Malaysia vs Thailand
World Cup Qualification AFC
Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Bukit Jalil Stadium.
Malaysia will be trying hard to come out of the double loss recently in the tournament while hosting Thailand. The visitor is the favorite in the game with their dominance in the group.
Malaysia vs Thailand Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall stats: Malaysia-4 wins, Thailand- 5 wins, Draw-5.
- Their previous encounter ended in a 2-2 draw at Thailand’s home.
- The guest has recorded four of the last five wins in their meetings.
- Thailand previously tasted a win here in the 2014 clash.
Malaysia vs Thailand Prediction
Malaysia will be on their 13th attempt to get qualified since 1974 World Cup AFC qualifiers. It has been a downward slope for the home team in Group G. They have lost two of the three fixtures in the qualifiers and they have only won with the team at the ultimate bottom.
Along with that, Malaysia has lost two of the last four home matches in their overall schedule.
Also, the Malayan Tigers lost the only home match in the tournament with UAE who is in second place. So, winning over the table toppers, Thailand, will be a herculean task for the host.
In their previous home match against UAE, Ali Ahmed Mabkhout scored a brace with three of the visitor’s shots hitting the target out of six.
Also, Malayan Tigers had only 49% possession with the ball from the defeat.
Thailand will be aiming for their maiden World Cup entry in the 13th attempt in the qualifiers since 1974.
Besides that, Thailand is unbeaten in Group G and are topping the tournament table. Akira Nishino has set his team to win in their previous away game with Indonesia.
A brace from Sarachat S and the penalty goal by Bunmathan T secured the War Elephant’s triumph over the weaker side. All the actions happened in the second half of the 0-3 score game. Even in the away clash, they defended well, allowing none of the Indonesian shots to hit the target while they hit the target 3 out of 5 times.
Apart from that, in their overall away fixtures, the War Elephants have shown great composure with just two losses in the last ten trips on the road.
As such, the host is not that favored to lead the game. So, Thailand has ore chance of winning the game.
Malaysia vs Thailand Betting tips
Draw no bet: Thailand @ 1.44 (2/5).
Correct score: 0-2 for Thailand @ 9.50 (17/2).