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Iraq vs Hong Kong Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Iraq vs Hong Kong Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Let us see some predictions as well as the previews of professional experts about Iraq vs Hong Kong - the match in the group C of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier (AFC).

Iraq vs Hong Kong match information

Time: 20:00 (GMT+8) on October 10th

Venue: Basra International Stadium, Basra

‎‎Competition: Group C of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier (AFC)

Iraq is a strong team in Asia. They won the Asian Cup in 2007. Earlier this year, representatives from the Middle East also played very well in the Asian Cup and just stopped in front of the champions of Qatar.

Getting into Group C of the 2022 World Cup qualifier is said to be quite lucky for Srečko Katanec's team when the group has many weak opponents like Cambodia or Hong Kong. In the first match, despite playing on Bahrain's field, Iraq confirmed its strength by pressing uncomfortable pressing and danger in fixed situations. And it can be said that keeping one point was successful with Bahrain.

In the next match, Ali Adnan and his teammates will return to Basra home ground to welcome Hong Kong. 3 points is what Iraq firmly holds in hand when they only have to meet the weakest opponent in the table. On the other side of the battle line, Hong Kong is standing in Group C right now with only 1 point after 2 matches.

Perhaps the political instability is also one of the reasons for the decline in Hong Kong's performance recently. Specifically, in the last 10 matches, the team of coach Mixu Paatelainen won only 3. Even, they let weak opponents like Chinese Taipei or Guangdong defeat easily. The lack of ideas in the coordination with the relatively sloppy collective play is causing the red shirt team to receive disappointing results.

Experts say, most likely in the encounter between Iraq and Hong Kong, three points will stay in the Middle East.

Possible Lineups Iraq vs Hong Kong:

Iraq: Hassan Hachim, Sameh Saeed, Natiq Naji, Ibrahim Khalaf, Dhurgham Ismail, Humam Tariq, Karar Nabeel, Amjad Attwan, Alaa Abbas, Mohanad Ali, Justin Meram.

Hong Kong: Zhenpeng Wang, Kin-Man Tong, Chak Ting Fung, Russell, Daniel Cancela, Yang Huang, Siu-Kwan Chan, Ying Zhi Ju, Wai Wong, Alex Tayo Akande, Jaimes McKee.

Iraq vs Hong Kong score predictions: 3-1