Sixty-two places separate Australia and Jordan in FIFA's world rankings, but a win for the Socceroos in Amman on Tuesday night is far from a formality, according to coach Holger Osieck.
Following their 3-0 trouncing of Lebanon last week, Osieck's men are in a confident mood ahead of the World Cup qualifier, where Australia could take a giant leap towards a place in Brazil in 2014.
One of three teams on two points in Group B, a win in Amman would put Australia in a commanding position, particularly with three of their last four matches to be played at home.
Standing in their way is a Jordan side anchored to the bottom of the section, but one that will be difficult to conquer, according to Osieck.
"They play, at times, some very, very high level football," said the german at the pre-match press conference.
"We had a good game against Lebanon, but don't get deceived by the score, we had to work for it very hard and our boys performed very well."
Australia and Jordan have never met at senior international level, though the Olyroos (Under 23s) did post a 4-0 triumph in an Olympic Games qualifier five years ago at the venue for Tuesday's match.
Jordan hasn't hosted an opponent of the Socceroos stature since back-to-back friendlies against Sweden and Cote d'Ivoire in January 2005.
As such, the 20,000 capacity of the King Abdullah International Stadium is sure to be tested for one of the most significant fixtures of Jordan's football history, with tickets selling for around $5.
Jordan's situation is the most desperate of any team in Group B, following their 1-1 draw at home to Iraq and 6-0 hammering at the hands of Japan in June.
Coach Adnan Hamad, an Iraqi who has twice been in charge of Iraq sides to have defeated Australia firstly at the 2004 Olympic Games and most recently in qualification for the 2010 World Cup, believes his men are capable of causing an upset.
And he doesn't expect this to be the match toughest Jordan will face in qualification.
"There's a lot of games we played before and in the fourth round (of qualifiers), all the matches are difficult," said Hamad.