Chelsea faces difficulty against Aston Villa, Iran is ahead of Qatar in the Asian Cup

(Football commentary Aston Villa – Chelsea, 3:00, February 8, FA Cup 4th round replay and Qatar – Iran, 10:00 p.m., February 7, 2023 Asian Cup semi-finals) Chelsea will face many difficulties at Villa Park, Iran can easily win against Qatar.

Aston Villa and Chelsea suddenly had to meet in the middle of the week with a replay in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Last time they met, the two teams drew 0-0 at Stamford Bridge. This time, the two sides will face off at Villa Park, Aston Villa’s home ground.

The two teams had contrasting results at the weekend. Chelsea lost 2-4 at home to Wolves while Aston Villa won 5-0 at Sheffield United’s field. In fact, the position on the rankings partly tells the situation of the two teams.

Aston Villa is ranked 4th with 46 points/23 matches and is full of opportunities to participate in the European Cup. Chelsea is “sink” in 11th place and has only 31 points. Aston Villa’s home form is also very good, unbeaten in 4/5 recent matches, including 3 wins. While Chelsea lost 4/5 recent times as guests.

The two teams’ head-to-head records are also in favor of Aston Villa. This team is on a series of 4 unbeaten matches when facing Chelsea, including 3 wins. They also kept clean sheets in the last 3 meetings. Those are the grounds to believe that Aston Villa will win this match.

Score prediction: Aston Villa 2-0 Chelsea

Probable teams

Aston Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Lenglet, Moreno; McGinn, Kamara, Luiz, Bailey; Diaby, Watkins.

Chelsea: Petrovic; Gusto, Disasi, Badiashile, Chilwell; Chukwuemeka, Fernandez; Palmer, Nkunku, Mudryk; Jackson.

Iran – Qatar, 10 p.m., February 7, 2023 Asian Cup semi-finals

After Japan, Korea, and Australia bid farewell to the tournament, Iran is the team with the best chance of winning the Asian Cup. The representative from West Asia only needs to win 2 more matches to be crowned. First, they need to overcome hosts Qatar in the semi-finals.

These two teams are very familiar with each other because they are located in the same area. The Iranian team has a better record with a 10-match unbeaten streak in which they won the last 6 matches against Qatar.

Iran’s players are also rated much higher. Key striker Taremi has returned after suspension and will work alongside Azmoun and Jahanbakhsh in attack. In defense, goalkeeper Beiranvand will still be a reliable stopper for Iran.

Qatar’s side also has a pretty good attacking trio: Al Haydos, Afif and Ali. However, this team can hardly be compared with Iran in terms of the remaining positions on the field. Therefore, it is likely that Iran will be the team that wins the right to continue

Score prediction : Iran 3-1 Qatar

Probable teamsIran:

Beiranvand, Hajisafi, Rezaeian, Khalilzadeh, Ezatolahi, Ghayedi, Azmoun, Ghoddos, Jahanbakhsh, Gholizadeh, Mehdi Taremi.Qatar: Meshaal Barsham, Pedro Miguel, Almahdi Ali, Mohammed Waa, Tarek Salman, Hassan Al Haydos, Lucas Mendes, Ahmed Fathy, Jassem Gaber, Akram Afif, Almoez Ali.

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