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Not long now until WC Qualifiers - Asia action on Thursday as Qatar come up against Afghanistan.
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Qatar will be wanting a better result here following a 0-4 International Friendlies defeat in their last game at the hands of Iran.
Hossein Kanaanizadegan (69'), Alireza Jahanbakhsh (73') and Sardar Azmoun (75') scored for Iran.
Qatar haven’t made the most of their chances in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 3 vs opposing sides over the course of their previous 6 matches. In those meetings, Qatar have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 11. Putting that to one side, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend shall continue on in this upcoming match or not.
Afghanistan will go into the clash following on from a 0-1 WC Qualifiers - Asia win with the eclipse of Mongolia in their most recent match.
In that match, Afghanistan managed 54% possession and 14 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Afghanistan was Farshad Noor (71'). For their opponents, Mongolia had 10 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Over the course of 5 of the past six clashes involving Afghanistan, a relatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell works out to just 1.67, with the average goals for Lions of Khurasan standing at 0.83.
It looks to us like Afghanistan will have to play really well and surprise a few people to be putting one, if any, goals past a Qatar lineup who have the capability to control this match all over the pitch and score at will.
We can see a resounding 4-0 win (at least) for Qatar by the time that the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium (40,000)
Captain: Hassan Al Haydos
Chairman: Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani
Manager: Carlos Queiroz
Competitions: WC Qualifiers - Asia (Round 2 - Group A)