Afghanistan vs India
World Cup Qualification AFC
Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Central Republican Stadium.
With Qatar showing no signs of slowing down, and Oman giving tough competition for the second spot, both Afghanistan and India are desperate. They need this victory at any cost. However, with home advantage, and the recent struggles of the Indians, a home win seems more likely.
Afghanistan vs India Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, India won 2-1.
- In the last 13 years, not a single road win has been posted.
- However, the Afghans have won just once in this period as well.
- In fact, five of the previous six wins went to India.
- Six of the preceding eight fixtures failed to have both teams on the scoresheet together.
- At home, the Afghans possess a 100% win record and have not conceded a goal yet.
Afghanistan vs India Prediction
The latest appearance of Afghanistan at home was against Bangladesh. Due to the form shown by the toppers of the group, the match was an almost must-win one for the Afghans, and deliver it they did.
Against a formidable performance by the guests, the home team held on with sheer determination. They were able to find the back of the net in the 27th minute, and they held on with dear life to the lead. The Bangladeshi contingent, for whom the victory was mandatory as well, tried their best to break down the home defense. But admirably, the hosts prevailed and secured the win with the 1-0 scorecard.
Indians had even more of an impressive evening as they took on Asian champions Qatar, that too on the road, and still managed to come out unscathed. After ninety minutes of thrilling gameplay, both teams could find the back of the net, and spoils were shared.
This Thursday, an exciting, competitive game is on the cards, as a win is a must. This will obviously lead to tension, mistakes, and ultimate goals. For Afghanistan, they are placed third in the table and have the home advantage. For the Indians, it’s a decades-long wait and prayers of a billion. There’s no chance the match would end without checking the BTTS box.
However, coming to a result, the home advantage should play a major role. Not a single away win has been posted in h2h games so far, and India is yet to even find the back of the net on Afghan soil in such encounters. Moreover, for quite some time, India has been struggling to perform overall, as well as on the road.
As such, count on a win by Afghanistan this match-day.
Afghanistan vs India Betting Tips
To Win: Afghanistan @ 3.10
Both Teams to Score @ 1.66.