Qatar vs Ecuador
Date: Friday, 12th October 2018
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium (Doha).
Qatar has qualified for next year’s Asia Cup in U.A.E and will play against Lebanon in their first game. On their way to the Arab Emirates they have a series of friendly matches and practice games.
Playing against Ecuador will give the coach Félix Sánchez Bas a clear idea of his team’s strengths and weaknesses. With opponents like Saudi Arabia and North Korea in their group for the Asia Cup, he has to prepare a team which can handle pressure in big matches.
The yellows also have a big tournament ahead. The Copa America 2019 to be held at Brazil is a test for Ecuador who failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup.
The team has many popular names of the likes of the Valencia brothers. Antonia and Enner have been playing for their nation for some time now. Enner announced his arrival into the World Stage back in the Brazil World Cup. These two must shine for Ecuador to progress from group stage of the South American tournament.
Both the teams will meet in the Copa America as Qatar has been invited to play along with Japan at Brazil.
Qatar vs Ecuador Head to head
No matches between them in senior level.
Qatar vs Ecuador Predictions
Ecuador will be trying out new players. The coach will have to find a working formation as well. So they won’t have their best line-up against the Maroons.
Qatar will have their fans behind them and will put on a good display. They have to prove their worth to play in both Asia Cup and Copa to the world in matches like these.
Valencia brothers may sit this game out most probably. Coach Hernán Darío Gómez has just taken charge of the yellows this year. This will be his second term after helping them to qualify for 2002 WC. He was the coach of Panama team which played the WC this year.
Qatar vs Ecuador Betting tips
Match to end in a Draw @ 3.40 (12/5).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.73 (8/11).