Pakistan – Palestine SOCCER PICKS
Palestine and Pakistan meet at Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium, in a friendly match. This is the 7th friendly match of the year for Palestine, after friendlies against Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Kuwait and Bahrain. In the case of Pakistan, this is their first friendly of the year. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 12-10-2014, in a match that ended with the final score: Pakistan (0-2) Palestine. The Pakistan presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
This is the 7th friendly match of the year for the home team, after previous friendlies in which they registered the following results: Qatar (3-0) Palestine, Kyrgyzstan (1-1) Palestine, Palestine (0-3) Iraq, Kuwait (2-0) Palestine, Iraq (0-0) Palestine and Bahrain (0-0) Palestine. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 41 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 4 home matches for all competitions, Palestina won 3 and lost 1.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 6 games. Their attack was not very effective, since they have not scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition.
The selection of Palestine enters this unmotivated match, after a defeat, 3-0, against Qatar. It is important to remember that the last victory of Palestine was against Maldives. We hope that Palestine will act in a 4-3-3, channeling their game through the central corridor. In this tactical system you can count on the finishing ability of forward Chihadeh, player of SC Kriens, of the second division of Switzerland. There are no absences of weight for this game.
The visiting team plays their first friendly of the year, after not having played any in the previous year. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats in their stadium. In the last match that they disputed, for the Championship of the Federation of South Asia, they lost with India out by (3-1). In the last 3 away matches Pakistan has a record of 1 win and 2 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches.
Pakistan enters this match after a 3-1 slight against India, in a game for the semifinal of the SAFF Championship. The Pakistani team usually acts in a 5-3-2, privileging defensive organization and rapid transitions. On the attack front are usually Hassan Bashir and Mohammad Ali, players of the Strike, from Denmark, both of them being very powerful and competent in the finalization. Coach Mohammed Al Shamlane can count on all his players.