Asia World Cup – Qualification – Third stage

(29 Aug 2017)

UAE – Saudi Arabia

 

Match Preview:

UAE faces Saudi Arabia in a match for the third stage of the WC Qualification Asia. The home team is currently in the 4th position, with 10 points won, after 8 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. In the previous round, they have tied an away match against Thailand and that point ensured there is a still a mathematical possibility of qualifying automatically for fourth-placed UAE but only a win today will see their road to Russia. On the other side, the away team is currently in the 2nd position, with 16 points won, after 11 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. They may have lost out to Australia on match day eight but after the UAE failed to win against Thailand and Group B leaders Japan drew with Iraq, Saudi Arabia remains strongly placed to return to the FIFA World Cup finals for the first time since 2006. Above all, this is a must-win game for UAE and they will use their good attacking potential in order to get a positive result here. However, Saudi Arabia needs four points from their final two qualifiers and with Mohammad Al-Sahlawi, the top scorer in Asian qualifying, they certainly have good chances for that.

 

Head To Head Stats:

11.10.16 WC Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates 3 : 0
29.03.16 WC United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia 1 : 1
08.10.15 WC Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates 2 : 1
23.11.14 GCN Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates 3 : 2
13.10.11 FI United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia 1 : 1

 

Recommended Bet:

Both Teams To Score – Yes

 

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