thailand will still be smarting from that smash-and-grab raid by vietnam that leaves them with a 2-1 deficit to overcome. vietnam's strategy worked to perfection as they hit thailand on the counter, making full use of le cong vinh's pace and landing themselves two goals. thailand obviously have the players to overcome the deficit but do they have the mental tenacity? considering they have gone to indonesia and come away with a 1-0 away win, they might not be overly intimidated by the crowd in hanoi. they have to win to have any chance of lifting the cup and i think they will. in good news for them, suchao nutnum is back for them after completing his ban, and i think he will add a bit more thrust to thailand, which is crucial.
Eddy's prediction: $10 on thailand -0.5 @ 1.95 = $19.50