Bahrain vs Iran
World Cup Qualification Asia
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Bahrain National Stadium (Riffa).
It has been almost a decade since Bahrain last got the better of this foe in any competition. With Iran showing no signs of slowing down, a defeat is certainly looming large for the hosts this week.
Bahrain vs Iran Head to head (h2h)
- Their last encounter saw Iran win by a 2-0 scorecard.
- Four of their previous eleven games have ended in a tie.
- Only one of their last five clashes have finished as a stalemate.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in two of their past five matchups.
- None of their last three games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
Bahrain vs Iran Prediction
The hosts have got off to an impressive start in their campaign, and are currently third in the table with four points to their name. Their previous home match saw them share the spoils with Iraq, following which they were able to pull off a narrow 1-0 win over Cambodia.
Their counterparts for the week, Iran, made full use of their home advantage last week to register a whopping 14-0 victory against Cambodia. Seven different players got their names on the scoresheet for the visitors in that matchup, while their foes were able to take just two feeble shots at goal, only one of which was on target.
Furthermore, the away side are currently boasting an impressive two-match winning streak in the group, and are sporting a two-point cushion at the top as well. It is also worth mentioning that Iran have not admitted defeat in any of their last five outings in all competitions either.
On the other hand, Bahrain are without a win in their previous four games on home soil. Given the dominant run of form that the away side are on, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Iran at the end of the ninety minutes.
Additionally, the visitors have kept a clean sheet just once in their last six visits to this venue and have been conceding a goal or more in each of their previous two trips here in a running. Taking into account that the hosts have found the back of the net in each of their group stage clashes so far, count on Bahrain to go down swinging and to grab a consolation goal at the least.
Bahrain vs Iran Betting tips
Iran to win @ 9/20 (1.45)
Both teams to score @ 8/5 (2.60).