Oman vs Turkmenistan
AFC Asian Cup
Date: Thursday, 17th January 2019
Kick-off at 13.30 UK/ 14.30 CET
Venue: Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi).
Direct promotion from the group is impossible for both these teams now. All that remains is the four spots available for the third-placed teams in the group.
The Gulf Samba tried their very best to take something out of their previous matches in the tournament. But their rivals were far superior, and the team had to settle with losses in both fixtures. One minor positive thing the team has going is that they managed to keep the number of goals conceded, to a limit. Both their losses were for a one-goal margin.
The Greens were blown away by Japan and Uzbekistan in the Asian Cup. Their defense let seven goals past them, and team morale is at an absolute low.
Oman vs Turkmenistan Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Reds hold a 2-1 lead in h2h wins over the Emeralds.
- The Karakum Warriors have not scored more than one goal in any of their tie against this rival.
- Pim Verbeek’s men have scored in every single h2h match.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in all official matches.
Oman vs Turkmenistan Prediction
Ahmet Atayew and his boys seem to be playing for a losing cause in the tournament. In a group involving Japan and Uzbekistan, the team did not have many hopes to start with, but the manner in which they have played so far had been unexpected.
They conceded three or more goals in both of their previous matches in the competition. Pragmatically, they are not even in contention for a spot in the third-placed teams’ promotion list. The Al-Ahmar, on the other hand, will treat this match as a do-or-die situation. They know they have got a weak opponent for the tie, and will take full advantage of it.
The defensive capabilities of Pim Verbeek’s men will be the biggest deciding factor of the game. All through the match, the team will try not to concede, and when the moment comes, will go in for the kill and score a goal.
We can expect a 1-0 scoreline in favor of the West Asian team.
Oman vs Turkmenistan Betting Tips
To Win: Oman @ 1.40 (2/5)
Correct Score: 1-0, Oman @ 5.00 (4/1).