Bahrain dissapointed its suppoerters in WAFF Championship and they got 4th place. I think they deserved to play final in championship but they weren’t lucky enough. Now they will face with Libya in Manama. It will be their last match in 2012. They have good and experienced players in squad but I don’t think that head coach Gabriel Calderon will call them all. They will try new players in their squad. Gabriel Calderon also tried new players in friendly against Azerbeijan.
After independence of Libya, Libya football started to grow well and it’s still growing. I believe they will do many good jobs in the future in international matches. Ahmas Sa’ad and Rabea Al-Laafi from Club Africain, Djamal Mahamat from Braga, Nadar Al-Tarhouni and Younes El-Shibani from Ismaily SC are the most valuable players of Libya Squad and I believe that Libya head coach Abdulhafeedh Arbeesh will take this match serious.
Bahrain got two draws and a win in friendly matches which has been played in Bahrain. They won against Jordan and got draw against Philippines and Iraq. Libya got 2 loses and a draw in their last three away matches. They lost against Algeria and Equotorial Guinea and got a draw against Togo.
Bahrain v Libya Head to head
Both teams played 3 matches since 1997. In 1997 the match was in Libya and Libya won 2-1. In 1998 both teams played match in Bahrain and there was a draw 2-2. In 2007 Bahrain won against Libya and won to match 2-0.
Match Prediction: It will be less then 3 goals in the match and If you want a risky prediction I believe Bahrain will win match.