Oman vs Ecuador
Date: Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Stadium (Doha).
Ecuador will be looking to fix the poor impression after Friday’s 4-3 loss to Qatar as they take on another Asian side Oman in a low-profile friendly. The match is set to be played on Tuesday afternoon on the neutral venue of the Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha.
El Tri thus ended the two-win streak from September friendlies against Jamaica and Guatemala (2-0 apiece). The head coach Hernan Gomez was furious with his lads who obviously lacked motivation for the fighting spirit which would strengthen things up at the back against an outfit such as Qatar.
The good news for Gomez is Oman’ dismal attacking record in the most recent set of matches. The Reds bagged just three goals in last six outings, a streak that stretches back to January this year and games at Gulf Cup of Nations.
Oman vs Ecuador: Head-to-head
The two teams locked horns just once in the past.
The lone previous friendly took place a decade ago when Oman picked up a 2-0 victory on the home soil.
Oman vs Ecuador: Prediction
The Reds have generally seen a massive rise in form under the Dutch manager Pim Verbeek. They lifted the silverware at the Gulf Cup of Nations beating Palestine 1-0 in the final. They head into this unbeaten in last eight games.
Such form came mainly thanks to the rock-solid defense which saw Oman concede just a single goal in the process. The lone goal came on Saturday afternoon when Verbeek’s troops drew 1-1 to Philippines in a friendly.
Ecuador are a level above most of Oman’s recent opponents, though. El Tri are used to play a much tougher opposition in South America and the quality is no doubts on their side here. All eyes will be on the former West Ham United talisman Enner Valencia who notched a brace in the mentioned loss to Qatar on Friday.
Since just one of last nine games Oman played saw more than one goal scored, we see the Under 2.5 goals FT as the best of betting options at the 1.72 odds. You can alternatively try with the draw at the half time at the odds of 2.10.
Oman vs Ecuador: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 (11/10).