Tokyo Olympics 2021 Football: Argentina U-23 vs Australia U-23 Match Preview and Prediction

In the men’s football event, Australia U-23 and Argentina U-23 will head-to-head in their first game of Tokyo Olympics 2021 on Thursday.

Tokyo Olympics Men's Football: Match Details

Group C: Australia U-23 vs Argentina U-23 
Date: 22 July 2021
Location: Sapporo Dome, Tokyo
Kick-off: 7:30 pm (Japan Standard Time) 

Argentina and Australia have come into the tournament through a great journey, Australia with a 1-0 over New Zealand, while Argentina had to settle for a 2-2 draw with South Korea U23 last week.

Argentina U-23 team
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Argentina is one of the most successful teams in the Olympics and has won two gold medals, while Australia are yet to win one. Australia will go into their opening game against Argentina in the Olympics of football tournament with a point to prove.

Argentina vs Australia: Head-to-Head Record in Olympics

Both the nations have met twice at Olympics, with Argentina winning both the games with a 1-0 margin.

Andres D'Alessandro scored a solitary goal for Argentina at Athens in a Group C fixture. Ezequiel Lavezzi was the one who scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Australia at the Rio Olympics 2016. 

This will be their third meeting as both the teams will be in search of a win.

Argentina U23 Form Guide: D-W-W-L-W

Australia U23 Form Guide: W-L-L-L-L

Australia vs Argentina Olympics 2021 U-23 Football: Predicted Lineup

Argentina Predicted XI (4-3-3): Jeremias Ledesma (GK); Nehuen Perez, Hernan De La Fuente, Facundo Medina, Marcelo Herrera; Fausto Vera, Santiago Colombatto, Carlos Valenzuela; Adolfo Gaich, Ezequiel Ponce, Alexis Mac Allister

Australia Predicted XI (4-3-3): Tom Glover (GK); Nathaniel Atkinson, Kye Rowles, Harry Soutar, Thomas Deng; Keanu Baccus, Riley McGree, Denis Genreau; Daniel Arzani, Mitchell Duke, Reno Piscopo

Argentina vs Australia Olympics 2021 U-23 Football: Prediction

Argentina have a great history at Olympics going by the fact that La Albiceleste are two-time gold medallists at this level. Meanwhile, Australia will have to be at their best if they have to secure three points in their opening game.

As we predict, La Albiceleste are by far the best team and Fernando Batista's side should not encounter many problems against an Australia U23 who struggled to win previous games.

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