Indonesia and Malaysia meet at Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno, 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 06‑09‑2016, and ended in a (3‑0) win by Indonesia. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, as both teams present significant differences between home and away performances.
Indonesia VS Malaysia
05 September 2019 – 13:30
WC Qualification Asia
2nd Round – Group G – Round 1
Analysis of Indonesia
The home team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. This is a team that is often stronger at home, with the help of its supporters, so they usually make good use of the home advantage, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. They come to this match after a home win against Vanuatu by (6‑0). Indonesia has won 6, tied 2 and lost 1 of the last 9 home matches. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 6 of the last 9 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. They have conceded the first goal in 4 of their 13 matches, but have been able to turn the score around in 2.
Indonesia come to this match with a 6-0 win over Vanuatu, in preparation for their next official games. Note that the Indonesians have only 3 losses in the last 10 games played. In this match against Malaysia, coach Simon McMenemy should use an eleven very similar to the last match, organized in 4-4-2, favoring the maintenance of the ball and the organized attacks by the aisles. Indonesia’s top-scorer is striker Beto, who is a great player in aerial game and finishing. There are no weight absences for this game.
Analysis of Malaysia
The away team comes to this group stage after having eliminated Timor‑Leste, with a away win by (1‑5) and a home win by (7‑1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 34 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Malaysia has won 4, tied 1 and lost 5. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In the last 6 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (16’‑30′).
Malaysia come this match after a 0-1 loss against Jordan, putting an end to their three straight wins in several competitions. Note that in order to be present in this qualifying round, the Malaysia team had to beat Timor-Leste. In this away match, coach Tan Cheng Hoe should keep the team in 4-3-3, tactical scheme used in the last match, benefiting the low block and the direct balls to Norshahrul Idlan: this player owns great quality in the moment to finish. The entire squad is available for this game.