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Betting preview for United Arab Emirates vs Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
2 - 1 FT (1 - 1)
29 Aug, 16:30
Posted: 29 Aug 11:00 2017, Views: 233
Preview from Vilcox (Italy) Editor
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I'm back here with a tip (my only tip of the day) as United Arab Emirates will host Saudi Arabia. As almost always, I will bet on corners and this time I will bet on under 9,5 corners as I think that this line should be lower.
United Arab Emirates have played 4 matches at home in this WC qualification group. They have collected 2 corners against Japan, 2 corners against Iraq, 5 corners against Thailand and 3 corners against Australia. The only match were they collected good amount of corners was against Thailand but they were clear favourite in that match. Today, they are clearly underdogs as Saudi Arabia is the better side and they will not attack a lot. Also, they will not have a lot of shots on target/big chances to score so they should not collect big amount of corners as they did in the previous home matches in the group. United Arab Emirates usually don't collect big amount of corners even when they are favourite (for example against Thailand, 5 is not that big number) so they will not collect big amount of corners today against a better team in my opinion.
Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, is the favourite team to win this match. They are not a team that usually push hard even when not having a positive result and they don't collect a lot of corners when playing away from home. They have played 4 matches on the road. They have collected 1 corner against Australia, 2 against Thailand, 1 against Japan and 6 corners against Iraq. They collected good amount of corners only once against Iraq (but they were trailing from the 18' minute and Iraq played very defensive minded). Saudi Arabia will attack more than the home side but not a lot. This will be not an easy game for them and I'm not expecting them to collect very big amount of corners especially considering how they usually play when playing on the road.
I don't think that this will be an high tempo match. These two teams met already in the group and only 8 corners were collected. Saudi Arabia will maybe have more possession (but I'm not expecting big difference) and maybe United Arab Emirates will play more on defense but both teams will still not collect more than 9 corners considering their style of play. As I said before, this line for corners is very high and should be 8,5. I really see value and I'm happy to go with under 9,5 corners in this case.

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  • PredictionUnder 9,5 corners
  • Odds-120 Bet365 Bet365
  • Match result15 (-8.00)

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Head 2 head

29.08.17 UAE - Saudi Arabia 2-1 WC Qu
11.10.16 Saudi Arabia - UAE 3-0 WC Qu
29.03.16 UAE - Saudi Arabia 1-1 WC Qu
08.10.15 Saudi Arabia - UAE 2-1 WC Qu
01.04.09 Saudi Arabia - UAE 3-2 WC Qu
10.09.08 UAE - Saudi Arabia 1-2 WC Qu
23.06.07 Saudi Arabia - UAE 2-0 Frien
26.08.06 Saudi Arabia - UAE 1-0 Frien

Head 2 head Statistics

TypeUnited Arab EmiratesSaudi Arabia
Matches played88

Last 5 home United Arab Emirates

14.11.17 UAE - Uzbekistan 1-0 Frien
10.11.17 UAE - Haiti 0-1 Frien
29.08.17 UAE - Saudi Arabia 2-1 WC Qu
07.06.17 UAE - Laos 4-0 Frien
23.03.17 UAE - Japan 0-2 WC Qu

Last 5 away Saudi Arabia

13.11.17 Bulgaria - Saudi Arabia 1-0 Frien
10.11.17 Portugal - Saudi Arabia 3-0 Frien
29.08.17 UAE - Saudi Arabia 2-1 WC Qu
08.06.17 Australia - Saudi Arabia 3-2 WC Qu
23.03.17 Thailand - Saudi Arabia 0-3 WC Qu

Last 5 away United Arab Emirates

05.09.17 Iraq - UAE 1-0 WC Qu
13.06.17 Thailand - UAE 1-1 WC Qu
28.03.17 Australia - UAE 2-0 WC Qu
11.10.16 Saudi Arabia - UAE 3-0 WC Qu
01.09.16 Japan - UAE 1-2 WC Qu

Last 5 home Saudi Arabia

05.09.17 Saudi Arabia - Japan 1-0 WC Qu
28.03.17 Saudi Arabia - Iraq 1-0 WC Qu
10.01.17 Saudi Arabia - Slovenia 0-0 Frien
11.10.16 Saudi Arabia - UAE 3-0 WC Qu
06.10.16 Saudi Arabia - Australia 2-2 WC Qu

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Standings World Cup - Qualification - Fourth Stage

# Team MP W D L GF GA GD P
Group A
2Korea Republic104331110+115
5China PR10334810-212
Group B
2Saudi Arabia106131710+719

United Arab Emirates at Home

53 027 5+2

Saudi Arabia Away

52 039 8+1

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