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Philippines vs China Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Philippines vs China Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Let us see some predictions as well as the preview of professional experts about Philippines vs China - the match in the group A of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier (AFC).

Philippines vs China match information

Time: 19:30 (GMT+8), October 15th, 2019

Venue: Panaad Stadium, Bacolod

Competition: Group A of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier (AFC)

The Philippines team played 2 matches in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier, lost to Syria 2-5 and won Guam 4 - 1. Coach Goran Milojevic is still unsure about the performance of goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard and decided in the next round of focus. He has called goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who currently plays for Cardiff City in the English First Division.

Etheridge was absent in the Philippines' first two matches in the World Cup qualifier because of injury. Currently, this goalkeeper has completely recovered and can play. It is expected that Etheridge will be started in the match against the Chinese team on October 15. Last year, Etheridge became the first Southeast Asian goalkeeper to compete in the English Premier League. Despite a relatively good performance, Etheridge could not help Cardiff City relegation.

The main component in this focus of the Philippines is still the players who are playing abroad. 16 players are playing in Thai-League of Thailand and 3 players are playing M-League of Malaysia. In addition, other "hybrid" faces were also called back like Elias Mordal, Michael Kampter, Simeone Rota ...

The return of Neil Etheridge is very happy news for coach Goran Milojevic because China is a very strong opponent. Coach Marcelo Lippi is in possession of naturalized striker Elkeson, who scored twice in a 5-0 victory over the Maldives in the opening match. In addition, Wu Lei cannot be overlooked - the striker is playing in Espanyol shirt in La Liga.

Philippines vs China Preview, Possible Lineups & Predictions

Possible lineups of Philippines vs China

Philippines: Neil Etheridge, Guirado, Ingreso, Patino, Ramsay, Reichelt, Sato, Schrock, Silva, Steuble, Strauss.

China: Yan Junling, Zhang Linpeng, Shi Ke, Liu Yiming, Liu Yang, Zheng Zhi, Zhao Xuri, Chengdong, Jin Jingdao, Wu Lei, Elkeson.

Philippines vs China score predictions: 1-2