Kyrgyzstan vs Philippines
AFC Asian Cup.
Date: Wednesday, 16th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium (Dubai).
Two of the bottom sides in the Group will meet as Kyrgyzstan plays the Philippines in their 3rd match in the tournament.
This is the first ever appearance of the White Falcons in the Asia Cup. Both their matches had shown clearly that the lack in match experience has cost them big time. The opening game against China was lost 2-1, but they managed to score a goal which would have been a great boost to them mentally.
In their previosu5 matches, they have 3 wins and 2 defeats. Both defeats have come in this tournament. After China, they had to face the stronger South Korean side. Even after playing well throughout the game, a slight mistake at the back just before the stroke of half time saw them conceded and the match ended 1-0 in favor of the Koreans.
The “Street Dogs” also are on a 2 match losing streak in the tournament as well. They started out with a 1-0 loss against Korea and then went on to lose 3-0 against the Chinese. The Philippines are also newcomers in the Asian Cup and are struggling to play against some of Asia’s best teams.
Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their last 5 competitive matches, in which period they conceded 8 goals in total. So with a defense like this, they may not be able to test the defense of the Falcons. The Latter still has a chance to progress, being one of the best third-place teams in the Cup.
Kyrgyzstan vs Philippines: Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the first competitive fixture in which these two teams will be playing each other.
Kyrgyzstan vs Philippines: Prediction
The team managed by Phil Young husband has not troubled the scores in any of their 2 group matches. But they conceded 4 goals in both of them. Meanwhile, their opponents for Wednesday was able to break the shackles against China. So we can bet on both teams not scoring based on the attacking weakness of the Philippines with 1.90 odds.
From both games they played, the men from Kyrgyzstan has shown more intent to win a match. Their match against Korea was one of the best performances in the tournament so far even though they were not able to win. But against a team like Phil’s side, they may rise up to the occasion and cement their position in the best third-place teams. So we can bet on Kyrgyzstan to win with 2.00 odds.
Kyrgyzstan vs Philippines: Betting Tips
The White Falcons to win @ 2.00 (1/1).
Both sides to score: No @ 1.90 (9/10).