Malaysia, Singapore, aims for the next round

Malaysia, Singapore, aims for the next round

Malaysia is a win away from entering the next round of the AFF Championship when they meet with Singapore for this match. This meeting will be on January 3, 2022, at 8:30 PM (GMT+8), as the Malaysia hosts this match. Currently at the second third of the contest, Malaysia is in-need of one more win to be able to advance to the semi-finals. As for Singapore, their path is a lot easier than their opponents. They just need a draw to enter the semis round, as they are at the second spot of the standings.

The meeting between these two teams are no longer new as they met for 74 times already, and Malaysia is the one who has the advantage. From those 74 meetings across all competitions, Malaysia won 30 times already. As for Singapore, their record is not worse than Malaysia, as they managed to win 23 times against Malaysia. The remaining 21 games ended in draw, while Malaysia last won against Singapore during the 2014 AFF Championship. During their last two matches, it was Singapore who won those two matches.


AFF Championship: Malaysia
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This squad is currently at the third spot of the Group B, following their 3-0 loss against Vietnam on their last meeting. They are actually impressive during the start of their campaign, winning against Myanmar, and Laos. Malaysia actually emerged to be the favorites to advance to the next round for this group. However, their loss against Vietnam keeps them from having an easier path for the next round. They now need to win this match in order to advance to the next round, or their hopes will slowly vanish. This match is already a do-or-die match for Malaysia, so expect this squad to go all-out for this match.

Faisal Halim, and Filipino Daniels are the two players who leads Malaysia for their campaign in the AFF Championship. Daniels is their number one scorer with three goals, followed by Halim on the second spot.


AFF Championship: Singapore
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With seven points across their name, this squad is currently at the second place of Group B. Considering their place in their group, they just need a draw to be able to advance to the next round. In other words, a draw in this match could let Singapore enter the final four of the competition. For their group stage, Singapore are actually undefeated, winning over Myanmar and Laos, and a draw over Vietnam. As they are in a better place compared to their opponents, expect this squad to be at a more relaxed than their opponents.

Shawal Anuar is the player to look out for Singapore, as he now have two goals in the contest. Additionally, on their last six games across all competitions, he already have four goals.


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