Hello and welcome tolive blog of the Group D AFC Asian Cup 2019 match between Vietnam vs Yemen.
The Group D has been a fairly one-sided affair with two teams setting the ball rolling and getting the better of the other two sides. Vietnam and Yemen have been on the receiving ends of Iran and Iraq’s domination in the tournament so far.
It was Iraq first who defeated Vietnam 3-2 in a nail-biting encounter but Iran were a step above the Golden Dragons and easily won the match 2-0. Team Melli opened their campaign with a resounding 5-0 victory over Yemen before the victory against Vietnam.
The Iraq vs Yemen match, on the other hand, was a high-scoring affair as well with the Lions of Mesopotamia winning 3-0. Tonight’s fixtures, however, decide how the group pans out ultimately.
Vietnam and Yemen face off in what could be their last match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 campaign as both come into it on the back of two back to back losses in their first two encounters.
Here are five key facts you must know ahead of the match.
Vietnam have lost their last 4 Asian Cup matches
Vietnam have lost their last four Asian Cup matches, a run which they would like to stop tonight. What’s more alarming is that the AFF Suzuki Cup champions have conceded at least two goals in each of those encounter.
A similar performance tonight will surely bring an end to their campaign in the continental showpiece.
Yemen have only 2 shots on target in the tournament
Yemen have had a horrific Asian Cup so far as well. Being one of the debutants, they have lost both their matches thus far, conceding as many as eight goals in them.
Moreover, they have only two shots on target from these matches, something they’ll love to improve on tonight.
Clean sheet issues for Vietnam
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