Saudi Arabia – Yemen SOCCER PICKS
Saudi Arabia and Yemen measure forces, in a friendly. This is the 13th friendly match of the year for Saudi Arabia, after friendlies against Iraq, Brazil, Bolivia, Germany, Peru, Italy, Greece, Algeria, Belgium, Ukraine and Moldova. In the case of Yemen, this is their first friendly of the year. There is only one record of 1 direct confrontation in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 19-11-2014, which ended with the victory of Saudi Arabia by (1-0). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
This is the 13th friendly match of the year for the home team, after previous friendlies in which they recorded the following results: Saudi Arabia (1-1) Iraq, Saudi Arabia (0-2) Brazil, Saudi Arabia (2-2) Bolivia, Germany (2-1) Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia (0-3) Peru, Italy (2-1) Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia (2-0) Greece, Saudi Arabia (2-0) Algeria, Belgium (4) -0) Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia (1-1) Ukraine, Iraq (4-1) Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia (3-0) Moldova. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 1 draw and 11 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 32 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 14 conceded. Saudi Arabia won 3, drew 3 and lost 2 of their last 8 home games for the Friendlies.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 6 games. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 8 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 12 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they scored 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘); He suffered 4 of his 10 goals between the minutes (31’-45 ‘).
The Saudi team enters this match after a draw against Iraq, by 1-1, recording the third consecutive game without beating in this competition: the goal of the team was scored by Abdulaziz Ali Al-Bishi. The selection of Saudi Arabia usually acts in a 4-3-3, privileging the maintenance of possession of the ball and more leisurely attacks, however, in some moments it must act more quickly. For this, you can count on the speed of Al-Dawasary and Al-Bishi. It should be noted that the selection of Saudi Arabia has some very interesting players, endowed with good technical skills. There are no absences of weight for this challenge.
The visiting team plays their first friendly match of the year, having played 2 in the last year, with the following markers: Egypt (1-0) Yemen and Yemen (0-1) Palestine. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 5 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 12 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Asian Cup Qualification, they beat Nepal at home by (2-1). In the last 6 away matches Yemen has 3 draws and 3 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
The Yemen team comes into this game with a 2-1 defeat to Nepal in a game for the Asian Cup qualifying round: the team’s two goals were scored by Al Matari. It is important to note that the visitors added only 2 wins in the last 10 matches played by several competitions. We hope the Yemen team will play in a 4-4-2, channeling their game through the flanks. In this tactical system, Yemen can count on Al Matari’s completion capability. Apparently, there are no absences of weight for this game.