China vs Qatar: Match Preview and Prediction

China vs Qatar: Match Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips-15th November 2016

China vs Qatar
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Asia (Group A)
Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Kick-off: 11:35 am UK
Venue: Kunming Tuodong Sports Center, Kunming.

China’s dreams of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup competition in Russia is dealt with another blow after the 2-0 defeat to Uzbekistan in the fourth round. They are in a troublesome position at the moment as they are reeling at the foot of the table with 1 point. Their only positive moment in the competition is the point earned by holding a strong Iran to a goal-less draw at home in the second round fixture. China haven’t scored a goal in the last three games since scoring 2 past Korea in the opening day of the qualifiers.

Qatar finally got their first win of the campaign as defeated Syria 1-0 at home on the fourth matchday. They lost all their previous three matches and are just above China at the foot of the table with a 2 point advantage. A win here could improve their chances for at least earning a play-off spot. While the same applies for China as well.

China vs Qatar: Live Streaming

The World Cup Qualifying match between China and Qatar can be streamed Live for FREE at AFC’s official YouTube channel. The link can be found here.

China vs Qatar: Head-to-head stats

The teams were grouped together for the second round group stage of the qualifiers. Both have won their respective home matches on that occasion, China by 2-0 and Qatar by 1-0.

It is all even while looking at the stats of head-to-head clashes between the two in previous World Cup qualifying fixtures. The teams share 2 wins and draws in the 6 meetings during the period.

While Qatar picked up 2 win in their last 4 visits to China for a World Cup Qualification fixture.

China vs Qatar: Prediction

Qatar is the definite team to back in this fixture as they are coming on the back of a morale boosting win against Russia in a friendly last week. Also, their performances in the qualifiers so far was not that bad despite failing to pick up adequate results.

While China are a team in the descendancy and will struggle to find motivation despite the match being playing at their home. The have lost in 2 of their last 4 qualifying home games against Qatar and are once again expected to go down on Tuesday.

China vs Qatar: Bet Tips

Double Chance: Draw or Qatar at 1.80
Over 1.5 goals at 1.46 (5/11).

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2 COMMENTS

  1. China’s WC qualifications have been a total disappointment. They haven’t yet won a game and the ticket to Qatar 2018 seems strongly to be in danger. Well, given China’s level, they shouldn’t be expected to reach the qualification places. For this match we can though expect very motivated Chinese players. The top organisation of Chinese football got enough of bad performances and they changed the coach in the last month. New coach is a well-known Italian Marcelo Lippi who has experience from Chinese football, coaching two seasons in Guagzhou Evergrande, one of the best club teams of China.
    Qatar isn’t any better or worse team in the field, but because of the home advantage and extra motivation ahead of new coach, I give China more than 50 % probability to win the match.

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