China vs Maldives
World Cup Qualifier
Date: Friday, 11 June 2021
Kick-off 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Sharjah Stadium (Sharjah).
A must win game for China as their chance to remain in the World Cup qualifier rely on results elsewhere.
With Syria confirmed as group winners after pulling 8 points clear at the top, China need a win here to stay in the race for best runners-up.
A win here will take them to 16 points and it will be good enough even if they lose in the final group game on 15th June to Syria.
Meanwhile, Maldives are 4th in the standings, still in the race for 3rd spot with Philippines. But a defeat here combined with Philippines winning against Guam will end their hopes.
Maldives have conceded heavily in the group phase, 14 so far, 11 of them came courtesy of China and Syria.
China vs Maldives Head-to-head
China won all 5 h2h meetings with Maldives so far.
While the score-line was 5-0 in the reverse of the same fixture, China handed Maldives one of their worst defeats in the 2001 qualifying stage with a 10-1 score-line.
And that was the only occasion Maldives managed to score a goal in this head-to-head duel.
China vs Maldives Prediction
This game has a comfortable win for China written all over it and all Maldives can hope for is to minimize the margin of defeat, something that India managed to do against Qatar over the two legs of qualifiers.
For bettors, there is no value on most markets, but I will recommend taking a shot at the under 5.5 goal market. The odds of 1.75 are decent and let’s hope for a bad day for the Chinese strikers.
China vs Maldives Betting Tips
Under 5.5 goals @ 1.75 odd.
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