Preview WC Qualification Asia
Thailand and Vietnam meet at Thamasat University Stadium, in a match for this stage of the WC Qualification Asia (2nd Round). The only recent head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 13‑10‑2015, and ended in a (0‑3) win by Thailand.
Thailand VS Vietnam
05 September 2019 – 13:00
WC Qualification Asia
2nd Round – Group G – Round 1
Analysis of Thailand
The home team makes its debut in this competition, since they had direct access and didn’t have to go through any of the previous rounds. In their last match, for the Asian Cup, they got a home loss against China PR by (1‑2). In the last 7 home matches Thailand has won 3, tied 1 and lost 3. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
The Thai national team begins their journey to qualify for the 2022 World Championship in Qatar. Remember that the Taiwanese finished their last qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in the 6th and last position of Group B, with 2 points, the result of 2 draws and 8 losses. Usually the coach Akira Nishino plays in 4-3-3 favoring the defensive organization and the direct balls to attack: Teerasil Dangda is very powerful and effective in finishing. It is important to stress that Thailand puts many men in handling the defensive organization. Out of this game is Thongsong due to injury.
Analysis of Vietnam
The away team had direct access to this group stage. In their last match, for the Asian Cup, they got a home loss against Japan by (0‑1). In the last 8 away matches Vietnam has won 4, tied 3 and lost 1. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
The Vietnamese team had a very positive qualifying round for the 2018 World Cup, but could not access the competition after finishing in third place in Group F, with 7 points, 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. In the last game played, Vietnam lost to Japan by 0-1. In this match, Coach Hang-seo Park should play in the usual 3-4-3 favoring the successive attacks, mainly through the corridors: Van Toan Nguyen is a very fast and excellent player in the offensive transition. It should be noted that the Vietnamese team has presented some shortcomings in the defensive transition resulting from the offensive flow that presents in their attacks. The entire squad is available for this game.