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Bernd Stange has brought a 20-man team to Tehran, Iran for the Asian Cup qualifier but our readers think it will be tough for them to come away with anything

Singapore continue their quest to make the 2015 AFC Asian Cup when they take on Syria on Friday, having beaten them once already in a famous victory last month.

Bernd Stange notched his first competitive win when goals from Khairul Amri and Gabriel Quak stunned the visitors at the Jalan Besar Stadium, the 2-1 win reigniting the Lions' hopes of qualifying to the tournament in Australia.

But with stalwarts like Safuwan Bahrudin (personal issues), Baihakki Khaizan (suspension) and Hariss Harun ruled out of the game in Tehran, Iran, it is no wonder that Goal Singapore readers are not optimistics about the nation's chances.

A majority 54% of them believe that the Lions will crash to defeat this time round, with the youthful nature of the 20-man squad not likely to help them in terms of experience on an away venue. A further 25.4% were more positive, believing that the team can come away with a win yet again, while the remaining 20.6% feel that a draw would be considered a good result.

Singapore are currently third on three points in Group A, with Oman leading the table with seven points after three games. Jordan sit second on five points, while Syria are bottom with one.


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