Bahrain VS Singapore
At number 127, Bahrain are the top-ranked team in the group, which also contains Taiwan and Turkmenistan. They are undoubtedly the favourites to take one of the two automatic spots to UAE 2019 on offer. The 2004 Asian Cup surprise package will be encouraged that they start against Singapore, a team they have beaten six times out of the last six meetings. The state island is still recovering from a dismal AFF Championship campaign, and their first game in 2017 ended in defeat too, a 1-2 defeat to Afghanistan.