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The wait is almost over for the WC Qualifiers - Asia action scheduled for Thursday as Iran play Hong Kong.
All Iran v Hong Kong match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below including the latest game odds.
Iran are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-4 International Friendlies triumph vs Qatar.
For Iran, the scorers were Hossein Kanaanizadegan (69'), Alireza Jahanbakhsh (73') and Sardar Azmoun (75').
Their most recent results show that much solidity has been shown by the Iran rearguard. Iran have given the opposition little, with the number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their last 6 games standing at 3.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Bhutan in WC Qualifiers - Asia action, Hong Kong will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Hong Kong had 49% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target. On the other side, Bhutan got 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Hong Kong has been evident of late. Examining their last six games reveals that it has occurred 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal tally of 5 while Hong Kong have scored 15. Even so, we’ll just have to find out if the trend will be replicated here in this game.
Head to head
The last league clash between the two was WC Qualifiers - Asia match day 7 on 03/06/2021 when it finished Iran 3-1 Hong Kong.
In our view, Iran should see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, Hong Kong may well struggle getting on the scoresheet but we do fancy them hitting back at some stage, too.
We’re tipping a 3-1 win for Iran by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Azadi Stadium (78,116)
Captain: Ehsan Hajisafi
Chairman: Mehdi Taj
Competitions: WC Qualifiers - Asia (Round 2 - Group E)