FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Singapore vs Thailand: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast


November 19 2023
Singapore vs Thailand

The Lions host Thailand after a 5-0 beating by South Korea

The Lions had to go through the hard route to enter Round 2 of the 2026 FIFA World Cup AFC qualifiers. In a two-legged affair in Round 1, Singapore faced the Guam national football team. They progressed after an aggregate win of 3-1. Their Round 2 however started off very badly. The Lions were thrashed 5-0 by South Korea as they now shift focus to Thailand.

Thailand’s national football team didn’t need to go through the Round 1 trials as they were among the 26 nations who now directly participate in Round 2. The War Elephants also suffered a defeat in their Group C Second Round opener. Visitors China national football team won 2-1. Both Singapore and Thailand now have a chance to put 3 points on the table as they go head-to-head on 21 November.


Tuesday, 21 November 2023 at 5:30 PM IST (12:00 PM UK)

Location: Singapore National Stadium


Singapore (in all competitions): L-W-W-W-L

Thailand (in all competitions): L-D-L-W-D

Players to Watch

Hariss Harun (Singapore)

The Singapore national football team captain isn’t known for contributing much in terms of goals and assists but remains a key figure in the dressing room. Hariss Harun just turned 33 on 19 November and will be eager to help his side get a better result after the 5-0 humbling defeat to South Korea. Harun could be seen playing as a defensive midfielder in this one.

Sarach Yooyen (Thailand)

Sarach Yooyen who captains the Thai League side BG Pathum United will be one of the key players to watch. In the 2023-24 season of the league, Sarach Yooyen has 5 assists in 9 games. The 31-year-old played as a defensive midfielder last game against China. Although his team lost 2-1, Yooyen was the solo scorer for his nation.

Match Facts

  • Singapore national football team are unbeaten in four home matches
  • Thailand have failed to win any of their last five games in all competitions while visiting
  • All of the last 6 games both sides contested head to head were won by Thailand

Injury & Team News

Singapore head coach Takayuki Nishigaya tried a 5-4-1 formation to square up against South Korea. The result was disappointing but that was expected given the might of the opposition. We might see the same lineup on 21 November.

The visitors have no injury crisis at the moment. Sarach Yooyen should keep his spot after scoring a goal for his side against China national football team. Head coach Alexandré Pölking shouldn’t hesitate once again to utilise the 4-2-3-1 layout and also expect a positive result.

Head to Head

Total Matches – 8

Singapore wins – 1

Thailand wins – 7

Draws – 0

Predicted Lineup

Singapore predicted lineup (5-4-1):

Sunny (GK); Stewart, Tan, Fandi, Baharudin, Nazari; Shahiran, Harun, Mahler, Song; Anuar

Thailand predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Khammai (GK); Do, Hemviboon, Kaman, Bunmathan; Yooyen, Anan; Sarachat, Songkrasin, Phala; Mueanta

Match Prediction for Singapore vs Thailand

Going by their recent head-to-head games, Thailand have had the upper hand straight out. Last game the home side couldn’t do anything about the South Korean attacking threats. While Thailand only narrowly fell to China. In this fresh collision, we might see the same result that was recorded when both sides last met in December 2021.

Prediction: Singapore 0-2 Thailand

Telecast for Singapore vs Thailand

India – Sony LIV, Sony Sports Network

UK – No telecast

US – No telecast

Nigeria – No telecast

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