Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
After suffering back-to-back defeats to Thailand and Vietnam, United Arab Emirates will be looking to return to winning ways in Group G when they take on Malaysia at Zabeel Stadium on Thursday evening. UAE aim to keep their automatic qualification hopes alive, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Malaysia. Keep in mind, though, that defender Khalifa Al Hammadi is out of contention through suspension.
The Malaysians, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Thailand and Indonesia. Tan Hoe’s troops regained a much-needed confidence, but beating United Arab Emirates at Zabeel Stadium is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. You should bear in mind that under 2.5 goals have been netted in four of Malaysia’s previous five league fixtures.