Thailand vs China PR
Date: Saturday, 2nd June 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok.
The Dragons will be hoping to fix the impression after horrific displays at the China Cup in March when they suffered two catastrophes against Wales (0-6) and Czech Republic (1-4). Marcelo Lippi’s men are set to take on Thailand in a friendly away at Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok. A result here would raise the confidence in Lippi’s dressing room ahead of the appearance at the AFC Asian Cup in January next year.
Thailand won’t be there, but they will battle the likes of Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore in November’s AFF Championship (in the group B). They had a dreadful campaign in the final round of the Asian World Cup Qualifications winning clinching only two points in ten matches. Nevertheless, the team showed high ambitions for the upcoming period by hiring Milovan Rajevac as the new head coach. The Serbian manager looks to have managed to turn a corner for the Thai squad as the hosts showed some decent displays in most recent friendlies.
Thailand vs China PR: Head-to-head
Interestingly, China won just one of four head to head encounters with Thailand who took two victories at the same time.
The lone win for the Dragons, however, came in the previous head to head encounter between the two rivals. China clinched a comprehensive 3-0 victory on their soil in October last year.
Each of last three head to head games brought three or more goals.
Thailand vs China PR: Prediction
Thailand won back-to-back friendlies with Myanmar and Kenya in October last year and they’ve confirmed the fine form at King’s Cup played in March this year. Rajevac’s men went past Gabon on penalties as there were no goals in the regular time, while they showed a great resistance to Slovakia suffering only a narrow 3-2 loss against the European outfit.
China have already been in action last weekend when they dispatched Myanmar 1-0 in a friendly in Jiangning. Wu Lei was the man who made the difference between the two teams. Looking at the odds, one can hardly ignore the value of the 1.85 offered for the BTTS option bet since goals were pretty common in the history of their H2H encounters.
Both teams will come into the game with an improved confidence which is why we will alternatively go for the draw at 3.00.
Thailand vs China Betting Tips
- BTTS @ 1.85
- Draw @ 3.00.