Saudi Arabia vs Qatar Prediction 16.11.2022

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

0 : 1

Croatia

Croatia

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  • Competition: International Friendly
  • Date: 16th November 2022
  • Kickoff: 10:00 UTC
  • Venue: Mrsool Park

Nothing short of being second hosts to the 2022 World Cup, Saudi Arabia will get the chance to test itself against the very best as they go head to head with Croatia in a friendly just ahead of the big event. The home side has got some major results off late, as they remain unbeaten in the last six games, with important results against the USA (D), North Macedonia (W) and Iceland (W). On the other hand, Croatia took everyone by shock as they powered to the first position in their Nations League Group which consisted of the likes of France, Denmark and Austria. Unbeaten in five of the six games played in the European tournament, Croatia were very successful with wins over every opponent in the group (in addition to the double over France and Denmark).

Saudi Arabia vs Croatia Betting Tips: Under 2.5 goals

There has been a clear pattern in Saudi Arabia's recent form, especially when they play bigger opponents like Croatia. The Asian side has always tried to walk away with a goalless draw, denying the opposition an opportunity to get all the plaudits, and thus have ended with under 2.5 goals in each of the last ten fixtures now. Most of these games have been 1-0 wins or 1-1/0-0 stalemates. We believe that the gameplan ahead of the impending World Cup will be the same for the hosts, but they will fall to Croatia's quality, with the latter being happy to end the game with a brace and a clean sheet. Our final pick will be 2 or fewer goals being scored on Wednesday morning.

Saudi Arabia vs Croatia Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Saudi Arabia

    0 : 1

    Croatia

    Friendly International

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Team News

There are two players who will be key in this game against Croatia, even if we expect Saudi Arabia to end the game with no goals. Salem Al-Dawsari and Fahad Al Muwallad should relish this challenge to play against some of Europe's best defending talents (Josko Gvardiol), and they have the quality to rattle any opposition at least for a bit. While Al-Dawsari had ended the World Cup qualification campaign with seven goals (the highest in the squad), Al Muwallad was the top-scorer in the Asia Cup 2022, as well as the third-highest scorer in the qualification campaign with four goals to his record. The home crowd will be very keen to see how the duo performs against the toughest opposition they will have faced, in a long time.

Players to watch: Salem Al-Dawsari, Fahad Al Muwallad

Last matches of Saudi Arabia

  1. Poland

    2 : 0

    Saudi Arabia

    World Cup

  2. Argentina

    1 : 2

    Saudi Arabia

    World Cup

  3. Saudi Arabia

    0 : 1

    Croatia

    Friendly International

  4. Panama

    1 : 1

    Saudi Arabia

    Friendly International

  5. Saudi Arabia

    1 : 0

    Iceland

    Friendly International

Saudi Arabia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 21

    Mohammed Al-Owais

Defenders

  • 12

    Saud Abdulhamid

  • 4

    Abdulelah Al-Amri

  • 5

    Ali Al-Boleahi

  • 13

    Yasir Al-Shahrani

Midfielders

  • 9

    Firas Al-Buraikan

  • 23

    Mohamed Kanno

  • 8

    Abdulelah Al Malki

  • 10

    Salem Al-Dawsari

Forwards

  • 7

    Salman Al-Faraj

  • 11

    Saleh Al-Shehri

Croatia

Qatar Team News

Croatia are in a transition phase this World Cup 2022 as many of the senior players will be retiring after the big event, especially 2018 Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric. Modric is expected to hand over the baton and the captaincy to Mateo Kovacic, and the Chelsea midfielder will surely be one of the players to watch in November-December this year. Kovacic has been the most consistent player for Chelsea for the last couple of years, instrumental in their Champions League winning campaign in 2021. Another player to keep an eye on will be RB Leipzig's Josko Gvardiol. Gvardiol is touted to be the best centre-back in World Football right now in his age group, and the World Cup will be one of the big stages where he will be tested.

Players to watch: Mateo Kovacic, Josko Gvardiol

Last matches of Croatia

  1. Croatia

    4 : 1

    Canada

    World Cup

  2. Morocco

    0 : 0

    Croatia

    World Cup

  3. Saudi Arabia

    0 : 1

    Croatia

    Friendly International

  4. Austria

    1 : 3

    Croatia

    UEFA Nations League

  5. Croatia

    2 : 1

    Denmark

    UEFA Nations League

Croatia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Dominik Livaković

Defenders

  • 2

    Josip Stanišić

  • 6

    Dejan Lovren

  • 5

    Martin Erlić

  • 3

    Borna Barišić

Midfielders

  • 11

    Marcelo Brozović

  • 15

    Mario Pašalić

  • 25

    Luka Sučić

  • 7

    Lovro Majer

  • 13

    Nikola Vlašić

Forwards

  • 16

    Bruno Petković

3 Reasons why this game will end in Under 2.5 goals

  1. Saudi Arabia have seen under 2.5 goals in each of their last 10 games
  2. Croatia have kept a clean sheet in two of their last three away games, with both games ending in under 2.5 goals
  3. Saudi Arabia have failed to score on each of the last two occasions when they faced a team which is ranked higher than them in the FIFA ranking

Main prediction Saudi Arabia - Croatia

Under 2.5 goals

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winrate

52% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Saudi Arabia vs Qatar - FAQ

? What is the result likely to be at half time?
Croatia to lead (4/5)
? How many cards are likely to be shown to both sides?
Under 4.5 (6/6)
? How many corners are likely to be won by Croatia?
Under 10.5 (4/5)