a dominant win against Bangladesh

Australia’s Socceroos charge into the Second Round of FIFA Men’s World Cup qualification, fueled by a resounding 7-0 victory over Bangladesh. Eager to extend their winning streak, the team faces Palestine in Kuwait on Tuesday. This marks their seventh encounter, with memories of a convincing 3-0 triumph in the AFC Asian Cup 2019. 

Originally slated for the West Bank, the match was relocated due to heightened regional tensions. Despite the change in venue, the clash promises to be a fierce contest as Australia navigates a challenging Group I alongside Palestine, Lebanon, and the winner of Bangladesh and Maldives.


Tuesday, 21 November 2023 at (7:30 PM IST)

Location: Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait


Australia (in all competitions): W-W-L-D-L

Palestine (in all competitions): D-L-L-L-D

Player to Watch

Ataa Jaber (Palestine)

Ataa Jaber, the Arab-Israeli football talent, commands the midfield as a defensive force for Azerbaijan Premier League’s Neftçi Baku. With precision and skill, Ataa Jaber contributes to the team’s strategies, showcasing his prowess in one of Azerbaijan’s top football clubs and adding a dynamic element to their midfield lineup.

Harry Souttar (Australia)

In Thursday night’s 7-0 victory over Bangladesh in the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup qualifier, Harry Souttar showcased his aerial prowess with the opening goal, marking his ninth international goal. The towering defender now stands just one goal away from equaling the all-time Socceroos record for goals among defenders, underscoring his impact on both ends of the pitch. It will be a daunting task for Palestine to break through.

Match Facts

  • Both teams have faced each other 6 times
  • Australia have won 4 out of those, lost 1 and 1 match resulted in a draw
  • Due to the ongoing Israel-Palestine crisis, the match will be played in Kuwait Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait

Injury and Team News Australia vs Palestine

In a strategic move for the qualifying campaign, the Socceroos have implemented roster adjustments, notably excluding seasoned players Degenek and Redmayne. Head coach Graham Arnold is steering the team towards a future-oriented vision.

The national football team’s head coach wanted to include Ibrahim Abuimeir, Khaled Al-Nabris, and Ahmed Al-Kayed but couldn’t due to the ongoing crisis.

Head to Head

Matches: 6

Australia: 4

Palestine: 1

Draw: 1

Predicted Lineup

Australia Predicted lineup:

Ryan, Miller, Souttar, Curcati, A. Behich, Boyle, Baccus, Luongo, Bos, Metcalfe, Duke

Palestine Predicted lineup:

Hamadeh, Saldana, Termanini, Saleh, Abu Warda, Al-Batat, Seyam, Yameen, Dabagh, Chihadeh, Jaber

Match Prediction

Australia are expected to win the match by a comfortable margin. Palestine is already facing a war crisis and is missing a lot of their players.

Prediction: Australia 3-1 Palestine


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