Tajikistan vs Jordan Match Analysis & Prediction
16/11/2023 4:00 pm
Tajikistan and Jordan will meet at the Central Republican Stadium in their opening AFC 2026 World Cup qualifier on Thursday evening.
Following a five-game winless start to 2023, Tajikistan claimed successive 2-0 friendly victories over Singapore and Malaysia in September and October respectively.
Mukhammadzhon Rakhimov and Vahdat Khanonov scored either side of halftime to help the Persian Lions claim a routine vistory over Singapore, before Shahrom Samiev and Rustam Soirov got their names on the scoresheet against Malaysia, the latter of whom netting his first international goal.
Croatian head coach Petar Segrt has spent nearly two full years in charge of Tajikistan and is hoping to create more history after helping the nation qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup for the very first time, following a run of two wins and a draw across three qualifiers in June last year.
Tajikistan are now focused fully on their opening two AFC World Cup qualifiers this month, and will hope to make a strong start to Group G by taking advantage of Jordan’s recent poor run of form.
Indeed, Jordan enter Thursday’s contest after losing six of their last eight internationals across all competitions, including three defeats in four friendlies over the last three months.
Moroccan-born head coach Hussein Ammouta, who took charge in June, is keen to quickly turn the fortunes around for Jordan, and his side can be quietly optimistic of success on Thursday.
Tajikistan vs. Jordan Head to head
In the five previous meetings between these two teams, Tajikistan have claimed one victory while Jordan have won three, and they have drawn once.
11/06/2015Tajikistan1Jordan3AFC World Cup Qualifiers
13/10/2015Jordan3Tajikistan0AFC World Cup Qualifiers
Tajikistan Team News
Tajikistan will be without their all-time leading goalscorer Manuchekhr Dzhalilov, who has found the back of the net 20 times in 51 international games, as he is sidelined with an injury.
His absence will likely see Shahrom Samiev lead the line, although Shervoni Mabatshoev and Rustam Soirov will also be pushing to start.
Tajikistan's Last 5 Matches
11/06/2023Tajikistan1Turkmenistan1CAFA Nations Cup
14/06/2023Oman1Tajikistan1CAFA Nations Cup
17/06/2023Uzbekistan5Tajikistan1CAFA Nations Cup
Jordan Team News
Hamza Al-Dardour, who has scored 32 goals in 104 appearances for Jordan, has been called up for this month’s international break after missing the friendly defeat to Iraq in October.
Goalkeeper Yazid Abu Laila may lead his team out again while wearing the captain’s armband, while Baraa Marei could be called upon to partner Abdullah Nassib at centre-back.
Jordan's Last 5 Matches
Tajikistan vs. Jordan: Odds and Predictions
Double Chance: Jordan or X
1000% Super Multi Bonus
Up to 10 times (1000%) larger winnings on bets placed during Happy HourCLAIM BONUS