Iran – Bahrain
We have to go back to October last year to find Iran’s most recent defeat within the ordinary 90 minutes, and they have six wins in their last seven matches. One match was a draw.
In other words, a home team in form, but Bahrain is also doing rather nicely. They are unbeaten in five matches in which they have only conceded one goal.
I therefore find it tempting to chase this asian handicap odds of 1.97 on the visitors if they win or draw the match, while a home win by 1 goal gives us half these odds.
That’s a lot of scenarios to have covered when you consider Iran’s good form, but also Bahrain’s ability to keep a tight ship. Their last four, and five of the last six defeats have merely been by 1 goal.
Bermuda – Guyana
We move on to Bermuda, where I think that Guyana may have been turned into a little too big a favourite.
One must hand it to the guests that they’ve been in really good shape with six wins and a draw in their last 7 matches. And they won the reverse match a month ago against Guyana.
But it also should be noticed that no less than that five of those seven matches have been against a single opponent; Barbados. And it is perhaps not the strongest side to measure yourself against.
The same could be said for Bermuda, but on Saturday they defeated Trinidad & Tobago at home. It’s a massive result, as Trinidad & Tobago’s a towering favorite to win the group.
Therefore, I also believe that Bermuda can gain at least a draw against tonights visitors.