Kickoff: 08:30 PM (GMT +8)
Stadium: Bukit Jalil Stadium
Malaysia v Thailand Match Prediction (AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup) – After four years, Malaysia will be hosting its first AFF Championship semi-final match. Their opponents will be reigning champions Thailand. The last competitive meeting between the two sides was in the King’s Cup last September, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Will this match have another stalemate, or will one of ASEAN’s football stalwarts prevail? Let’s take a look and read on for our winning tips below.
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Malaysia v Thailand Match Prediction – Head to Head
Malaysia have a slight lead over Thailand in head-to-head matches with four wins. Coincidentally, the Harimau Malaya also lead the War Elephants by four goals scored in such outings. Let’s now take at their most recent meetings.
Malaysia v Thailand Match Prediction – Previous Meetings
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Malaysia v Thailand Match Prediction – Current Form
Malaysia had a mostly impressive performance in the AFF Cup group stage, losing only once to Vietnam in their third game. Thailand, meanwhile, were undefeated in the round robin stage, and were only denied an outright win by Indonesia via a draw, also in their third game. Let’s now take a closer look at each side.
Malaysia v Thailand Match Prediction – Tournament Performance
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Thailand have the upper-hand in their goalscoring rate in this tournament, beating Malaysia by over a whole point. The War Elephants have also conceded just half as many as the Harimau Malaya have. Let’s now take a closer look at both teams.
Malaysia v Thailand Match Prediction – Preview
Malaysia ended the group stage second in group B with nine points. On the last day of the group stage, the 2010 AFF Champions defeated Causeway neighbours Singapore 4-1 at Bukit Jalil Stadium. Darren Lok headed home to give the Harimau Malaya a 1-0 lead at the half. Stuart Wilkin then netted a 4-minute brace after the break to put the Malaysians comfortably ahead. The Lions’ Faris Ramli pulled one back with five minutes to play, but Ezequiel Aguero responded with a strike three minutes later to book the Malaysians’ spot in the semi-finals. Manager Kim Pan-gon and his men now have to face the defending champions, who are favourites to retain the title. Can the Harimau disrupt this first thing in the first leg?
Thailand ended the group stage on top of Group A with 10 points. The six-time Southeast-Asian Champions saw off Cambodia 3-1 at the Thammasat Stadium to end their group campaign with a bang. In the first half, Teerasil Dangda converted from the spot after Cambodian Yeu Muslim took down Sasalak Haiprakhon. After the break, substitute Sumanya Purisai doubled the lead for the War Elephants. The Angkor Warriors cut the lead down to a half with Sieng Chanthea netting, but Teerasil struck yet again at the 90th minute mark to claim their semi-final slot. Manager Alexandre Polking declared that the Thais are “halfway to their target” after the victory, as defending the title is still the bigger task at hand. As they face the Harimau Malaya on their turf, can the War Elephants muster another show of dominance?
Malaysia v Thailand Match Prediction – Final Thoughts
This encounter promises to be another epic one for two of the most passionate football countries in ASEAN. Malaysia have just enough to make an impact at home, even in the face of the defending champions. However, Thailand have the Harimau Malaya outmatched in both goalscoring and goal concessions, and are still hungry despite being the holders. So expect the War Elephants to eke out a narrow away victory before a deserved trip home for the second leg. With that, let’s take a look at our prediction.
Malaysia v Thailand Match Prediction
We will be betting on the Asian Handicap and Over/Under in Euro football odds for this match:
Under: 2.5 Goals
Disclaimer: The odds change from time to time without prior notice and is only available at the time of writing
For this AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup Malaysia v Thailand Match Prediction to win, Thailand need to win by at least one goal. If they draw the match, the bettor loses half of their wager. For the Over/Under bet to win, the total goal count should be below 2.5 goals.
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