AFC Asian Cup: Sunday’s schedule, fixtures, odds and predictions as Japan, Uzbekistan and Qatar aim for last-16

  • Three teams can be sure of progression to the knockout stages in the UAE in Sunday’s three games
  • Last round of group games begins on Monday
PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 January, 2019, 3:58pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 January, 2019, 3:58pm

Sunday brings the final round of games for matchday two at the AFC Asian Cup from the United Arab Emirates.

That means a chance for Japan, Uzbekistan and Qatar to make sure of their progress through to the round of 16 with another win while other nations look to bounce back from opening game struggles.

North Korea were beaten 4-0 by Saudi Arabia and will need to ring the changes after having a man sent off in the drubbing.

A loss to Qatar would severely dent Korean hopes of going through and could see coach Kim Yong-jun become the third boss to lose their job at the tournament.

The teams meet at Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain in the early kick-off and the Qataris are expected to win.

Felix Sanchez’s side are $1.44 to win with a draw at $4.65. A North Korean victory is $8.5.

The game is live on Fox Sports (channel 670) from 7pm.

Japan came back to beat Uzbekistan in their Asian Cup bow and progress would be secured with another win.

Oman stand in the way of that but they are not being given much hope of resistance.

The Blue Samurai are $1.4 for the win with Oman at $9.5 and a draw at $4.7.

Kick-off at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi is 9.30pm and it is live on Fox Sports (channel 670).

The final game on Sunday is the derby between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan at Dubai’s Rashid Stadium.

Uzbekistan will join Iran, Iraq, Jordan, China, South Korea and Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 with a second win while the Turkmenistan team is looking for a first point after losing to Japan.

Egor Krimets misses out for the favourites after being sent off in the closing stages of their win over Oman.

That has not affected the $1.53 odds for an Uzbekistan win. A win for their neighbours is $7 and a draw is $3.98.

Kick-off is midnight and the game is live on Fox Sports (channel 670).