The Caltex Socceroos will tackle Cameroon for the very first time when they meet in the Confederations Cup on Friday morning (AEST).
We crunched the Opta stats to compare the recent performances of the two sides in some key areas.
Including their first outing in the Confederations Cup, Australia have played 10 games in the last year, while Cameroon have had 12 matches.
Australia have scored 16 goals in their 10 games, while Cameroon have managed just 11 in their 12 matches.
Australia have scored the first goal six times while Cameroon have done so on three occasions.
Cameroon have fired off 96 shots, 34 of which (35%) have been on target.
Australia have taken slightly fewer shots at goal with 91, but 44 of those (48%) have been on target.
The African champions have been impressive defensively, conceding just 13 goals in their 12 games.
The Caltex Socceroos have let in 15 goals in their 10 matches.
Australia have the upper hand here - they average 537 passes per game.
Cameroon play an average of just 310 passes per game.
The Caltex Socceroos find their mark more often too, passing at 83% accuracy, compared to 76% by Cameroon.
Once again, the Australians come out on top here.
They average 17 tackles per game, compared to just 11 by Cameroon.
It's fairly even in this metric with Cameroon conceding an average of 16 fouls per game and Australia 15.
Both teams have been fouled an average of 11 times per match.
The offside flag has been raised against Australian attackers 21 times in their 10 games.
Cameroon's number is much lower; they've been caught offside just 10 times in 12 outings.
The Caltex Socceroos have been good in this area, picking up just twelve bookings in their ten games.
By contrast, Cameroon have received 21 yellow cards in their 12 matches, and also had a man sent off.
But Cameroon haven't conceded a single penalty, while Australia have given up two.
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