In their 2022 AFF Championship opener, Indonesia plays Cambodia at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Friday, December 23. The Garuda Group will show up in the opposition, having arrived at the last in 2020. They also qualified for the 2023 Asia Cup after a successful third round of qualifying. This has been a good year for them.
After losing to Jordan, Shin Tae-yong’s team defeated Kuwait and Nepal to finish second in their group and qualify for the Qatar championship the following year. Since then, Indonesia has won both of its friendlies against Curacao in September to get ready for the ASEAN tournament.
On the other hand, Cambodia kicked off its campaign on Tuesday (December 20) with a nerve-wracking 3-2 victory over the Philippines. Reusing Bunheing and Orn Chanpolin scored to give the Angkor Warriors a 2-0 lead, but Kenshiro Daniels scored twice for the Street Dogs to come back.
Nonetheless, only four minutes after Daniels’ balancer, Bunheing cut their festivals off by reestablishing Cambodia’s lead in the 59th moment, which ended up being the victor.
Indonesia has a close ideal record against Cambodia, winning multiple times in 17 gatherings and drawing the other. Additionally, their performance this year has been superior to that of the Angkor Warriors. Given the same, the Garuda’s Team should win again.
Prediction: Indonesia 2-1 Cambodia
In their 17 previous encounters with Cambodia, Indonesia won 16 of them and never lost. The last time Indonesia and Cambodia met was in the AFF Championship in December 2021, when the Garuda Team won 4-2. Indonesia has won their last three games, beating Curacao 3-2 and 2-1, and beating Nepal 7-0 in the Asia Cup qualifiers.
Cambodia’s 3-2 victory over the Philippines was only their second of the year and their fifth in a row. In their nine games this year, Indonesia has won six and lost only one, a 1-0 defeat to Jordan in the Asia Cup qualifiers. Cambodia is competing in the AFF Championship for the ninth time.
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