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World Cup Qualifiers – Asia (Group B)
Date: Thursday, 31st August 2017
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Rajamangala Stadium (Bangkok).
Thailand vs Iraq: Preview and Predictions
Thailand and Iraq have nothing left to play for, but pride in the final two rounds of the World Cup qualifiers. But Thailand would like to bow out with a win in their final home match of the campaign.
The Thais are at the foot of Group B with 2 points, while Iraq are just above them with 5 points.
The White Elephants failed to bag a win in the campaign so far, with their 2 points coming from draws against Australia and UAE. They lost 6 games in the campaign, higher than any other teams combined from both groups.
While Iraq’s lone win in the competition came against Thailand when the teams met back in October. The ill-fated campaign saw 2 draws and 5 defeats.
Also, Iraq had lost all their four away matches and managed just one goal in the process.
Thailand vs Iraq: Head-to-head
Thailand have dominated Iraq in the recent head-to-head clashes. The Elephants were unbeaten in 9 games with 5 wins and 3 draws before the 4-0 humbling defeat in October.
There are more encouraging stats as Thailand are yet to lose a home match versus Iraq, 5 wins and 2 draws from 7 matches. The two qualifying matches during the period ended in scored draws.
Thailand vs Iraq: Prediction
The teams are expected to open up as they chase a win to restore some pride. Therefore, one most not be surprised to see a high scoring affair. Thailand had played attacking oriented football in their home matches regardless of the opposition. While their defense is far from secure. Therefore, both teams to score is an alternate option.
Thailand vs Iraq: Bet Tips
Main pick is Over 2.5 match goals for 2.05 @ Bet365.
An equally good option is Both Teams to Score for 1.79 @ Unibet.