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World Cup Qualifiers – Asia (Group A)
Date: Thursday, 31st August 2017
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Wuhan Sports Center Stadium (Wuhan).
China vs Uzbekistan: Preview and Predictions
China’s World Cup qualifiers are virtually over and they are playing for pride when Uzbekistan come to visit on Thursday evening.
The team Dragon are at the foot of Group A with 6 points from their 8 matches. The majority of the damage has been done during the tenure of Gao Hongbo, leaving the team with 1 point from 4 matches.
The team has since improved under the high profile manager Marcelo Lippi, who managed 5 points from the four matches in charge, alongside a confidence boosting 1-0 win over South Korea. But the 2-2 draw against Syria in the previous round put them at a point of no return.
While China’s qualification campaign is in doldrums, Uzbekistan has everything to play for in the remaining two rounds. They are third in the group with 12 points, that means 3 points are at stake here. Their last match is at home against South Korea, which could be the ultimate battle for automatic qualification. Korea are currently second in the table with 1 point cushion over the Uzbeks.
After making a strong start to the qualifiers, Uzbekistan lost 3 of their last 4 games. Two of those came against Iran and South Korea, but the away trip to Syria was one to win. Also, the team are on a three match losing streak on the road and failed to score in the last two.
China vs Uzbekistan: Head-to-head
There is little to separate between the teams on h2h as Uzbekistan bagged 5 wins as against China’s 4 from 10 meetings so far.
China won 2 and lost 1 of their three home matches against Uzbekistan in all competition. The the lone World Cup qualification match was a 2-0 win for the Dragons back in 2001.
The reverse leg of the corresponding fixture was a 2-0 win for Uzbekistan.
China vs Uzbekistan: Predictions
A close battle is expected at the Wuhan Sports Center Stadium on Thursday with the two teams looking for 3 points for obvious reasons. But a revived China could put Uzbekistan’s qualification chances in jeopardy, as they have done against Korea a few months ago.
China vs Uzbekistan: Bet Tips
China to win for 2.40 odds @ Bet365
Under 1.5 match goals for 1.44 odds with Betway is a banker.