Samoa vs Papua New Guinea Prediction and Betting Tips | 21st June 2024 

Papua New Guinea have a 100% win record in the fixture
Papua New Guinea have a 100% win record in the fixture

Samoa and Papua New Guinea lock horns at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva, Fiji on Friday for the final group fixture of the 2024 OFC Nations Cup.

Without a single point in the bag after two games, Samoa are rock bottom in Group B and knocked out of the tournament.

Ranked 181st in the world, Ryan Stewart's side were beaten 2-0 by Tahiti in their opening game before a 9-1 drubbing at the hands of Fiji on matchday two, ending their progression hopes.

Going into their final group match before heading back home, the Polynesian island side will be aiming to bow out by getting a point on the board at least, but Papua New Guinea cannot afford to drop points here.

The Cuscus are winless in the championship too, but have a point in the bag, courtesy of their 1-1 draw with Tahiti in their second game. The latter sit in second place of the standings, having accrued three points more, and must slip-up in their final game against Fiji, for Papua New Guinea to stand a chance of progressing.

Samoa vs Papua New Guinea Head-To-Head and Key Numbers

  • There have been only three clashes between the sides in history, with Papua New Guinea winning on every occasion.
  • The sides first met in March 2002 in the Oceania Nations Cup, where the Cuscus prevailed 4-1; two years later, they met in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers as Papua New Guinea recorded an identical victory.
  • In their most recent meeting, coming in June 2016, Papua New Guinea beat their rivals from Polynesia 8-0 in another World Cup qualifying game.
  • Papua New Guinea are winless in four official games this year, whereas their opponents have won and lost twice each.
  • The Cuscus are ranked 165th in the world, whereas Ryan Stewart's side are a further 16 places adrift.

Samoa vs Papua New Guinea Prediction

Ryan Stewart's side have flattered to deceive big time, while their last defeat, conceding nine to Fiji, will surely have weighed them down heavily.

Papua New Guinea can sense an opportunity to pick up their first win, and we're betting on the Cuscus to pull it off.

Prediction: Samoa 0-3 Papua New Guinea

Samoa vs Papua New Guinea Betting Tips

Tip 1 - Result: Papua New Guinea to win

Tip 2 - Goals over/under 2.5: Over 2.5

Tip 3 - Both teams to score: No

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Edited by Peter P
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