At the AFF Championship, Thailand plays Cambodia on Monday at the Thammasat Stadium in Pathum Thani, knowing that a win could secure first place in Group A. With seven points from three games, the War Elephants lead Indonesia, who are second on goal difference. The team led by Alexandre Pölking began their campaign by defeating Brunei 5-0 and then the Philippines 4-0.
However, on matchday three, Indonesia held them to a 1-1 draw to stop their momentum. Marc Kolk’s opening goal was canceled out by Sarach Yooyen in the 79th minute for the Garuda’s Team, forcing a share of the spoils. A triumph on Monday will affirm Thailand as champs of Gathering A, permitting them to confront the sprinters up of Gathering B in the two-legged semi-finals.
Thailand has an advantage psychologically because the team has never lost to Cambodia. They will be optimistic about their chances given their performance thus far in the tournament. With a 5-1 victory over Brunei in their final match, the Angkor Warriors could give the Thais a hard time, but we expect the War Elephants to win regardless.
Prediction: Thailand 2-1 Cambodia
In their six previous encounters, Cambodia has never defeated Thailand, losing five times. The War Elephants have scored at least four goals in each of their last three matches against Cambodia, winning by an aggregate score of 20-0. The two nations will meet for the first time since September 2001. Thailand has won all three games. In this calendar year’s nine games, Cambodia has only won three and lost five.
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