Syria vs Philippines
World Cup Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium (Dubai).
After the problems they faced domestically, no one expected the nation of Syria to put on such a strong performance in their qualifying campaign. The team is sitting on a 100% winning streak, and coupled with their huge h2h win over the Philippines in the reverse fixture, expect the Syrians to make the most of their home advantage.
Syria vs Philippines Head-to-head (h2h)
- Syria holds a 100% winning record against this opponent since 2001.
- The reverse leg for this upcoming match ended in a massive 5-2 victory for the Syrians.
- The combined scorecard for the prior three games is 22-3, in favor of Syria.
- The Philippines lost the last encounter on the road, 12-0.
- In fact, the Syrians are yet to concede in front of their home crowd.
Syria vs Philippines Prediction
The Philippines put on a satisfactory show the last time they took a hike for an away game. Taking on minnows Maldives, the team tried to dominate proceedings from the get-go and succeeded in it to an extent.
In the 33rd minute, the visitors did miss to take the lead, as they fumbled a penalty but made up for it with a 52nd-minute goal, and with another in the 68th. The only demerit in their performance would be conceding one towards the end to miss out on a clean sheet.
Opponents Syria was their usual self in the group, as they progressed towards a victory with a hard-fought performance in front of the home crowd. After getting an early goal, the advantage was lost for the hosts as the Chinese recorded the equalizer at the half-hour mark.
The game progressed and looked as if it might end in a draw. But 14 minutes from full-time, the Syrians forced their counterparts to score into their own nets, to register the victory.
This Tuesday, the tag of the favorites easily go to Syria, taking into account their domination in the group (100% winning record), and especially their h2h stats against this opponent. To quote a stat, understand that the Syrians hold a 100% winning streak against the Philippines since 2001, and have recorded a combined scorecard of 22-3, from the prior three matches alone.
In addition, the reverse fixture of the game had ended in a 2-5 victory for the Syrians, even with their away handicap. Therefore, this match-day, expect them to have a jolly good time on the pitch.
Syria vs Philippines Betting Tips
Syria -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.67 (2/3)
Half Time/ Full Time: Syria/ Syria @ 1.75 (3/4).