Sydney FC vs Kawasaki Frontale
AFC Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Kick-Off 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium (Sydney).
Kawasaki will try and take advantage of Sydney’s lack of motivation to claim a potentially decisive three-pointer in the battle for the knockout stage of the competition. J-League champions will also keep an eye on events in China where Shanghai SIPG will play host to Korean Ulsan simultaneously in the last round of the group phase.
The visitors will have to rely on group winners Ulsan to avoid a defeat a Shanghai Stadium. In that case, a victory over the rock-bottomed Sydney would be enough for a place in the last 16 round of the competition.
Toru Oniki’s men have been in great form lately. They are unbeaten in eight successive games in all competitions, a streak which includes five wins and a draw in the top flight of Japanese football. Can they keep it going here against newly crowned A-League Grand Final winners?
Sydney FC vs Kawasaki Frontale: Head-to-head
These two likes did not have the opportunity to meet each other prior to this edition of AFC Champions League.
Kawasaki Frontale picked up a 1-0 victory when teams locked horns in mid-March at Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium.
Sydney FC vs Kawasaki Frontale: Prediction
Even though they’ve already been eliminated from the most prestigious continental competition, the Sky Blues will create a festive atmosphere to celebrate domestic title. They defeated regular season champions Perth Glory in Sunday’s Grand Final after penalties as there were no goals in 90 minutes of play.
Sydney are winless in five group stage matches, but they were also unbeaten in two home outings against Ulsan (a 0-0 draw) and Shanghai SIPG (a 3-3 draw). Kawasaki failed to find the back of the net in two separate 1-0 defeats in their away games this season in AFC Champions League.
Since there was also just one goal scored in the first head to head encounter between these two likes, we see the value in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 2.15.
Sydney FC vs Kawasaki Frontale: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.15 (23/20)
Correct Score 0-1 @ 7.00 (6/1).