Thailand vs Australia
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Asia (Group B)
Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Kick-off: 12:00 UK
Venue: Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok.
Thailand are at the foot of the Group B table of the World Cup qualifiers after losing in all of their first 4 matches. They suffered a heavy 4-0 thrashing from the hands of Iraq on matchday 4 and the morale look shattered in the dressing room. A team like Australia is a much bigger test and it will be interesting to see if they can regroup and respond in a positive manner.
Australia were held to back-to-back draws and fell out from the top position of the group table. The current group leaders Saudi were first to halt Australia’s winning run in the Asian zone with a 2-2 thriller in the round three fixture. While they came from behind to earn a point in the home match against Japan in the round four. There is only a one point gap between them and Saudi at the moment. As Saudi are up against Japan, earlier the same day and Australia have a perfect chance to go top of the group with a win against Thailand.
Thailand vs Australia: Live Streaming
The World Cup Qualifying match between Thailand and Australia can be streamed Live for FREE at AFC’s official YouTube channel. The link can be found here.
Thailand vs Australia: Head-to-head Stats
Australia were victorious in all of the three previous meetings against Thailand. The Socceroos came to the Rajamangala Stadium twice and left with wins with clean sheets on both occasions. However, this will be the first meeting between the two sides since the World Cup qualifying game at the same stadium on 2011.
Thailand vs Australia: Prediction
There is no doubt that Australia with their superior squad are heavy favourites to win this one. And this can be grabbed at the odds of 1.35, which represents a very small value. However, this could be used to add value to any combination slip.
One main point we noticed in Australia’s previous games is the number of scoring chances they squandered. They haven’t scored more than 2 goals in the last 7 games. A team like Thailand presents the perfect opportunity to break the shackles. So a handicap bet with -2 goals to start with for the visitors will be a bet that offers better value.
Thailand vs Australia: Bet Tips
Australia to win first-half at 8/11 (1.72)
Australia to win at full-time with handicap -2 goals at 15/8 (2.87).