Malaysia vs Thailand betting
Malaysia and Thailand are in Group G in the second qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia. In the first three matches, Thailand drew with Vietnam before winning consecutively Indonesia and UAE to take the lead with 7 points. With Malaysia, they have only earned 3 points and are ranked fourth after Vietnam and UAE.
Meeting Thailand at home in the fourth round is a good opportunity for Malaysia to narrow the gap with the first place and raise hopes of progressing (only the top team can go directly to the next round). However, the fluctuating performance made the Malaysian “Tigers” not only difficult to win three points but also close to a defeat against Thailand.
Indeed, Thailand is very stable under the new head coach Akira Nishino when undefeated in all 4 matches (won 2, drawn 2), while Malaysia has been inconsistent in the last 4 outings. Specifically, they only won Sri Lanka and Tajikistan in the friendly framework, the rest lost to Vietnam and the UAE in the World Cup qualifiers.
Asia Malaysia vs Thailand: Thailand
On the betting floor, Thailand currently accepts Malaysian hosts 1/2 table. This rate is lower than the handicap that Thailand received in the last 2 times as a guest against Malaysia (both handicap -1/4 but never won a match). That move to increase the odds shows that the winning door for Thailand is relatively open. Also note, Malaysia has lost in the last 4/5 matches being ranked below and Thailand is having 3 consecutive wins.
Malaysia vs Thailand Handicap: Pick a bet
Malaysia must win and have a home base, so it is likely to attack from the beginning. That way of playing opens up great prospects for the game to have many goals. Tai 2.5 is therefore a very reliable choice. Remember, the last 5/6 home matches in the official Malaysian league have over 2 goals. In addition, the last 5 encounters between Malaysia and Thailand also have an average of 3 goals/match.
Expected lineups Malaysia vs Thailand
Malaysia: Marlias – Radzak, Corbin-Ong, Saad, Matthew Davies, Sumareh, Halim Saari, Brendan Gan, Talaha, Syafiq Ahmad, Rasid.
Thailand: Tedsungnoen – Bunmathan, Tristan Do, Selanon, Kesarat, Yooyen, Haiprakon, Sarachat, Punya, Chanathip, Dangda.
Predict Malaysia vs Thailand: 1-2