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Iraq vs Bahrain Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Iraq vs Bahrain Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Let us see some predictions as well as the previews of professional experts about Iraq vs Bahrain - the match in the 2019 Gulf Cup.

Iraq vs Bahrain match information

Time: 22:30 (GMT+8) on December 5th

Venue: Khalifa International Stadium

‎‎Competition: 2019 Gulf Cup

Iraq is the only team in the 2019 Gulf Cup that did not lose any game, so they topped Group A with seven points in three matches. Moreover, Iraq currently has nine consecutive undefeated games at all competitions.

As a result, beating Iraq at the moment is a very hard task for every team, especially when they defend solidly as they did against Qatar and UAE at the group stage.

In the case of Bahrain, they luckily advanced to the semi-finals thanks to late goals in the last match of the preliminary round. Thiago Fernandes was the most impressive player when he scored two goals in the last minutes of the second half.

If the Brazilian-born player had not scored, Bahrain would have been eliminated soon. But it was just a fantastic moment of Thiago, so he hardly does it again in the semi-finals.

Compared to Bahrain, Iraq is appraised higher at present. Furthermore, in the two latest matches between two teams in the World Cup qualification round, Bahrain could not defeat Iraq, scoring only one goal.

With a well-organized defense system of Iraq, Bahrain has no chance to score. On the contrary, Iraqi strikers are very dangerous in counter-attacks, so they cannot be overlooked.

Iraq vs Bahrain possible lineups:

Iraq: Fahad Talib, Ali Faez Atiyah, Dhurgham Ismail, Ali Adnan, Maytham Jabbar, Safa Abdullah, Mohammad Qasem, Hasan Hammood, Ala'a Abdul Zahra, Alaa Abbas, Mohammad Reda Jaleel.

Bahrain: Sayed Jaafar, Rashed Al Hooti, Sayed Baqer, Ahmed Nabeel, Ali Haram, Ali Madan, Sayed Reda Issa, Thiago Fernandes, Mohamed Al Romaihi, Kamil Al Aswad, Jassim Al Shaikh.

Iraq vs Bahrain score predictions: 1-0