Vietnam vs UAE
World Cup Qualification AFC
Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: My Dinh National Stadium.
As both teams are looking for a chance in the World Cup, we can expect a fierce fight at My Dinh National stadium with the host as the favorite.
Vietnam vs UAE Head-to-head (h2h)
- The guest is unbeaten in the last four meetings.
- Their previous encounter in 2013 ended in a 5-0 home win for UAE.
- Vietnam previously tasted success at home in the 2007 clash.
- The host is unbeaten at home from 2007 to 2013.
Vietnam vs UAE Prediction
Vietnam previously participated in the 1974 World Cup held in Germany as South Vietnam. Until now they haven’t qualified as an individual team after the merging of North and South Vietnam. The Vietnamese are strong at home as they have encountered only two losses in the last ten matches.
Park Hang-Seo and his men are currently at the second spot of Group G. Only a goal is separating them from Thailand in the first place. They are unbeaten in the league with two wins and a draw.
A stunning opener in the 40th minute from Nguyen Quang Hai secured the previous home win for Vietnam against Malaysia.
Que Ngoc Hai and team soared into the victory with 51% ball possession placing 2 shots on target out of the 3 shots.
The United Arab Emirates’ only appearance at the World Cup was in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. UAE fared well in the Group G against the weaker contingents like Malaysia and Indonesia. Even so, in their previous match with the toppers Thailand, Omar Abdulrahman and his boys suffered a defeat on the road.
Ali Ahmed Mabkhout’s equalizer in the first half became futile with a winning goal from Punya E. UAE had only 39% ball possession and had only 6 shots against 11 from Thailand.
Besides that, Bert van Marwijk’s men have won only three of the last ten trips on the road. Evidently, UEA hasn’t done well in the away fixtures. So, with their poor performance in away matches, the visiting side stands less chance in the fixture.
On the other hand, Vietnam is in good form at home. Moreover, the Vietnamese had tied the away game with Thailand while UAE had lost the same event. So, Vietnam has more chance of winning the three points at home.
Vietnam vs UAE Betting tips
Double chance: Vietnam or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).