90 and the draw valued at $3. 25 with odds courtesy of Bet365. With the Socceroos struggling for goals of late and the Czechs known for a strong defence, don't expect too many goals at the NV Arena with odds of less than 2. 5 goals being scored going for $1. 65. The most likely winning margin sees Czech Republic claiming a tight victory by one goal with that result valued $3. 75 and a similar winning margin going at $4. 33 for Australia. Match Preview There's no such thing as a friendly in football and with spots in the Socceroos World Cup squad on the line, expect plenty of desperation from the players out on the pitch.
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Bert van Marwijk should give fringe players a chance to prove their case for a World Cup spot with Fran Karacic and Daniel Arzani both in line for Socceroos debuts. After giving Brad Jones and Danny Vukovic a half each in the Socceroos last outing against Colombia, Mat Ryan should be restored in goal as he looks to make the spot his own. In defence, Karacic will likely start at right-back with Josh Risdon then likely given minutes in the second half as they square off for the position. Having missed both friendlies against Colombia and Norway, Trent Sainsbury and Matt Jurman should be given a chance to settle in the back line. In the middle of the park, captain Mile Jedinak may well be given a rest after his recent game for Aston Villa allowing Van Marwijk to experiment more freely with the Socceroos midfield.
Jackson Irvine, Dimi Petratos, Andrew Nabbout and Nikita Rukavytsya should all get minutes too as they look justify their place in the final squad. Up front, there's a chance Tim Cahill could get a start with the veteran striker in desperate need of match minutes after spending most of his club season on the bench.
Game Czech Republic vs Australia Date Friday June 1 Time 13:00 LOCAL / 21:00 AEDT Stream Fox Sports TV Channel & Live Stream In Australia, the game can be watched live via Foxtel Now (free two-week trial). New users can sign up for a free 14-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Airplay, Telstra TV, Playstation 4, Xbox One as well as on Google Chrome and Safari web browser. The match will also be telecast live on Foxtel via Fox Sports and picked up on free-to-air via Channel Ten's sister channel One. AUS TV channel Online stream Fox Sports/ One / One HD Foxtel Now / Foxtel Go Squads & Team News Position Australia players Goalkeepers Ryan, Jones, Vukovic Defenders Behich, Degenek, Jurman, Meredith, Risdon, Sainsbury, Karacic Midfielders Brilliante, Irvine, Jedinak, Luongo, Milligan, Mooy, Petratos, Rogic, Troisi Forwards Cahill, Juric, Kruse, Leckie, Nabbout, Rukavytsya, Arzani, Maclaren With three players set to be cut from the squad just days after this game, expect every member of this squad to be giving it their all.
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Australia vs Czech Republic: Kick-off time, TV channel, live stream, squad news & previewAustralia will be eager to get their World Cup preparations off to a perfect start when they face Czech Republic in a friendly at the NV Arena in Sankt Pölten, Austria on Friday June 1. The Socceroos now preliminary 27-man squad will be cut by four in the aftermath and there's plenty on the line for a number of Socceroos against an opponent that can't be underestimated. While Australia battled their way to Russia via play-offs, the Czech Republic failed to qualify for a third straight tournament after finishing third in a group topped by Germany. Having beaten China 4-1 in their last outing, the Karel Jarolím-coached side will be eager to put Bert van Marwijk's team to the test and sit just five places lower than the Socceroos in the FIFA world rankings.
Meanwhile, Jamie Maclaren will be desperate to impress after being called back into the squad as Tomi Juric battles a knee injury. Potential Australia starting XI: Ryan; Karacic, Sainsbury, Jurman, Behich; Irvine, Mooy, Arzani, Nabbout, Rogic; Cahill. Position Czech Republic players Goalkeepers Koubek, Pavlenka, Vaclík Defenders Bořil, Selassie, Jugas, Kadeřábek, Kalas, Novák, Suchý Midfielders Barák, Darida, Hušbauer, Jankto, Kopic, Souček, Zmrhal Forwards Krmenčík, Schick, Vydra Betting & Match OddsDespite being ranked lower than the Socceroos in the world rankings, Czech Republic will enter this friendly as slight favourites at $2. 40 with Australia sitting at $2.
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