Myanmar – Bolivia SOCCER PICKS
Myanmar and Bolivia meet at Thuwanna YTC Stadium, in a friendly match. This is the 3rd friendly match of the year in Myanmar, after friendlies against Indonesia and PR China. In the case of Bolivia, this is his 7th friendly of the year, after previous friendly matches against Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Republic of Korea, United States and Curaçao. This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. the Bolivia presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.
This is the 3rd friendly match of the year for the home team, after previous friendlies in which they registered the following results: Indonesia (3-0) Myanmar and PR China (1-0) Myanmar. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 3 draws and 6 defeats in their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Myanmar has won 3, tied 2 and lost 5. The team has conceded a goal in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of the last 10 matches they played ended with Under 1,5 goals.
The Myanmar team comes to this match with just one win in their last five matches, that is, three games for the 2019 Asian Cup and two friendlies. We recall that in this context he lost the last two games. In this match against their fans, this team must play in 4-2-3-1, to have a greater defensive organization and to leave for the flank attack. We must remember that this meeting also serves as preparation for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018.
The visiting team disputes its 7th friendly of the year. In the previous friendlies it registered the following markers: Saudi Arabia (2-2) Bolivia, Serbia (5-1) Bolivia, Republic of Korea (0-0) Bolivia, United States (3-0) Bolivia, Curaçao (1-0) ) Bolivia and Curaçao (1-1) Bolivia. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 3 draws and 11 losses in away matches, with 9 goals scored and 37 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 25 suffered. In the last 6 games they played as visitors for the Friendlies, Bolivia drew 3 and lost 3.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 6 games. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Bolivia, in addition to playing away from home, arrives at this game without winning exactly eight consecutive games, that is, it no longer wins since the qualifying phase for the World Cup in Russia (South America), a competition in which it was left only in the ninth place of a total of ten selections that disputed the qualification phase for the main competition of the world. We remember that, in addition, he did not win any of the six friendlies he played. For this match the technician should use the tactical scheme 4-5-1, trying in this way to distribute better to his players to make a better defensive mark in the moments in which he does not have possession of the ball and at the same time achieve fast transitions for the attack.