Saudi Arabia vs Vietnam prediction: The opening match of Group B will be the confrontation of Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. Saudi Arabia is a completely superior team. But Vietnam is an interesting and determined unknown when they first appeared in the 3rd qualifying round. Both teams are aiming for a perfect start.
- Match date: 06:00 p.m – 2021/09/02
- Event: World Cup Qual. AFC
- Stage: Matchday 3rd
- Location: Marsol Park
SAUDI ARABIA VS VIETNAM PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
The last 5 matches were all won and helped Saudi Arabia finish the second qualifying round with the top position. In that series of matches, coach Renard Herve’s team had 17 goals scored. And no match has scored less than 3 goals, an extremely impressive statistic. The attacking style is attractive, but the defense has never been the strong point of this team. In particular, they often play quite subjectively against weak opponents. The 2-2 draw against Yemen is an example.
There is no doubt about the power of Saudi Arabia’s attack. However, the risk of getting a counterattack against a dangerous opponent like Vietnam will also be very high. With the second seed position and the home base, Herve’s team will not hesitate to raise the squad right after the opening whistle.
Coach Park Hang Seo took only 4 years to bring Vietnam into the team of strong Asian teams with 92nd place on the FIFA rankings. This is the first time that the “Golden Star Warriors” have entered the 3rd qualifying round with a good record of second place in the group, even they only lost 1 match at home in the UAE with a close score of 2-3. Vietnam scored 13 goals, of which the last 3 matches had 2 or more goals, showing the impressive performance of the strikers.
There is no denying that the level gap compared to Saudi Arabia, but Vietnam knows how to make a surprise when playing at the bottom door. Difficulties in the defense are expected, but we can hope for mutant factors in the attack.
Both have impressive scoring performances and determined playing styles, this match promises to bring a lot of drama. Saudi Arabia’s dedication to playing makes the door even riskier. In fact, the last 4 matches of the home team have had 3 or more goals, 3 consecutive matches of Vietnam also ended with great results.
Select: Over 2.5 FT.
Saudi Arabia is rated higher than the away team, but Vietnam is no longer an easy opponent to bully. Under coach Park Hang Seo, Vietnam is the team that is making the fastest progress in the field, from the youth level to the national team. It is impossible to underestimate the visitors when they have just reached the quarter-finals of the AFC and made many surprises before the UAE and Japan.
The performance that Saudi Arabia has in the second qualifying round is not convincing when they let Yemen and Palestine hold a draw. At AFC 2019, this team stopped right in round ⅛. On this side of the field, Vietnam has just made history when they first passed the second qualifying round, 8 matches only received 1 defeat 2-3 at home UAE. Besides, the attack of this team also scored 13 goals. This could be a big danger for Saudi Arabia.
Select: Vietnam FT.
European odds appreciate that Saudi Arabia won thanks to their complete superiority. Not denying the wonderful progress of Vietnam, but the goal of getting points at away is still too far. 3 points are difficult to slip out of the hands of Saudi Arabia with the impressive performance of the strikers.
Select: Vietnam FT.
Saudi Arabia vs Vietnam Prediction: Saudi Arabia 2-1 Vietnam FT (1-1 H1).
Saudi Arabia: Humaid, Abbas, Mahmoud, Correia, Shaheen, Lima, Ramadan, Salmin, Mabkhoot, Al Ahbabi, Hammadi.
Vietnam: Van Lam, Ngoc Hai, Hong Duy, Dinh Trong, Duy Manh, Van Thanh, Tuan Anh, Van Duc, Tien Linh, Hoang Duc, Quang Hai.
The above is information about the prediction in the 3rd match of World Cup Qual. AFC between Saudi Arabia vs Vietnam on 2021/09/02 of the CMD368 bookie.