Oman (@7.0) vs Kazakhstan (@1.07)
14-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Kazakhstan will win

Oman – Kazakhstan Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 02:00

In the past year, Georgia have seven wins, a draw, and a loss in what has been quite the year for them. They have not lost since their 0-2 defeat at home to Georgia, but three of the four matches ended in draws, showing why they are so far behind Georgia in the table. As for Kazakhstan, they have not had quite as good of a year. In all of their wins, they have kept clean sheets, showing an ability to play sound defensively while also finding more than two goals in five of those wins. They have three wins, three draws, and two losses for a good but not great year of play.

He also has provided one assist, making him a player to keep a watch on. Another to watch is winger Bauyrzhan Islamkhan. Kazakhstan will be hoping that left back Gafurzhan Suyumbayev will keep up his good form in this match after he netted a goal in the draw with Latvia on Thursday at home. He has two assists, the only player in the team with more than one, and they will look to him to help build attacks along with the aforementioned Suyumbayev.

More than two goals were scoring in the two previous meetings of these two nations, were backing over 2.5 again here at odds of13/10 withLadbrokes. The bookmakers always fancy low-scoring games between these perceived minnows but were backing goals here. In their opening four games of this qualifying group, Kazakhstan have scored and conceded seven goals and while Cyprus have been rather defensive in those narrow defeats to teams like Russia and Belgium, theyre likely to be more open in a home game they will feel capable of winning.

Iran Team News

Prior to match-day three, by which time theyd already qualified, the Iranians looked menacing going forward, while they gave the impression that they had plenty more to give. In the betting, there are two angles of attack to be taken. Oman have looked quite open at the back; theyve conceded against teams much weaker than Iran, while they shouldve lost about 5-0 when facing Japan, such was the number of scoring opportunities that they conceded. Firstly, Iran -1 Handicap stands out.

Having done well to avoid relegation from what was a tough Division Three Nations League group,Ran Ben Shimons men started this qualifying period with a thumping win over San Marino and although that has been followed up by a trio of consecutive defeats, theyve done well to keep things tight and lose by just one goal against both Scotland and Russia. Can they now earn another three points at odds of 6/5 withPaddyPower?

Uzbekistan took the lead against Oman in the thirty-fourth minute through Akhmedov, and that goal proved enough to separate the two sides at the half time interval. Both teams would have had this game down as a must not lose knowing they would have to face the favourites Japan in the future, and with five minutes left on the clock, Shomurodov scored the winning goal for Uzbekistan to make them the favourites to claim the second qualifying spot. Oman got themselves back onto level terms in this crucial opening group game in the seventy-second minute when Muhsen Al Ghassani latched onto a pass from Ali Al Busaidi. Krimets was sent-off for the winners in stoppage time, but Uzbekistan held on despite only having 38% of the possession during the ninety minutes and producing just three shots. Oman will be hugely disappointed to lose a game they really should have won after dominating the match and having eight corners and fourteen shots.

Cyprus have never qualified for a major tournament before, but plenty is being done to try and help the minnows of international football close the gap at the moment. The White & Blues are one of the teams that have benefitted from competing against similar competition in the UEFA Nations League and with the expansions of the World Cup and the European Championships they will have more chances to qualify in future years.

Oman Team News

Experienced defenders Yuto Nagatomo and Maya Yoshida played the entire ninety minutes, but Japan missed the quality of Shinji Kagawa in midfield and the tenacity of striker Shinji Okazaki who weren't selected in the 23-man squad. Japan are likely to start the same eleven players that saw them to victory over Turkmenistan, with two goal hero sako set to lead the line once again.

They continued to be very tough to break down in recent friendlies as the team shipped just one goal in past four tests against Lebanon, Jordan, Philippines and Ecuador. Pim Verbeeks men topped their respective Asian Cup Qualification group together with Palestine after winning five of six games (the opposition also included the likes of Maldives and Bhutan though).

Having sealed their promotion to League C, they will be facing a Kazakhstan side that also have little to play for. Because of that, Georgia should feel confident about breaking that small two game run and getting a victory this time around to please their fans as the group comes to a close. Expert Verdict: Georgia will be in celebratory mood when this match kicks off on Monday night.

Oman made less easy work of getting to this stage, so Carlos Queirozs men will fancy themselves to advance without too much fuss. Iran came into the Asian Cup as one of the favourites to go all the way and thus far, theyve not disappointed. Team Melli breezed through the groups, winning twice and drawing against Iraq once qualification was already guaranteed.