Preview: Australia VS Uzbekistan

Australia will lock horns against Uzbekistan at the Al Janoub Stadium in their final group-stage match of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup on Tuesday.

Australia national football team (also known as Socceroos) and Uzbekistan national football team meet again 5 years after the Playoffs match which Australia won 0-0. Australia national football team are having a solid run at the moment winning their matches against Syria, India, Bahrain, Palestine, Bangladesh and New Zealand so they’ll try to extend their winning streak with a victory over Uzbekistan national football team. They have been defending decently lately having 6 consecutive clean sheets.

Uzbekistan national football team are approaching the match in a good mood as well after claiming a 0-3 win in Group Round against India extending their unbeaten streak to 9 matches. They have been flawless defensively having 3 consecutive clean sheets.

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Australia are on a winning streak – they have won Syria, India, Bahrain, Palestine, Bangladesh and New Zealand in their previous 6 matches while Uzbekistan have won India in their previous match. Overall, Australia have won 13 of their last 20 matches, losing 6 and drawing 1, while Uzbekistan have won 11 of their last 20 matches, losing 4 and drawing 5.

Australia have won 6 times (0-1 against Syria on 18th of January, 2-0 against India on 13th of January, 0-2 against Bahrain on 6th of January, 0-1 against Palestine on 21st of November, 7-0 against Bangladesh on 16th of November and 2-0 against New Zealand on 18th of October) in their most recent 6 matches.

Uzbekistan have won 4 times (0-3 against India on 18th of January, 0-1 against Palestine on 7th of January, 1-4 against Kyrgyzstan on 25th of December and 1-3 against Turkmenistan on 16th of November) and drew twice (0-0 against Syria on 14th of January and 2-2 against Iran on 21st of November) in their most recent 6 matches.


Australia and Uzbekistan have met once since January 2019. Australia have won that match. The most recent match between them took place on January 21, 2019 at the Playoffs of Asian Cup where Australia won 0-0. Australia have scored 0 goals in these 1 head-to-head match in total and Uzbekistan have also scored 0.

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