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India vs Qatar Predictions & Tips - Qatar to win to nil in Doha

  • India vs Qatar predictions for Thursday's 2022 World Cup Qualifier
  • The match is being played at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha (6.00pm BST)
  • India are playing this game away from home in Doha
  • Qatar have won 5 of their 6 World Cup qualifiers and are tipped to win
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Qatar are tipped to win to nil against India (Getty Images)
Freetips staff 02 Jun 2021
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India vs Qatar Predictions


India give up home advantage with the remaining qualifiers taking place in Doha. That plays into the hands of Qatar, who can record a sixth win from seven qualifiers.

Having conceded just one goal all campaign, Qatar are tipped to win to nil.

  • India are winless in 13 of their 14 international matches (all competitions).
  • Qatar have won 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Qatar have won 5 of their 6 matches (World Cup Qualifying).
  • Qatar have kept clean sheets in 5 of their 6 matches (World Cup Qualifying).

Head to Head


The nations have met four times previously with Qatar leading the head to head 2-1. 

The most recent meeting ended in a 0-0 draw during 2022 World Cup qualifying when the sides met in September 2019.

Qatar had 28 goal attempts and 13 shots on target, but couldn't break the deadlock in a one-sided contest.

India Form


India have collected three points from five qualifiers so far, going winless and already missing out of a place in the third phase of qualifying.

Igor Stimac's side lost their opening game 2-1 at home to Oman before drawing three in a row.

India earned points from stalemates with Qatar (0-0), Bangladesh (1-1) and Afghanistan (1-1). A 1-0 defeat to Oman followed.

Since then, India have played two friendlies - a 1-1 draw with Oman and a 6-0 loss to United Arab Emirates in March.

India Team News


Coach Igor Stimac has named a 28-man squad to travel to Doha for the qualifiers. The squad is exclusively made up of Indian Super League players.

Full-back Ashutosh Mehta is a notable absentee through injury having made his international debut in March.

ATK Mohun Bagan midfielder Glan Martins is the only new face called up for the first time.

India Squad


Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Amrinder Singh
Defenders: Akash Mishra, Rahul Bheke, Chinglensana Singh, Narender Gahlot, Sandesh Jhingan, Pritam Kotal, Subhasish Bose, Adil Khan
Midfielders: Anirudh Thapa, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Ashique Kuruniyan, Udanta Singh, Rowllin Borges, Glan Martins, Brandon Fernandes, Sahal Abdul Samad, Mohammad Yasir, Lalengmawia, Pronay Halder
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco, Ishan Pandita

Qatar Form


Qatar are already assured of a place in the third stage of qualification after picking up 16 points from six games.

The only dropped points came in a 0-0 draw with India. Qatar have beaten Afghanistan 6-0 and 1-0, Bangladesh 2-0 and 5-0 and Oman 2-1.

Since beating Bangladesh in December, Qatar have won 1-0 against Luxembourg and 2-1 against Azerbaijan in friendles. 

They drew 1-1 with Republic of Ireland in a friendly most recently in March.

Qatar Team News


Coach Felix Sanchez Bas has named a 27-man squad to face India and Oman in the final two qualifiers.

Forward Almoez Ali has scored 29 times for Qatar, and six of them have come during this World Cup qualification phase.

Playmaker Akram Afif has also starred during the campaign, and returns to the squad having missed the internationals in March.

Qatar Squad


Goalkeepers: Saad Al Sheeb, Meshal Barsham, Mahmoud Abunada, Salah Zakaria
Defenders: Ró-Ró, Abdulkarim Hassan, Tareq Salman, Ahmed Suhail, Boualem Khoukhi, Basam Al Rawi, Salem Al Hajri, Musaab Kheder, Homam Ahmed
Midfielders: Mohammed Waad, Assim Madibo, Karim Boudiaf, Abdullah Al-Ahrak, Abdulaziz Hatem, Khaled Muneer, Hassan Al-Haydos, Yusuf Abdurisag,
Forwards: Ismael Mohamed, Akram Afif, Almoez Ali, Ahmed Alaaeidin, Mohammed Muntari, Sultan Al Break

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Verdict

Qatar have proved a cut above in this group, scoring 16 times in six games and conceding just once. They are tipped to win to nil against India.

Best Bet: Qatar To Win To Nil @-200.00 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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