Group B Asian Cup 2019 odds
Who will win the Asian Cup 2019 – Group B?
AFC Asian Cup 2019
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the AFC. Where the winning team becomes the champions of Asia and qualifies for the 2021 FIFA Confederation Cup. The 2019 AFC Asian Cup will be the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup. This edition will be the first time that 24 teams will participate in the finals instead of 16. The tournament will start on the 5th of January and end on February 1.
Group B consists of four teams including the defending Asian Cup champions Australia. The other teams are- Syria, Palestine, and Jordan.
Captain: Mile Jedinak
Head Coach: Graham Arnold
Australia has been a part of five FIFA World Cups including the last four editions. They are the only national team to have been a champion of two confederations. They won the OFC Nations Cup four times before joining the AFC in 2006. Since then, they have played in all three Asian Cup and made it to the final twice. They became the champions of the last Asian Cup after beating South Korea in the final on home soil. They are currently ranked 36th in the FIFA World Rankings.
Captain: Firas Al Khatib
Head Coach: Bernd Stange
Syria has never qualified for a FIFA World Club. But this edition of Asian Cup will be their 6th appearance in the Asian Cup finals. They have a poor record of being knocked out from the group stages every time they were able to qualify. However, that could change this time as they have performed well in the qualifiers for the tournament as they won 6 out of 8 matches played. They are currently ranked 73rd in the FIFA World Rankings.
Captain: Abdelatif Bahdari
Head Coach: Noureddine Ould Ali (Caretaker)
Palestine is yet to qualify for a FIFA World Cup. The first time they qualified for an Asian Cup was in 2015. They lost all of their matches in the tournament and were knocked out from the group stages. This edition will be their 2nd appearance and they are expected to perform better since they didn’t lose any game from early 2016 to February 2018. They are currently ranked 99th in the FIFA World Rankings.
Captain: Amer Shafi
Head Coach: Jamal Abu-Abed
Jordan has never qualified for a FIFA World Cup. They qualified for the Asian Cup three times before this edition including the last two Asian Cups. Their best record in the Asian Cup is reaching the Quarter Finals in the 2004 and 2011 editions. They are currently ranked 110th in the FIFA World Rankings.