Qatar vs Syria: Match Preview and Prediction

Qatar vs Syria
Asian World Cup Qualifiers
Date: Tuesday, 11th October 2016
Kick-off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha.

Qatar football team was one of the surprise packages in the second round of qualifiers as they topped their group replacing China with 7 wins from 8 matches, scoring 29 goals. But they have started to fall into pieced in the third round after tasting defeats in each of their first three matches. After suffering narrow defeats to Iran and Uzbekistan in the opening two fixture, they displayed some fighting spirit in the 3-2 defeat to Korea. If they keep up the same level of performance, they could end their first win of the campaign on Tuesday against Syria.

While Syria finally earned a win with a surprise 1-0 win away at China. They previously held a strong South Korea to a goal-less draw and have 4 points and are fourth in the standings. They are a team with confidence, but they haven’t fared well against Qatar in recent meetings.

Qatar vs Syria: Head-to-Head Stats

  • Qatar are unbeaten in their four meetings against Syria with 2 wins and 2 draws.
  • Their latest meeting was in a friendly on March 2009, which ended 2-1 in favour of Qatar.
  • Both teams have scored in three of the four meetings between these two sides.

Qatar vs Syria: Prediction

Syria with their 0-0 draw against South Korea and 1-0 narrow win at China are a team on form. Their confidence will be also high, but their win-less run against Qatar could serve as a psychological block.

Qatar are in one of their worst possible runs in terms of results. But their coach will be expecting a similar performance like in the 3-2 loss to Korea. With three consecutive defeats, the confidence and team morale will be on the lower side. So it would be better to avoid picking a winner at full-time for this fixture.

Qatar vs Syria: Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score at 2.10.

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