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The Bahrain national team will probably always be underdogs no matter what. However, that doesn’t mean you should avoid placing a bet on Bahrain to win. This time, they’ll try their luck against Iraq. Here are our Bahrain vs Iraq betting predictions.
|Bahrain – 2.70||Draw – 3.10||Iraq – 2.40|
|Bahrain to score first – 2.25||No goals – 7.00||Iraq to score first – 1.90|
|Correct score – 3-1 – 29.00||Correct score – 2-2 – 19.00||Correct score – 1-2 – 10.00|
|Bahrain or Draw – 1.50||Bahrain or Iraq – 1.33||Draw or Iraq – 1.40|
Bahrain will start the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers against Iraq. The match could pretty much decide about who will finish second in Group C. Bahrain have the home advantage, but our Bahrain vs Iraq betting predictions doubt whether that will be enough for the 3 points.
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Bahrain vs Iraq betting predictions: Bookie-underdogs Bahrain might win again
The two sides have recently met each other. On 14 August, it was the WAFF Championship, where Bahrain faced Iraq. Back then, it was Bahrain who emerged victorious, despite the fact that all online sportsbooks in Bahrain expected Iraq to win. Before that, the two sides faced off in 2017, 2014 and twice in 2013. Iraq failed to win a single one of these games. Based on this, we can expect them to be incapable of starting off the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers by beating Bahrain.
Players to watch at Bahrain v Iraq: Bahrain international in the Champions League?
Both national teams lack foreign experience. Most of their international stars play for their respective domestic leagues. However, there are some players who made it to stronger championships. At this point, we must mention the MLS player Justin Meram, who plays for Atlanta United. However, the most interesting player to watch could be Bahrain’s 25-year-old striker, Abdulla Yusuf Helal. The Bahrain international recently joined FK Slavia Praha. They bought him from Bohemians after his outstanding 2018/19 season. So, we might even see the Bahrain international in this season’s UEFA Champions League tournament. Helal took up the national shirt 40 times already. He netted 5 times only, so he will only hope to add more against Iraq in the World Cup Qualifiers.
Who will qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?
Bahrain and Iraq are in the same group with Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Iran. Online gambling sites Bahrain expects Iran to win the group. It would be a miracle if they failed to do so. Cambodia and Hong Kong are likely to fight each other in hopes of avoiding the 5th spot, while Iraq and Bahrain could be up for the battle for qualification. The 2nd spot could earn that. The match this Thursday will tell us a lot about where these teams are standing at current. Our Bahrain vs Iraq betting predictions go in the home team’s favor this time.
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