Malaysia vs UAE
World Cup Qualification Asia
Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Kick-off at 13:45 UK / 14:45 CET
Venue: Bukit Jalil National Stadium (Kuala Lumpur).
Malaysia featured in a five-goal thriller against Indonesia in their opener which saw the hosts come out on top at the last blast of the whistle with a narrow 3-2 scoreline. There was certainly no dearth of excitement or drama in that matchup with the home team mustering a comeback and subsequently slotting the winning goal in the dying minutes of stoppage time.
UAE are the only team left to play a qualifier in Group G and have a game in hand over the rest. The squad reached the semi-finals of the Asia Cup earlier this year, where they lost to the eventual champions Qatar, and have since been preparing themselves by engaging in a series of friendlies.
Moreover, the visitors have also tasted defeat just once since the start of this year and will be hoping to hit the ground running when they lock horns with Malaysia on Tuesday.
Malaysia vs UAE Head to head (h2h)
- Four of the last five meetings have seen Malaysia at the losing end.
- Their previous encounter saw UAE win with a 2-1 scorecard.
- UAE have hit the back of the net eighteen times from their last four games while Malaysia have responded with just the one.
- Three out of their previous five clashes have seen over 2.5 goals on the charts.
Malaysia vs UAE Prediction
The home team showed real conviction in their opener last week and are currently on a three-match winning streak across various competitions. However, it needs mentioning that their counterparts are no easy side to brush past and are likely to give Malaysia a run for their money.
Furthermore, the hosts have not been able to get the better of this opponent in any of their last five head to head clashes in a row either, and have alarmingly conceded seventeen goals from their previous two alone.
Taking into account that Malaysia were almost forced to share the spoils in their last clash, that too against a much more inferior side, UAE are certainly sizing up as the strong favorites to walk away with all three points in the bag this week.
Additionally, the away side have got their names on the scoresheet, before the break, in each of their previous two games against the Malaysians.
Adding these to the fact that the hosts were breached in the first half of their most recent fixture as well, expect UAE to go searching for an early goal and to find it before the end of the opening forty-five minutes, without fail.
Malaysia vs UAE Betting tips
UAE to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
To score in the first half: UAE @ 1.60 (3/5).