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Syria’s first ever international match was a 2-1 victory over Lebanon back in April 1942. Can they repeat that result here? Find out with our Syria vs Lebanon preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.
Syria vs Lebanon: Our best betting tips
Check out our match predictions for the big game.
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Spoils shared between two poor teams
Syria come into this match having won a rather pathetic two games in their last 10. They’ve lost seven in that time and managed to draw another one. Thankfully for them, Lebanon’s form is pretty damn ropey too. They’ve lost four games in 10 and have won just three. What does that tell us? Well, it tells us that both Syria and Lebanon find it hard to win games. We might have leant towards Lebanon but home advantage means we fancy Syria to take something from the game.
This match will not be a classic
You might look at Syria’s recent results and question our prediction of under 2.5 goals. We’re not hiding the facts, which is that three of Syria’s last five have gone over 2.5. Instead, we’re saying there is good value in the under 2.5 market. That value is presented in the shape of Lebanon’s form over the same five match period. Every single one of their last five has been under 2.5 goals with a total of just four goals seen.
A bore draw awaits
Our final prediction for this match builds off what we’ve just spoken about i.e. that we expect there to be very few goals scored in the match. Syria have only managed to score a total of four goals in their last five games whilst Lebanon have netted just three in their past five outings. That’s proof of pretty lacking attacks right now. The other factor we want to highlight is the strength of Lebanon’s backline; they’ve kept four clean sheets in their last five games. With those factors combined, we can’t see anything but an absolute snoozefest. 0-0.
The best odds for Syria vs Lebanon
Syria vs Lebanon: Team Overview
Syria don’t look capable of buying a win right now. They’ve lost four of their last five games drawing the other and have offered up just two wins from their last 10 matches. It’s little surprise they’re rock bottom of qualifying after three games. Group A is tight enough where a win will change the picture for them massively but they will need a big performance from the likes of Omar Al-Somah if they’re to get the points they need.
Lebanon aren’t fairing much better than their hosts of late and their qualification picture is very similar; that means progress looks unlikely but three points could be a game changer. Goals have been hard to come by, which doesn’t help with getting wins but at least they can point to a solid defence. It gives them something to build on. Can Joan Oumari and Kassem El Zein keep Al-Somah quiet for another clean sheet?
The final word on Syria vs Lebanon
- Who are favourites to win? Syria
- When is KO? 17:00 GMT
- Where is the game being played? King Abdullah II Stadium