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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Tajikistan vs Saudi Arabia: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :March 24, 2024 at 8:54 PM
Modified at :March 24, 2024 at 8:54 PM
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Saudi Arabia have a 100% win record against Tajikistan.

Tajikistan have had a mixed start so far, occupying the second position in the standings. They have won against Pakistan with a thumping 1-6 win, drawn with Jordan and lost to Saudi Arabia in the last match. Tajikistan has proven to be an unstoppable team, having already shocked everyone during the Asian Cup. Their best performance so far has come against Pakistan. 

Despite being eliminated early at the Asian Cup, Saudi Arabia won their last match by just a 1-0 margin over Tajikistan. At the moment, the team is playing brilliant football, remaining unbeaten. Only the Saudi Pro League has won all three matches so far. The competition has improved the performance of the players who have been showing a lot of promise in this qualifying campaign. Saudi Arabia remains one of the favourites to qualify for the World Cup

Kick-Off:

Tue, 26 March 2024 at 8:30 PM IST

Location: Central Republican Stadium

Form:

Tajikistan (in all competitions): L-L-D-W-L

Saudi Arabia (in all competitions): W-D-D-W-W

Player to Watch

Parvizdzhon Umarbaev (Tajikistan)

During the last few years, Parvizdzhon Umarbaev has been a key member of the Tajikistan, shielding the back four and linking up play for the team. One goal has been scored by him in three games, but that goal came against Pakistan. Calm and composed on the ball, he breaks up play well and times his interceptions perfectly to maintain defensive solidarity for his team. 

 Salem Al-Dawsari (Saudi Arabia) 

As a frontman for Al Hilal, he scored 17 goals in all competitions this season. In the past, he played a crucial role in the victory over Argentina, and has become a key player for the national team. In Saudi Arabia’s quest for a World Cup spot, his experience and leadership will be crucial. He has already scored two goals and looked dangerous in the attack. 

Match Facts

  • Tajikistan lost to Saudi Arabia in the last match
  • Saudi Arabia are the only side to remain unbeaten so far
  • Saudi Arabia have a 100% win record against Tajikistan

Injury and Team News

Both teams have a fully fit squad to choose from. There are no injury concerns at the moment.

Head to Head

Total Matches- 1

Tajikistan- 0

Saudi Arabia- 1

Draw- 0

Predicted Lineup

Tajikistan Predicted lineup (4-4-2):

Yatimov; Safarov, Hanonov, Dzhuraboev, Nazarov; Kamolov, Umarbaev, Panjshanbe, Mabatshoev; Samiev, Dzhalilov

Saudi Arabia Predicted lineup (3-1-4-2):

Owais; Slaluli, Al-Bulayhi, Lajami; Ali; Abdulhamid, Kanno, Al-Dawsari, Dawsari; Al-Shehri, Ghareeb

Match Prediction for Tajikistan vs Saudi Arabia in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Saudi Arabia will fancy their chances of getting a victory against Tajikistan since they are in a strong position in the group and have shown that they can compete with the better sides. Tajikistan unfortunately faces an uphill task to prevent the away team from scoring as they are one of the strongest sides in the group. 

Prediction: Tajikistan 0-1 Saudi Arabia

Telecast for Tajikistan vs Saudi Arabia in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

India- N/A

Saudi Arabia- SSC

US- N/A

Tajikistan- Varzish Sport

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