Malaysia vs Thailand Football Match 7 Jan 2023

Malaysia vs Thailand Football Match 7 Jan 2023
Malaysia vs Thailand Football Match 7 Jan 2023

Malaysia vs Thailand Football Match 7 Jan 2023

About the match

Malaysia will host Thailand at the Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (January 7) in the first leg of their AFF Championship semifinals.

The Tigers of Malaya finished second in Group B with nine points in four games, one behind leaders Vietnam, who take on Indonesia in the other last-four game.

After wins over Myanmar and Laos, Kim Pan-Gon’s side were beaten 3-0 by the Golden Star Warriors. That relegated them to third position in the standings, jeopardising their progression hopes.

However, a thumping 4-1 win over Singapore, who came into the game a point ahead of them on the final day, propelled Malaysia into the semifinals at the former’s expense.

Thailand, meanwhile, won Group A ahead of Indonesia on goal difference after both teams finished with ten points apiece. Following big wins over Brunei and Philippines, the War Elephants were held to a draw by Indonesia but recovered to beat Cambodia in their final game to clinch the group.

Malaysia vs Thailand Head-to-Head and Betting Tips

  • There have been 112 previous clashes between the two sides, with Malaysia winning 41 times and losing 37.
  • Thailand’s last win over Malaysia from open play came in the 2014 AFF Championship (2-0). In September 2022, the War Elephants prevailed over the Tigers of Malaya on penalties following a 1-1 draw
  • This is Malaysia’s first appearance in the AFF Championship semifinals since 2018, while for Thailand, it’s their sixth in a row
  • Thailand scored the most goals (13) in the group stage.
  • The War Elephants have kept three clean sheets in their last six games, while Malaysia have four in the same period.

    Malaysia vs Thailand Prediction

    Malaysia’s weaknesses were exposed in their 3-0 defeat of Vietnam. Their home record, though, has been spectacular lately, winning their last five games, including four in the Championship and keeping a clean sheet in three.


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