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Thailand U23 1-2 Australia U23: The host on the verge of being eliminated

Thailand U23 1-2 Australia U23: The host on the verge of being eliminated

Thailand U23 was the team to open the score, however D'Agostino shone with a brace against the home team to help Australia U23 come from behind to win.

Thailand U23 1-2 Australia U23: The host on the verge of being eliminated

Thailand U23 1-2 Australia U23: The host on the verge of being eliminated

Thailand U23 1-2 Australia U23: The host on the verge of being eliminated

Thailand U23 started confidently when facing Australia U23, as the high-pressure game of the home team made the opponent difficult. Playing better than Australia U23, Thailand U23 opened the match score in the 24th minute thanks to Anon's effort.

Australia U23 played poorly in the first half as they were lucky not to concede the second goal. Play completely below the form but Australia U23 suddenly equalized the score in the 43rd minutes, when striker D'Agostino shone to bring the game back to the starting line.

As soon as the second half came, coach Graham Arnold adjusted his staff to help Australia U23 regain the match against the home team. Thailand U23 gradually showed exhaustion in front of the visitors.

Moreover, Thailand U23 was unfortunate, in less than two minutes (63 - 64), Thailand U23 had to substitute Supachai and Suphanat to the pitch with the same reason of injury. The new faces replaced by coach Akira Nishino did not meet expectations, then Thailand U23 gradually being pressed by the opponent.

After missing many chances to score, Australia U23 had the second goal in the 76th minute, as D'Agostino scored again for the visitors. In the remaining time, Australia U23 was still playing better than the home team, however they were unlucky to have more goals.

Having won against Thailand U23, Australia U23 has the right to take the initiative for the ticket to the semi-finals. In the last round, they only need a draw against Bahrain U23 to go on. Meanwhile, Thailand's U23 position is dangerous, Nishino's team need at least a draw against the Iraq U23 to reach the quarterfinals. Nevertheless, the Thai team may not have the services of Supachai and Suphanat in the following match.

Thailand U23 vs Australia U23 match information

Time: 21:15 (GMT+8) on January 11th

Venue: Rajamangala Stadium

‎‎Competition: 2020 AFC U23 Championship

As the host country, Thailand has the advantage to play with support from the home audience. However, it will help nothing if they do not play with their best performance at the tournament.

They played well in the first match, however, they should perform much better in the following games to achieve the goal to qualify for the 2020 Olympic men's football event. As a consequence, the match against Australia U23 will be a good chance for coach Akira Nishino and his players to show their real strength.

On the other hand, although not having the best possible players to the competition, the Australia U23 team is still confident to advance to the quarter-finals. With many players who are playing in Europe, Australia U23 has all the conditions to dominate the game against Thailand.

Compared to Thailand U23, players in the squad of Australia are much better, so they can possess the game as they want. Gaining 3 points seems to be a possible task for Australia U23 at the moment before playing the following matches.

The top target of Thailand U23 vs Australia U23 at this tournament is to try to gain a ticket to the 2020 Olympic, and they will play at all costs to achieve that goal.

Thailand U23 vs Australia U23 possible lineups:

Thailand U23: Thailand U23: Korraphat Nareechan, Thitawee Auksornsri, Thitathorn Auksornsri, Chatchai Saengdao, Shinnaphat Leeaoh, Airfan Doloh, Wisarut Imura, Worachit Kanitsribumphen, Supachok Sarachart, Ben Davis, Supachai Chaided.

Australia U23: Australia U23: Thomas Glover, Gabriel Cleur, Alex Gersbach, Dylan Ryan, Joshua Laws, Zach Duncan, Denis Genreau, Aiden O'Neill, Ramy Najjarine, Al Hassan Toure, Reno Piscopo.

Thailand U23 vs Australia U23 score predictions: 1-2