Melbourne Victory vs Chiangrai United
AFC Champions League, Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Kick-Off at 08:35 UK
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
The most prestigious club competition on Asian soil is finally starting this week. AFC Champions League group stages are kicking off on early Tuesday morning with Group E clash between Melbourne Victory and Chiangrai United in Australia.
Hosts are now participating for third time in a row, and results in the past were decent. Melbourne were also forced into the qualifiers a couple of weeks ago when they eliminated Kashima Antlers and Bali United. As expected, bookies are favouring the Australian side at 1.57 odds for the win.
Thai representative were stopped in the qualifiers last year after losing to Hiroshima on penalties. Overall, they don’t have great chances to compete for top two spots in this group which is also made of Beijing Guoan and Seoul. The last competitive match they have played was all the way back in October 2019.
Melbourne Victory are far from being in a good shape when it comes to their domestic appearances. The current standings are horrible, seeing them occupy the 9th place with 16 points from 17 games. Four out of their last five matches in all competitions have ended with three goals or more.
Melbourne Victory vs Chiangrai United: Head-to-head
This is going to be the first ever head to head clash between Melbourne Victory and Chiangrai United in history.
Melbourne Victory vs Chiangrai United: Prediction
Hosts have been very inconsistent in A-League throughout the whole season. Melbourne Victory have won only two out of eight appearances at this stadium so far, while the average number of goals being at 2.20 per duel. They rarely keep a clean sheet – only once in the last seven outings, so we are expecting to see a lot of action here.
Over 2.5 FT is going to be the primary suggestion, while draw or away win double chance is going to be the riskier approach.
Melbourne Victory vs Chiangrai United: Bet Tips
Draw or away win @ 2.40
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.65