Two highly ambitious teams are going head to head in a match of the Asian World Cup Qualifications - Iran and Bahrain. Bahrain are the leaders in group C, but a loss here can push them into second place, with Iran looking to usurp the leaders.
The Iranians have been on a good run of form lately, having won 7 of their last 10, losing 2 and drawing 1. One of these losses was against their opponent today, so all this good run of form might have no meaning tonight when they get out on the field. Manager Dragan Skocic will hope his troops will have it in them to see the Bahrainesse out, and make a giant leap forward towards ensuring a World Cup spot. With the team scoring freely, all the circumstances are now in their favor, so will they get the job done? It remains to be seen.
Bahrain are the surprise leaders of group C, having picked up 12 points in 6 games, and now sit atop. The small nation have been beating opponents left and right, and their form shows it - they’ve managed to win 8 from their last 10, losing once to Jordan and drawing with Ukraine. Manager Helio Sousa is definitely doing all the right moves and is performing his job admirably, but tonight’s challenge will be the hardest one for his best 11 - a team with the same ambitions as theirs. A win here puts them in pole position, so expect them to put up a fight and give their best!
Both managers will have all the players at their disposal, which means there can be no excuses for when the kick-off whistle is sounded. Tune in to see how both teams will perform in the match of their lives