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United Arab Emirates vs Iraq: Preview Prediction and Betting Tips
The United Arab Emirates searching for their first win at home
The one time Word cup qualifiers in Italia 1990 the UAE had a very good game against Iran in the last round. In fact, the UAE had better ball possession than group leaders Iran and could at least steal a point. However, inexperience in some players led to to some defensive mistakes which the Iranians took advantage of.
Now as coach Bert van Marwijk’s team prepare for their fourth game against Iraq, they have no other choice than to win. Especially, since they are playing at home and the UAE grabbed just one point from their two games at Zabeel Stadium so far. Thus van Marwijk will definitely adopt a very offensive tactic coming into this game.
UAE Key Points
- The UAE won three of their last five home games but not the last two
- In the last two home games, the UAE failed to score
- Just one goal is what the UAE managed to score in three games
Iraq need some attacking adjustments
The fact that Iraq have two points in the third qualifying stage without scoring a single goal, tells a lot about their style of play. Moreover, Iraq scored just one goal in their last five away games.
Also with one World Cup appearance in 1986, Iraq won the AFC Asian Cup in 2007. However, in recent years they don’t have the dominance among the Gulf states as they once did.
In their last match against Lebanon, Iraq were marginally better with better ball possession. But as in all of their matches, coach Dick Advocaat’s team struggled in front of goal with just oe shot on target.
Iraq Key Points
- Iraq kept three clean sheets in their last five matches
- In the last five matches, Iraq failed to score in four
- BTTS did not happen in Iraq’s last five matches
United Arab Emirates vs Iraq Prediction
Another game with low-scoring outcome written all over it awaits us. As we saw from both teams’ statistics, they have scored just one goal between them in six matches!
As a result, we think both teams will be reluctant to attack freely. Surely they don’t want to lose this match to stay in contention for at least a third-place finish. Hence, we might see a negative game in terms of scoring.
At Vbet we found an interesting bet in the combos section with double chance and under 3,5 goals. We think 1.60 is very good odds for such a bet and we will back it
United Arab Emirates vs Iraq Betting Tips
UAE Win or Draw and Under 3.5 Goals 1.60 at Vbet
Both Teams To Score No 1.83 at Vbet
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