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|