Bahrain vs Azerbaijan
International – Friendlies
Date: Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Bahrain National Stadium
Being on a lossless run in their schedule, Bahrain will be much confident in defeating their rivals, Azerbaijan, in the friendly match midweek.
Bahrain vs Azerbaijan Head-to-head (h2h)
- They have met twice before and the visitors grabbed both wins.
- Azerbaijan kept a clean sheet win in the last clash at their home.
- Both teams have scored goals in the encounter hosted by Bahrain.
Bahrain vs Azerbaijan Prediction
The host has been winless in the last eight encounters in their fixtures with three draws. And their only loss in the previous ten ties was against Thailand with a narrow 0-1 loss. Moreover, they have had just two losses in the last ten home fixtures in their major tournaments. Besides that, their previous match with the Asian giants, Iraq, ended in a 1-1 draw at their home.
Bahrain had their previous encounter at home with Iraq scoring an early goal in the 9th minute. Even though Iraq had more dominance in ball possession and shots, it was the hosting contingent that was more precise with 5 out of six shots on goal. In contrast, the guest had a trip to Wales before this match and suffered a first-half defeat with an own goal. Their try to return was diminished by the Madridista Gareth Bale in the last minutes.
Having scored in six out of the last ten home ties shows that the strikers are finding their scoring legs easily in the matches. Apart from that, the visitors have lost six of the last ten away fixtures in their schedule with a draw in hand. Also, they have been going through a winless drought for the past three trips on the road with las two matches resulting in the same 2-1 loss.
Although the guest has won the h2h clash previously in 2012, it had been a long seven years and it cannot be taken into account. As such, the match will probably be won by the host and to be on the safe side it is better to pull a double chance on the results. Alongside that, we can also expect the game to see goals in the first half itself.
Bahrain vs Azerbaijan Betting tips
Over 0.5 goals in the First half @ 1.44 (4/9).
Double chance: Bahrain or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9).