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It’s the fascinating AFC Asian Cup semi-final contest between Iran and Qatar on Wednesday. With the big incentive for the side that wins the tie being an appearance in the final of the competition, it promises to be a great game.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Iran v Qatar game - plus the latest match odds.
Iran, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 2-1 AFC Asian Cup triumph versus Japan.
For Iran, the goals were scored by Mohammad Mohebi (55') and Alireza Jahanbakhsh (90'). Hidemasa Morita (28') was the scorer for Japan.
Their most recent results highlight the fact that much respect should be given to the Iran rearguard. Iran have kept it tight, seeing the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past 6 clashes standing at 4.
Previously, Qatar drew 1-1 in the AFC Asian Cup match with Uzbekistan.
The game was won 3-2 by Qatar on penalties.
In their last half-dozen clashes, Qatar have amassed a total of 9 goals. Qatar have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. Over that period, they’ve had 4 goals go against them. Such a trend won’t necessarily follow through into this match, however.
Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs going back to 06/09/2011 shows that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Qatar. They have not managed to get any victories at all whereas Iran have managed to find a way, running out winners in 67 per cent of those ties.
In all, 16 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 12 for Team Melli and 4 for Al-Annabi. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
Team News: Iran
The Iran manager Amir Ghalenoei will be grateful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match owing to a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Qatar
Due to a fully healthy group ready to go, the Qatar manager Tintín Márquez does not have any fitness concerns to report before this match.
We’re thinking that Qatar are certainly able to break down this Iran lineup, however it isn’t expected to be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our tip is for a narrow 2-1 advantage for Iran by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Azadi Stadium (78,116)
Captain: Ehsan Hajisafi
Chairman: Mehdi Taj
Manager: Amir Ghalenoei
Competitions: WC Qualifiers - Asia (Round 2 - Group E), International Friendlies (Friendlies)