Hong Kong vs Iraq
World Cup Qualifier
Date: Friday, 11 June 2021
Kick-off 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Al Muharraq Stadium (Arad).
Iraq set out for a much needed win to concrete their place at the top of Group B when they meet Hong Kong on Friday.
The Lions of Mesopotamia have been impressive in the qualifying campaign and they bagged 14 points so far. Their most important result is the 2-1 win over arch rivals Iran, the team they lead by 2 points at this stage of the tournament.
A win here will set an exciting final day of group games with the third placed Bahrain also in the mix, but most importantly Iraq will still go through the next round of qualifiers since the 14 points in their bag already place them as one of the best runner-up in the phase.
Hong Kong are coming on the back of a 1-3 defeat to Iran and they have managed only 1 win in the competition, that was against Cambodia and will finish 4th in the table regardless of their results in the final 2 games.
Hong Kong vs Iraq Head-to-head
The reverse of the corresponding fixture was the first ever meeting between Iraq and Hong Kong that ended 2-0 for the Lions of Mesopotamia.
Hong Kong vs Iraq Prediction
Probably, this is the best we have seen from Iraqi football team and they look like a strong group with quality and high work rate in all departments of the field.
Proper match exposure has been a problem for the Mesopotamians in the previous editions of the competition, but this time they seem to have found a fix and quite evident from the results bagged so far.
Hong Kong likes to defend deep and I cannot see them troubling the Iraq defense to any extent.
Therefore, Iraq to win to nil is the best option, but for the merit of odds, we can shoot for Over 3.5 goals in the match priced at 2.20 odd.
For a safer option, one can back Iraq to win by -1.5 Asian Handicap for 1.44 odd.
Hong Kong vs Iraq Betting Tips
Over 3.5 goals @ 2.20 odd.
Iraq -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 odd.
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