Arabian Gulf Cup
Matchday 3 of 3
Bahrain vs Kuwait
Basra International Stadium, Basra, Iraq
In the upcoming fixture of the Arabian Gulf Cup, Matchday 3 of Group B, Bahrain will take on Kuwait at the Basra International Stadium. According to the table standings of today, Bahrain stands 1st with 2 wins and 6 points, whereas Kuwait stands 3rd with just a win and 3 points. With Kuwait and Qatar competing for the 2nd spot qualification, it will be a tight contest for Kuwait. Bahrain has undoubtedly secured its spot in the semi-final, and now all depends on Kuwait. Though Kuwait leads the head-to-head count with 18 wins, Bahrain will stand as the favorite to win this time.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Bahrain - Has Two Back to Back Wins (WWLDW)
Going in the contest, Bahrain is coming off a win against Qatar (1-2), in which Abdulla Yusuf Helal secured the contest with a goal on penalty in the 89th minute of play. The winning momentum favors Bahrain as they have been quite solid against Kuwait in the previous six games played. Moreover, they managed to defeat Kuwait (2-0) in the FIFA Arab qualifiers. Against Qatar, Bahrain had a 42% possession with an accurate passing percentage of 75%. Moving forward, Bahrain will be the favorite for winning and most probably qualifying for the next stage with three out of three wins in the group stages.
Key Players for Bahrain
- M. Hasan
- A. Al Malood
- A. Yusuf
Kuwait - Got a Close Win Over UAE (WLLWL)
After losing to Qatar (0-2) in the opening game, Kuwait managed a close yet incomprehensive win over UAE (0-1). On the points table, Kuwait stands below Qatar due to the goal difference. If Kuwait is looking to enlighten its chances for semi-final qualification, it will need to defeat Bahrain with a handsome margin. However, much will also depend on the game between Qatar and UAE. In the last game, Ahmad Al Dhefiri scored the only goal of the contest in the extra time awarded after the initial 90 minutes of play. With a passing accuracy of 69% and an overall possession of 46%, Kuwait did lack consistency and energy in the field.
Key Players for Kuwait
- S. Al Khaldi
- E N. Al Rashedi
- M. Dashti
Expert Betting Tips
For the upcoming important fixture for Kuwait, I am predicting Bahrain to win and sweep a comfortable 1-0 or 2-0 scoreline. Though Bahrain has failed to keep a clean sheet in its previous encounters, Kuwait seems a little unlikely to score.
- Bahrain to Win for 2.05
- 1st Goal - Bahrain for 1.77
- Both Teams to Score - No for 1.672