Lebanon vs UAE
World Cup Qualification (Asia)
Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Kick-off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue:Saida International Stadium.
Lebanon is off the back of a frustrating loss at home against top of the table team Iran, where they conceded 2 goals in injury time to lose the match 2-1 despite leading the match for more than an hour.
They are set to welcome a UAE side who in their last match were bettered by South Korea through a penalty in the 37th minute, the match ended 1-0. Read our Preview, Predictions, and Betting Tips with Analysis here.
Lebanon vs UAE Head-to-head
- The Emiratis have won twice and lost once in 5 previous duels.
- Both teams have scored in 4 of the 5 games.
- A minimum of 4 goals at an average of 6 goals per match, was scored in games that had an outright winner.
- Their only previous fixture in Lebanese soil ended 3-1 in favour of the hosts.
Lebanon vs UAE Prediction and Analysis
The hosts have in no way delivered performances that are worthy of a spot in the sport’s biggest tournament. They are 6 points behind South Korea who as things stand should seal themselves a spot in Qatar next year.
However, Lebanon finds themselves in a position that qualifies them to the 4th round for a chance to compete in the inter-confederation playoffs.
UAE on the other hand is yet to register themselves a single win in this stage of the qualifiers. Despite losing against Iran and Korea Republic, the top 2 teams in the group, they have managed to gain a point against the remaining teams in the group.
They are currently 5th in the table with 3 points just a point clear of bottom place Syria and lagging behind their opponents this Tuesday by a couple of points.
Lebanon has delivered better performances over the tournament and was unlucky in their losses. After barely managing to hold on to a point against this foe, UAE are unlikely to cause major damage on the road. Hence I have backed an Asian handicap in favour of the hosts.
Despite the goal-fest in the preceding h2h matches, the teams have not managed to find the back of the net more often than they have conceded. With both teams averaging less than a goal in the tournament except at least one team to maintain a clean sheet.
Lebanon vs UAE Betting Tips
Asian Handicap 0.0, +0.5 Lebanon @ 2.05 odds.
Both teams to score – No @ 1.61 odds.