Saudi Arabia vs Qatar
AFC Asian Cup
Date: Thursday, 17th January 2019
Kick-off at 16.00 UK/ 17.00 CET
Venue: Zayed Sports City Stadium (Abu Dhabi).
Group E of the Asian Cup is such a contrasting mix of teams. While Saudi and Qatar have had fantastic performances in both of their last games, the remaining two, North Korea and Lebanon, had miserable campaigns.
Coming to this tie, either of these groups posted perfect records in the Asian Cup so far. Two wins out of two games. Huge wins and not a single goal conceded. We can expect a terrific game, as the Maroons and the Green Falcons will be gunning to become the group champion.
The future of Asian football seems to be promising as fierce competitors like these groups come to the forefront. Qatar especially will become the face of world football in general, as they proudly host the next FIFA World Cup.
Saudi Arabia vs Qatar Head-to-head (h2h)
- Since 2009, Al-Annabi has been unbeaten against this opponent.
- The last five h2h ties in a row saw both teams on the scoresheet.
- Before 2009, Qatar was winless against the Green One, stretching back to 1981.
- The Green Falcons scored exactly one goal each in their last five h2h appearances.
Saudi Arabia vs Qatar Prediction
Sparks will fly as the two sides will battle it out to get to the top of the group table. The players from either camp will be high in confidence after the near-perfect games they had in the last two match-days. Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men recorded a combined scoreline of 6-0 in their first two rounds of the competition, while their counterparts managed 8-0.
We can expect goals at both ends as these two supremely talented attacking squads take the pitch. Moreover, the occasion and the objective at hand make the match even bigger. In all probability, the fans will witness a goal-fest this Thursday in the competition.
Their last five h2h ties and seven of the last eight had both teams netting goals. Every time these sides lined up against each other, attack was given prominence.
Backing the BTTS and the Over 2.5 Match Goals options have very good value.
Saudi Arabia vs Qatar Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score: YES @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.40 (7/5).