Turkmenistan vs Uzbekistan
Asia- AFC Asian Cup.
Date: Sunday, 13th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium (Dubai).
The Emeralds will face Uzbekistan in the hope to get their first ever victory over them, on Sunday. The team 127th in the FIFA Rankings will need a special show to surprise the in-form Uzbeks.
As they faced Japan in their group opener, they were not afraid of the Samurai Blue. A spirited performance saw them give a hard fight for points. The match finished 3-2 in favor of the Japanese. They need to repeat a similar show against the “Huma Birds” in this upcoming match.
The Greens have won and lost 2 matches each in their last 5 competitive matches. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 5 competitive matches. The most common scoreline in that spell was 2-1 which was the result of 3 of those games.
The White Wolves surprised Oman in their first match with a 2-1 win. They have 2 wins and the same number of defeats in their last 5 matches across all venues. In 4 of those games, the full-time score had fewer than 2.5 goals.
The team managed by Hector Cuper are on their 8th ever Asian Cup appearance. The best appearance of the team known as “Asian Italy” was a fourth spot finish in the Asian Cup held at Qatar in 2011.
That win against Oman would have sent signals to teams like Japan, to be careful while playing against them. We may see a one-sided game on Sunday as the Uzbeks have never lost against these opponents.
Turkmenistan vs Uzbekistan: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Uzbekistan has a 100% win record over these opponents in all 3 previous matches between them.
- Under 2.5 goals were scored in 2 of those matches and both games ended with same score 1-0.
Turkmenistan vs Uzbekistan: Prediction
The White Wolves will not have the services of defender Yegor Krimets available in this game since he received a red card against Oman at injury time.
Cuper’s team are considered favorable to win against the Greens. In the light of their last match and h2h stats, I don’t think otherwise. Thus a straight forward bet can be placed on Uzbeks to win with 1.50 odds.
Even though the Emeralds have not won against the Uzbeks, they are in good scoring form right now. Breaching the Japanese defense is not a small feat for a country that is miles away in ranking. Since both the sides have found the net multiple times already, we can bet on both teams to score with 2.50 odds.
Turkmenistan vs Uzbekistan: Betting Tips
Uzbekistan to win @ 1.50 (1/2).
Both teams to score @ 2.50 (3/2).