Group E Asian Cup 2019 odds
Who will win the Asian Cup 2019 – Group E?
AFC Asian Cup 2019
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the AFC. Where the winning team becomes the champions of Asia and qualifies for the 2021 FIFA Confederation Cup. The 2019 AFC Asian Cup will be the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup. This edition will be the first time that 24 teams will participate in the finals instead of 16. The tournament will start on the 5th of January and end on February 1.
Group E consists of four teams including three-time Asian Cup champions Saudi Arabia. The other teams are- Qatar, Lebanon, and North Korea.
Captain: Osama Hawsawi
Head Coach: Juan Antonio Pizzi
Saudi Arabia is one of the most successful teams in Asia. They have played in every Asian Cup since 1984. The national team has won three Asian Cups and reached the final of the tournament six times. However, they have had a bad spell in the last two editions as they were knocked out from the group stages of both Asian Cups. Saudi Arabia has played in five FIFA World Cups including the last one in Russia where they were knocked out from the group stages. They are currently ranked 67th in the FIFA World Rankings.
Captain: Hassan Al-Haydos
Head Coach: Félix Sánchez Bas
Qatar national team has never qualified for a FIFA World Cup. But they will play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup as they have automatically qualified as the hosts. Qatar has played in the Asian Cup nine times previously and this will be their 10th appearance. But they have never been able to reach the Semi-Finals of the Asian Cup. Qatar has been fantastic in the qualifiers for this Asian Cup as they won 7 of their 8 matches. They are currently ranked 98th in the FIFA World Rankings.
Captain: Hassan Maatouk
Head Coach: Miodrag Radulović
Lebanon has never qualified for a FIFA World Cup. They have played in only one major tournament and that was the Asian Cup in 2000. They qualified as the hosts of the tournament but were knocked out in the group stage finishing last in their group. This will be their 2nd appearance in an Asian Cup. Their ranking has improved in the last few months. They are currently ranked 79th in the FIFA World Rankings which is their highest ever ranking.
Captain: Ri Myong-guk
Head Coach: Pak Yong-il
North Korea played in two World Cups in their history. They were the first team from Asia to make it past the group stage in the World Cup 1966. They have played in four different Asian Cups and the highest they reached was the Semi-Finals in 1980. This will be their 5th appearance in an Asian Cup. They are currently ranked 108th in the FIFA World Rankings.