This Thursday, Vietnam will welcome Oman to Hanoi for the ninth round of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Venue: My Dinh National Stadium (Hanoi)
Vietnam have won just one of their WCQ games.
They have scored just seven goals in eight games, less than any other side in their group.
They have also conceded 17 goals to date, more than any other side in the group.
Oman are winless in their last four WCQ games.
They have kept one clean sheet in their last 12 games in all competitions.
The visitors have scored just three goals away from home in their WCQ group.
Head to head
There has been only one meeting between both sides, and Oman won that game 3-1.
Latest performances in all competitions
After playing seven World Cup qualifier group games without a point (L7), Vietnam got their first win last month when they beat China 3-1 at home.
Despite the result, they remain bottom of the table with three points, two points behind China in fifth.
With the possibility of qualifying for the next stage of the FIFA World Cup long gone, the hosts are playing for pride now. With this game held at home, they will look to give their fans another win to cheer by winning this game.
In the reverse fixture, they will also want to win this game to avenge their 3-1 loss to Oman. After winning three of their last four home games in all competitions, they will fancy their chances of getting a good result on this occasion.
Possible Vietnam starting line-up
Bùi Tấn Trường (GK); Bùi Tiến Dũng, Nguyễn Phong Hồng Duy, Vũ Văn Thanh; Đỗ Hùng Dũng, Nguyễn Quang Hải, Nguyễn Hoàng Đức, Phan Văn Đức, Trần Minh Vương; Nguyễn Công Phượng, Phạm Tuấn Hải.
Like their hosts, Oman have no chance of qualifying for the November tournament after recording just two wins, two draws and four losses from their opening eight games.
That point total has them sitting in fourth in their group, seven points behind Australia, who are occupying the playoff spot.
With no chance of playing in the tournament, they are now looking to get as many points as possible on the table.
But given that they have now won any of their last four qualifier games, they come into this game as slight outsiders. But with a 3-1 win over Vietnam is n the reverse fixture, they will see themselves as having the psychological edge and will fancy their chances of getting another huge win.
Possible Oman starting line-up
Ibrahim Al Mukhaini; Mataz Saleh, Juma Al Habsi, Ahmed Al Khamisi, Amjad Al Harthi; Arshad Al-Alawi, Harib Al Saadi, Salaah Al Yahyaei, Abdullah Fawaz; Al-Mandher Al Alawi, Khalid Al Hajri.
Vietnam 1-1 Oman