Prediction for Afghanistan - Oman. On Friday, June 5, 2021, the next round of the second stage of qualification for the 2022 World Cup from Asia will be played. How will the match of the 8th round of the two teams from Group E end?
Over the past 4 years, these teams have played 3 matches against each other (2 friendly and 1 official), and all 3 were won by Oman. Moreover, Afghanistan has not yet been able to score a single goal against Oman, and has conceded 10. In October 2019, in Oman, a score of 3:0 was recorded in the selection for the World Cup.
Afghanistan is one of the outsiders of the group. For 6 matches played, the team scored 5 points. The team of Afghanistan plays abominably (only 3 goals in 6 games), and the team concedes regularly (12 conceded). In 2021, Afghanistan managed to play 3 matches. On May 25 and 29, the team played 2 friendly games – a home victory over Indonesia (3: 2) and a draw with Singapore (1: 1). And on June 3, as part of the selection, there was a 1:1 away match with Bangladesh.
Oman takes the 2nd place in the group and has real prospects to win a ticket to the third round of qualification. To do this, he needs to win both of the remaining matches. The task in principle is not the most difficult – Oman is quite a good team. Yes, it does not reach the level of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Australia. But definitely much stronger than the same Afghanistan. In 2021, the team played 4 friendly matches. In March, Oman scored 2 draws-0: 0 with Jordan and 1: 1 with India. In May, he won twice-1: 0 against Thailand and 3: 1 against Indonesia. But on June 7, Oman lost the first official match 0: 1 to Qatar.