What will Mancini’s Arabia do? Favorites and odds

Like the African Cup, the Asian Cup has been postponed from 2023 to 2024. The 18th edition of Asia’s biggest tournament will start in Qatar on January 12 and the final will be held on February 10.

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Asian Cup Qatar 2023: favorites and odds

Organizing major sporting events is not easy these days. Just like the Africa Cup of Nations was postponed from 2023 to 2024 due to weather problems in Ivory Coast, the Asian Cup was also postponed in the same way. planned to be held last Junebut it was also postponed. While China was planned as the host country for the 18th edition, China later withdrew from the race due to Covid and was replaced by Qatar.

However, since June and July are very hot months in the Emirate, the tournament was postponed to January-February 2024. Qatar national team is the last championIn 2019, they won the final against Japan in the United Arab Emirates. However, according to the odds prepared by William Hill experts, Qatar is not among the favorites given as 10.

To the host national team bookmakers definitely favor Japan, one of the most reliable selections historically and the winner of 6 editions of the Asian Cup. Rising Sun’s team, strengthened by talented and experienced elements such as Brighton’s Mitoma, Real Sociedad’s Kubo and Arsenal’s Tomiyasu, is the first favorite in the 3-way odds.

Intact South Korea, unknown Iran and Manchu

The most reliable alternative to Japan is South Korea. Thanks to the likes of former Napoli player Kim Min-Jae and Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, National team led by Jurgen Klinsmann They liked it so much they ranked 5th. But beware of Iran, another team was performing well in the Asian Cup (3 successes), even if the ongoing civil unrest could negatively affect the team’s performance.

Definitely Iran is given at 8 by William Hill.He attacked Benfica’s Mehdi Taremi, the only Serie A player, and Rome’s Sardar Azmoun with explosives. called for the event. Then look out for Australia (odds 7.50), who have retained their coach (Graham Arnold) and structure despite losing tough midfielder Mooy, who performed well at the World Cup in Qatar and retired.

At the end of the most anticipated list is Saudi Arabia, whose share of 8 is not so much explained by any individuality, but can be explained by: Coach: Roberto Mancini. The task of the former coach of the Italian national team is difficult, but it may surprise in a positive way. The other 18 teams appear to have no chance, in fact the odds range from 26 for Uzbekistan to 501 for Hong Kong.

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