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Iraq vs Lebanon: Prediction and Betting Tips

15:30, Oct 07 2021
Iraq vs Lebanon prediction for Thursday Asia and Pacific Word Cup 2022 qualifying clash at Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar. Iraq who have one point from two matches face Lebanon who have a similar number of points in the third and final stage of the 2022 World Cup Asian qualifiers. You can follow our free preview prediction and betting tips on this page.

Iraq desperate for three points

Iraq appeared once in the World Cup finals in 1986 and couldn’t get past the group stage. Moreover, the Lions participated in nine Asian Cup and won the title once in 2007. Currently ranked at 72in the world, world-renowned coach Dick Advocaat has a very tough task.

In fact, the Dutch coach has his team at the bottom of group A with one point and no goals scored. During their last against group leaders Iran, the Lions were thrashed 3-0. Moreover, offensively Advocaat’s team had just one shot on target from two attempts. That shows the amount of improvement needed by the Iraqi team in their next games.

Iraq Key Stats

  • Iraq failed to score in their last three matches
  • Three of Iraq’s last five matches saw under 2.5 goals
  • BTTS didn’t land in Iraq’s last four matches

Three points are crucial to keep Lebanon’s hopes alive

With a similar points tally to their opponents, Lebanon also have a very tough task to finish in the top two. Notably, Lebanon never made it to the World Cup finals and appeared in the AFC Asian cup just two times. Moreover, in both cases, the Cedars were eliminated from the group stages.

During the current World Cup qualifiers, Lebanon started the third stage with a much important draw against the UAE. Then, and in their second match, coach Ivan Hasek’s team took on South Korea. The world 97 ranked Lebanon held on for 60 minutes before conceding a goal and eventually lost the match 1-0. Hence coach Hasek will make sure his team is fully prepared to grab all three points.

Lebanon Key Stats

  • Lebanon are winless in their last four competitive games
  • The Cedars scored in three of their last five matches
  • In their last two games, Lebanon failed to score and conceded one goal

Iraq vs Lebanon Prediction

The two bottom-placed teams face each other in a very crucial match for any of them. Since a win might lift them to third place, hence the importance of this match. Additionally, both of these teams are playing outside of their country for their home games due to security reasons.

Ultimately, looking at their last goal-scoring record, we can see that both of these teams have a bad scoring record. To illustrate, Iraq scored two goals in their last four games. Also, Lebanon found the back of the net on average just once per match in their last four games.

Consequently, we believe many factors concerning Iraq and Lebanon show that this match will have a low number of goals. We will choose a combo bet at Vbet to get better odds since the bookies are favoring seeing under 2.5 goals

Iraq vs Lebanon Betting Tips

1 or 2 and Under 3.5 Goals 1.54 at Vbet

1 or x and Over 1.5 Goals 1.63 at Vbet

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