Socceroos coach Graham Arnold is predicting a strong response from his players against Palestine after their disappointing Asian Cup opening performance.
Defending champions Australia will head into Friday's match in Dubai bottom of Group B after their 1-0 loss to Jordan in Al Ain last Sunday.
Arnold has declared attacking midfielder Tom Rogic will start against the Palestinians despite breaking a bone in his left hand against Jordan.
The news is not so good on fullback Josh Risdon (groin) and striker Andrew Nabbout (groin).
"Risdon out, Nabbout is probably out, Rogic in," Arnold said when asked about the injured trio.
"He's got a broken hand, you know that. But we expect him to play. He's got two great legs."
Risdon is almost certain to be replaced by Rhyan Grant on the right side of defence but otherwise Arnold isn't expected to make many changes to the team which fell to world No.109 Jordan.
"I expect a reaction," Arnold said.
"There were a lot of good things in the Jordan game.
"Obviously they parked the bus and made it hard for us but there was a lot of good stuff that we showed.
"I've seen the hurt after the game and I've seen the motivation. They're on the edge, they're ready to go. It's all about a reaction."
With Jamie Maclaren likely to start once more in the absence of Nabbout, winger Robbie Kruse is probably the only starter from the Jordan game who'd be feeling nervous about his position.
The 30-year-old is facing pressure to keep his spot from Chris Ikonomidis after the Perth Glory attacker came on to good effect in the second-half of the Jordan clash.
Palestine head into the clash on a high after a battling 0-0 draw with Syria in Sharjah.
That point was the embattled Arab nation's first in tournament football and came despite a red card to defender Mohammed Saleh in the second half.
Saleh will be suspended for Friday's clash, forcing Palestine coach Noureddine Ould Ali into at least one change to his team.
Syria coach Bernd Stange described Palestine's defence akin to "running into a wall" after their match and it's expected Australia will face a similarly deep-set team at the Rashid Stadium.
"This next game we've got to come out and fight," Arnold said.
"The first part of it in a football match is the football quality where we've got the edge over that but it's about the fight as well.
"We've got to show the same desire (as Palestine). Match that fight and then we'll win the football game."