Solomon Islands vs Papua New Guinea: Preview & Prediction
The Solomon Islands are 3rd and last in Group B with 3 points on the clock. A success this Friday would place the selection on a tie with the current leader of the pool, Tahiti, who has already played all his qualifying matches. The Solomon Islands made a bad start to the playoffs by bowing tirelessly to Tahiti (0-3) before reacting to the Tahitians at home (1-0). To prepare for this meeting, the Solomon Islands played 2 friendly against Fiji, signing a draw (1-1) and a defeat (1-0).
Papua New Guinea is currently 2nd in Group B with the same number of points as her opponent of the day. The team first tipped at home against Tahiti (1-3) before relaunching in the qualifying race for the 2018 World Cup by defeating Tahiti (2-1). No advantage over the form
For the Solomon Islands, only 2 elements do not evolve in the national championship but in New Zealand. These are the Lea’alafa and Amasia environments. Mango (9 selections), defenders Sale Kilifa (31 selections) and Aengari (21 selections), midfielder Fa’arodo (15 goals in 52 selections) and striker Torori (16 goals in 35 selections) are the leaders Of this selection. Absence of important midfielder Joses Nawo (19 caps, 4 goals) and defender Freddie Kini.
On the Papua New Guinea side, 2 elements do not evolve in Oceania. They are defender Komolong (USA) and forward Browne (Groningen). The coach can count on his duo of attackers: Gunemba (8 goals in 15 selections) and Dabingyaba (6 goals in 13 selections). Captain David Muta is not in the group. Small advantage Papua New Guinea on paper
Solomon Islands vs Papua New Guinea: Direct Matches
08.06.16 NC Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands 2 : 1
27.03.16 FI Solomon Islands Papua New Guinea 1 : 2
24.03.16 FI Solomon Islands Papua New Guinea 2 : 0
02.06.12 NC Solomon Islands Papua New Guinea 1 : 0
15.09.96 WC Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands 1 : 1
Solomon Islands vs Papua New Guinea: Betting Tips
X2 – Odds: 1.60
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.30