IRAN - UZBEKISTAN
SOUTH KOREA-SAUDI ARABIA
Iran look strong, they are a major force in the region and are likely to field a team containing 7-8 European based players. They are scoring for fun recently, with 18 goals in 5 starts, including 8 against Jamaica !
Uzbekistan have problems, their top striker and two key defenders are missing and they have a young squad, lacking in experience.
In the other match, I have to take the Saudi team with the handicap start, both could live with the draw and that could easily be the outcome. SK are without 3 key English based players and have not beaten their opponents in 18 years, they may have to wait a little longer.
4 points Iran -3/4 ball asian line 1.83.
5 points Saudi +1/4 ball asian line 1.95.
There was also a big priced winner " between the lines" on Monday for the eagle eyed, Koubek won in straight sets. Albeit two days later, due to the rain.
"Did have a look at the tennis in Gstaad, where I was interested in opposing Youzhny, who was injured at Wimbledon, with Koubek who is a big looking 5.30 to win. He took a set when they met earlier this year on clay in Munich and may do the same again. However, I could not find out anything about Koubek's well being, so decided to take the cowards way out !"