Afghanistan vs Qatar
World Cup Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Central Republican Stadium.
Qatar has a spot in the World Cup secured due to them being the host nation. However, with their ambitious mindset, it would be considered scandalous for the squad to take the qualifiers on a light note. This Tuesday, the reigning Asian Champions will do their best on the pitch to secure the three points against this misfiring Afghanis.
Afghanistan vs Qatar Head-to-head (h2h)
- The two have locked horns once this decade, and it was in the reverse fixture of this game. Then, the Qataris won at home, 6-0.
Afghanistan vs Qatar Prediction
Afghanistan will be dejected how their latest fixture in the qualification tournament turned out. Aided with the home advantage, the team looked all set to post the three points on the board, against India. Both squads were desperate for the win and fought it out on the pitch to secure their objective.
The hosts made major inroads just before halftime, as they found the back of the net, to wide cheers from the crowd. Thereafter, the team defended well to protect their slender lead, and the visitors started to lose hope.
But once the match entered its home stretch, the Blue Tigers woke up and fought fiercely like never before. The attitude saw the result, as in the 90+3rd minute, the score was equalized by the guests, which then was held on till the end.
The Asian Cup title-holders meanwhile, did not pay much heed to their away handicap, as they ran away with a victory against Bangladesh, to keep their unbeaten streak alive. With the win, the team maintained their position at the top of the table, and coupled with their triumph in the continental extravaganza, are firm favorites to put on a good show in 2022.
The coming match-day, once again the away handicap will not play many roles, taking into consideration the respective forms of the squads. Qatar is invincible in their prior five match-ups, and won four of them, whereas their opposite number has one victory from the last eight attempts, and two from their previous fourteen.
Most importantly, consider the manner how the reverse leg turned out to be. One after the other, the Qataris put six unanswered goals into the opposition net, and this qualifying run has seen the current Asian champions on the devastating form.
They have scored a total of ten goals so far, while letting in just one, while their counterparts conceded ten, in return for scoring two. Qatar also scored twice or more in their preceding three fixtures and kept clean sheets in four of their last five.
Bringing all the above-mentioned observations under the microscope, expect a convincing victory for Qatar this Tuesday.
Afghanistan vs Qatar Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Qatar/ Qatar @ 1.40 (2/5)
Qatar -2, -2.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.67 (2/3).