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China PR vs Iran Quarterfinal 2019 Asian Cup preview, predictions

The second quarterfinal match of AFC Asian Cup 17th edition is all set to take place on 24 January 2019 at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Iran vs China PR football match has been scheduled to begin at 20:00 local time.

Head to Head

Iran 14:6 China PR (4 Draws)

China PR vs Iran quarterfinal of 2019 Asian Cup on 24 January
China PR vs Iran quarterfinal of 2019 Asian Cup on 24 January

Match Preview

Iran has got upper hand over Chinese national football team in international contests. Both teams have faced off each other 24 times on soccer field and Iran defeated China PR 14 times meanwhile four games ended at draw. China managed to win six matches against Iran in the history of game.

The previous rivalry between two Asian giants took place in March 2017 when Iran beat China by 1-0 in FIFA World Cup qualifying match. Last time these two teams faced each other in AFC Asian Cup was in year 2007 and the game ended at draw.

Iran and China both won two-two games each in group stage and coming into quarter-final match by defeating respective teams Oman and Thailand. Alireza Jahanbakhsh was amazing versus Oman when he scored brilliant goal to lead the side while Dejagah converted penalty to double the lead and made sure Iran didn’t lose control on the game. Hence these two players will be crucial for Irani side along with Azmoun and Taremi.

Chinese team relies on star striker Yu Dabao who scored brilliant against Kyrgyzstan and Philippines. Meanwhile Wu Lei can be handy in the key knockout game against Iranian side. Gao Lin who smacked brilliant goal through penalty against Thailand in round of 16, will have to repeat such kind of performance on Thursday night.

Predicted Playing-XIs

China PR

Yan Junling, Liu Yang, Shi Ke, Zhang Linpeng, Feng Xiaoting, Hao Junmin, Wu Xi, Zheng Zhi, Gao Lin, Wu Lei, Yu Dabao.

Iran

Alireza Beiranvand, Ramin Rezaeian, Morteza Pouraliganji, Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Mehdi Taremi, Ashkan Dejagah, Omid Ebrahimi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Vahid Amiri, Sardar Azmoun.

Predictions

Iran national soccer team will be favorite in the second quarter-final match of AFC Asian Cup 2019 against China. As per our predictions, Irani team has 60 percent winning chances and the projected scoreline could be 3-1.

What’s your pick for 2nd Asian Cup quarterfinal on Thursday? China or Iran? Who will through to semis?

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