Iraq vs Lebanon prediction: Iraq got 1 point after the first 2 matches despite having to face the 2 strongest opponents in Group A, South Korea and Iran. Welcoming Lebanon in the 3rd match, coach Katanec’s team can completely believe in a positive result. Lebanon is currently showing signs of slowing down in form, difficulties in the upcoming match have been predicted.
- Match date: 02:30 p.m – 2021/10/07
- Event: World Cup 2022 Qualif. AFC
- Stage: Matchday 3rd
- Location: Khalifa International Stadium
IRAQ VS LEBANON PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
Iraq only got second place in the group in the second round, but their performance is still very impressive. 5 wins against both Iran and undefeated ⅞ matches is an affirmation of the strength of this team. In the last 5 home matches, Iraq only received 2 goals and kept a clean sheet in 3 matches. The game style is trying to end but also very old, clearly shown in the 0-0 draw against Korea in the first match.
Iraq’s attack has not had any goals when constantly facing the big guys. But this is a team with a pretty pragmatic way of playing. They are ready to punish any mistakes of Lebanon as well as protect the results they have.
After 8 years, Lebanon will be able to participate again in the final qualifying round. Having an experienced squad, the average age is quite high. Under the hands of coach Taha Jamal, Lebanon won second place in the group with a good record in the second qualifying round and once held Korea 0-0 at home. After the first 2 matches, they only lost 1 match and drew 1 match, did not have any goals but also received only 1 goal.
The typical counter-attacking style of defense, but the depth of Lebanon’s limited squad has been revealed in 2 recent defeats at home to Korea. Their attack plays at a stalemate while their haste often makes them pay. Lebanon will do everything to be able to retain 1 point. However, before Iraq, this task was considered overwhelming.
Select: Under 2 FT.
Lebanon’s previous 3 away matches have all been defeated and the story this time will be much more difficult. Coach Katanec’s team was highly appreciated after the performance in the second qualifying round. Not only that, Iraq had 4 wins in 5 home matches against Iran, a convincing statistic.
Iraq’s recent form is very impressive with 5 wins after 9 matches, their victims include Uzbekistan and Kuwait. On the other side of the field, Lebanon’s signs of instability are increasingly evident when receiving 3 defeats and no wins in the last 4 official matches. The most disappointing was the 2-3 loss to Turkmenistan in the 2nd qualifying round that made them almost eliminated. With outstanding performance and home advantage, choosing Iraq to win this time is completely wise.
Select: Iraq FT.
European odds currently appreciate that Iraq won. The fulcrum of the home field along with the performance of Iraq deserves to be trusted. Lebanon is easy to accept defeat with their easy-to-catch style and declining performance.
Select: Iraq FT.
Iraq vs Lebanon Prediction: Iraq 1-0 Lebanon FT (0-0 H1).
Iraq: Attwan, Resan, Natiq, Adnan, Hadi, Al Qafaje, Hachim, Jabbar, Tariq, Mhawi, Mohanad.
Lebanon: Matar, Helwe, Khalil, Michel, Oumari, Chaitou, Mansour, Al Zain, Ataya, Kdouh, El Haidar.
The above is information about the prediction in the 3rd match of World Cup 2022 Qualif. AFC between Iraq vs Lebanon on 2021/10/07 of the CMD368 bookie.