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Saudi Arabia U23 vs Syria U23: Battle for the leading position

Saudi Arabia U23 vs Syria U23: Battle for the leading position

While the Syria U23 team just needs a draw to advance to the quarter-finals, Saudi Arabia must win the match.

Saudi Arabia U23 vs Syria U23 match information

Time: 21:15 (GMT+8) on January 15th

Venue: Thammasat Stadium

‎‎Competition: 2020 AFC U23 Championship

After drawing Qatar U23 in the first match, Syria surprised the audience by beating Japan to lead Group C with 4 points. They have the same point as Saudi Arabia but win thanks to the goal difference.

Consequently, the Syria U23 team will qualify the group stage if they draw Saudi Arabia, while a victory will help them fortify the first position to advance to the quarter-finals.

It is an unbelievable scenario because kicking off the tournament because pundits assume that Syria U23 is the weakest team in Group C. However, they managed to take a good chance to bring surprise to football fans in Asia.

Meanwhile, Saudia Arabia is standing in second place with 4 points, which was 2-point higher than that of Qatar. However, they must win Syria in the last match to advance to the quarter-finals without depending on the result of the match between Qatar and Japan.

However, it seems to be a difficult task for Saudi Arabian players, because their opponent also has a good form in recent matches.

As a result, a draw will be a possible result of the match, which helps Syria advance to the quarter-finals while Saudi Arabia needs to wait for the remaining game to know their situation.

Saudi Arabia U23 vs Syria U23 possible lineups:

Saudi Arabia U23: Mohammed Al-Rubaie, Saud Abdulhamid, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Abdullah Hassoun, Tomban Tombakti, Khalid Al-Ghannam, Hussain Al-Eisa, Saad Al-Selouli, Ayman Yahya, Firas Al-Buraikan, Abdullah Al-Hamdan.

Syria U23: Ghannam, Yosief Mohammad, Fares Arnaout, Khaled Kurdaghli, Youssef Alhamwi, Simon Amin, Khalil Ibrahim, Zakria Hannan, Al Rahman Barakat, Kamel Koaeh, Abdulhadi Shalha.

Saudi Arabia U23 vs Syria U23 score predictions: 2-2