Thailand vs Vietnam
World Cup Qualification Asia 2nd Round
Date: Thursday, 5 September 2019
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Thammasat Stadium.
Thailand was just humbled in front of their home crowd, as they were booted out of the first round of the tournament that they were proudly hosting. The King’s Cup witnessed Thailand being pitted against this same opponent, Vietnam, in the semi-finals (first round). But against expectations, the visitors advanced, and the method was quite heartbreaking.
In the 90+4th minute of the match, the Vietnamese registered their winner to get a ticket to the finals. While the victors were drawn against Curacao for the title, the hosts were put against rising Asian football power, India. There, once again the home nation had to surrender their pride, as even the third-place stood out of their reach.
In the final meanwhile, Curacao was taken to the brink, before they were allowed to get a hold of the trophy.
Thailand vs Vietnam Head-to-head (h2h)
- Disregarding the loss in the King’s Cup, the last the Thai contingent lost against this opponent was in 1973.
- In fact, in the period, excluding a draw in a friendly, Thailand has a 100% winning record in h2h encounters.
- Six of the last eight clashes at home saw the Thai players scoring two or more goals.
- Two of the previous four battles on the road for the Vietnamese had them failing to score.
Thailand vs Vietnam Prediction
The loss they had to face at home, at the hands of this very opponent will surely be bothering Akira Nishino’s men. They will be counting on the huge superiority the team holds in h2h clashes against this opponent.
In fact, if not for the recent win, Vietnam has been entirely a full playing field below their counterparts. Their last win against this rival had come back in 1973.
Moreover, the guests of the day have conceded two or more goals in every such encounter on the road bar twice, and with an event such as the World Cup on the horizon, it’d be hard for them to repeat the extraordinary feat that took place three months back.
Count on a home win this Thursday.
Thailand vs Vietnam Betting Tips
Thailand to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
To Open the Scoring: Thailand @ 1.60 (3/5).