The latest betting tips, predictions and odds for Jordan v Qatar.
The final of the 2023 Asian Cup takes place at Lusail Stadium on Saturday with Jordan going up against tournament hosts Qatar.
Jordan will be competing in their first final in this tournament, having previously only gone as far as the quarter-finals, after taking the big scalp of South Korea in the semis.
Qatar won this trophy in 2019, beating Japan 3-1, and they are aiming to become the first back-to-back winners of the Asian Cup since the Samurai Blue achieved that feat in 2004.
Qatar to win - 11/4
It has been a rollercoaster ride to the final for Jordan, who made it through to the knockout stages as the highest-ranked third-place team.
Hussein Ammouta’s side were heading out in the last 16, as they trailed Iraq 2-1 deep into stoppage-time, but 95th and 97th-minute strikes gave them the 3-2 victory.
A 1-0 win over Tajikistan was then followed by a brilliant 2-0 triumph over South Korea, who failed to record a single shot on target.
Jordan will need another defensive masterclass if they want to get past Qatar, who have scored in all six matches during the tournament.
The hosts have a number of attacking options to call upon and that was evident in the 3-2 semi-final win over Iran, with three different players finding the back of the net.
Qatar have won all six of their matches, if you include their quarter-final success on penalties against Uzbekistan, and they just seem to have that extra bit of quality about them.
Tintin Marquez’s troops are unbeaten in the last four meetings against Jordan, drawing back-to-back matches before recording 2-0 victories in the next two fixtures.
With this being Jordan’s first Asian Cup final, they may just fall short in their bid for glory against a Qatar side that know what is required to go all the way.
Under 2.5 goals - 8/15
Jordan put on a great show to nullify South Korea’s threat in their semi-final and they are likely to adopt a similar approach again.
The Chivalrous have recorded back-to-back clean sheets, having also blanked Tajikistan, and three of their six matches have ended with victories to nil.
Half of Jordan’s games have also produced under 2.5 goals but, more importantly, that bet has landed in three of their last four fixtures.
It’s also worth noting that the last four meetings between Jordan and Qatar have seen under 2.5 goals, while just two of their last nine meetings have gone over that line.
Akram Afif to score anytime - 9/4
Afif started off the tournament by bagging a brace in the win over Lebanon and he has continued that impressive form with strikes against Tajikistan, Palestine and Iran.
The 27-year-old is just one behind Iraq’s Aymen Hussein in the Golden Boot race and he can at least move level with him by netting in Saturday’s final.
This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.