Preview: Vietnam VS Indonesia

Vietnam and Indonesia will be looking to recover from their disappointing start to the AFC Asian Cup campaign when they lock horns at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium on Friday.

Vietnam national football team and Indonesia national football team meet again a year after the AFF Championship Playoffs match which Vietnam won 2-0. Vietnam national football team are aproaching the match after a defeat from Japan last Sunday. The coach and the players will probably put extra effort in the defense as they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive matches now.

Indonesia national football team are preparing for the match after 2 defeats in a row from Iraq and Iran being unable to win in their past 4 games. They’re going to need to sort out the problems in the back first to improve the results as they have been conceding goals for 4 consecutive matches now.

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Vietnam have lost to Japan in their previous match while Indonesia are on a losing streak – they have lost to Iraq and Iran in their previous 2 matches. Overall, Vietnam have won 10 of their last 20 matches, losing 6 and drawing 4, while Indonesia have won 8 of their last 20 matches, losing 5 and drawing 7.

Vietnam have won twice (2-1 against Kyrgyzstan on 9th of January and 0-2 against Philippines on 16th of November) and lost 4 times (4-2 against Japan on 14th of January, 0-1 against Iraq on 21st of November, 6-0 against Korea Republic on 17th of October and 2-0 against Uzbekistan on 13th of October) in their most recent 6 matches.

Indonesia have won twice (0-6 against Brunei on 17th of October and 6-0 against Brunei on 12th of October), lost 3 times (1-3 against Iraq on 15th of January, 5-0 against Iran on 9th of January and 5-1 against Iraq on 16th of November) and drew once (1-1 against Philippines on 21st of November) in their most recent 6 matches.


Vietnam and Indonesia have met 6 times since November 2016. Vietnam have won 4 times, 2 matches ended in a draw. The most recent match between them took place on January 9, 2023 at the AFF Championship, Playoffs of Asia where Vietnam won 2-0. Vietnam have scored 12 goals in these 6 head-to-head matches in total while Indonesia have scored 3.

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