Preview: Singapore meets Thailand (2026 World Cup qualifying round): Football analysis
The match between Singapore and Thailand is a 2026 World Cup qualifier in the Asia region, and will be held on Tuesday, 21 November 2023 at 7:00 pm at the Singapore National Stadium, and broadcast live on Thairath TV and YouTube: Changsuek Official.
The “Thailand National Team” had a rather disappointing start in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in the Asian zone. After opening at home, the Chinese team excelled and won 2-1.
In the second match, will our War Elephants be able to get the first 3 points or not? When having to invade and visit a nearby team like the Singapore National Team, which was recently beaten 5-0 by South Korea.
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Singapore national team
Performance of the last 5 matches for Singapore
- November 16, 2023 Lost to South Korea 0-5 (2026 World Cup qualifiers)
- October 17, 2023, beat Guam 1-0 (first round of 2026 World Cup qualifiers).
- October 12, 2023 Won against Guam 2-1 (First round of 2026 World Cup qualifiers)
- September 12, 2023 won against China Taipei 3-1 (friendly)
- September 8, 2023 lost to Tajikistan 0-2 (friendly)
Singapore readiness analysis
In the match in which the Singapore team lost to South Korea 0-5, it was necessary to lose an important player who knows the Thai football players well, Irfan Fandi, who was injured and was replaced at the beginning of the second half. While his younger brother Iksan was once again appointed to the bench. But maybe he’s not ready for this game yet.
It is expected that the absence of Irfan Fandi will lead to captain Haris Haroun relegating to the full-back position. Lionel Tan, defender of Lyon City, is paired with the sailors, while the attacking line is led by naturalized footballer Song Oei-yong, along with Shah Shahiran and Shawwal Anwar, and there is another player from the Fendi family, Ilhan, who is an outsider. .
Injured player: Irfan Fandi
Expected starting lineup for Singapore: 11
Singapore (4-2-3-1): Hassan Soni – Rehan Stewart, Harris Harun, Lionel Tan, Christopher Van Huizen – Jacob Mehler, Anumanthan Kumar – Adam Sawandi, Song Oi-yung, Shah Shahran – Shawwal Anuar
Thailand national team
Performance of Thailand’s last 5 matches
- November 16, 2023 lost to China 1-2 (2026 World Cup qualifiers)
- October 17, 2023: Estonia tied 1-1 (friendly)
- October 12, 2023 lost to Georgia 0-8 (friendly)
- September 10, 2023 Draw with Iraq 2-2 (Thailand lost 4-5 on penalties) (King’s Cup)
- September 7, 2023 won over Lebanon 2-1 (King Cup)
Thailand readiness analysis
In addition to the painful defeat in the last match, the Thai national team was still losing important players due to injuries, including Phansa Himuiboon, the Buriram United defender, and, most damagingly, Chanathip Songkrasin, the playmaker.
It is expected that in this game Mano Polking will have to adjust troops in many locations. Starting at the back, Elias Dolo will be paired up the pitch with Manuel Tom Bear in the centre-half position, along with Kritsada Kaman being moved to play as a midfielder alongside Sarac Yuen.
While the absence of Chanathip Songkrasin will be replaced by the young generation, Ekanit Panya, the left and right wings will be positioned by the two brothers of former Buriram players, Suvanath Muinta and Subachuk Sarachat, as for the striker, this is expected to be an opportunity for Supachai Jaided.
Injured player: Chanathip Songkrasin, Pansa Himuipon
11 expected starters for Thailand
Thailand (4-2-3-1): Khamai Revolution – Tristan Dou, Elias Dolo, Manuel Tom Bear, Therathorn Punmathan – Kritsada Kaman, Sarach Yuen – Sophanat Muenta, A Kanit Panya, Subachuk Sarachat – Supachai Jeded
Results of the meeting between the two teams
- December 18, 2021 Thailand beat Singapore 2-0 (ASEAN Cup 2020)
- November 25, 2018 Thailand beat Singapore 3-0 (ASEAN Cup 2018)
- November 22, 2016 Thailand beat Singapore 1-0 (ASEAN Cup 2016)
- March 26, 2015 Thailand beat Singapore 2-0 (friendly)
- November 23, 2014 Singapore lost to Thailand 1-2 (friendly)
Football analysis, expected match results
Although the first match in Thailand we may present a disappointing performance. But still, in this Thai match, we still look much better. Even if you have to go out and play the away team. Because, given the statistics of past meetings, it seems that Singapore clearly lost to us.
Therefore, in this game, if the Thai team plays according to standards and it is believed that the War Elephants will be able to sweep and win this match without difficulty and grab the first 3 points in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in the Asian region.
Expected result: Singapore 0-2 Thailand
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