Ulsan vs Tokyo FC: AFC Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Kick-Off at 10:30 UK
Venue: Ulsan Munsu Footbal Stadium, Ulsan.
The new football season in AFC Champions League is finally here and one of the derby games of round number one is played in South Korea.
Ulsan, one of the most popular teams in the country welcome Tokyo FC and judging by the odds we are going to have a narrow contest. Hosts are most certainly going to try to reach the playoffs in this competition for the second year in a row. They were close to quarterfinals in 2019 but eventually got stopped by Urawa Reds.
When it comes to the odds, Ulsan are warm favorites for the win here at 2.02 odds. What is interesting to mention is that none of these two sides is currently in good shape, considering the off-season period in their countries. The last competitive match for Ulsan was on 1st December 2019 in KL1, which they lost to Pohang Steelers 1-4 FT.
The same goes for Tokyo FC with Japanese J-League starting later this month with a clash against Shimizu away from home. Tokyo FC fans have been waiting for AFC Champions League participation for four years.
Ulsan vs Tokyo FC: Head-to-head
These two teams have met twice in the past. Both of encounters were in 2012 in the AFC Champions League.
Ulsan won the home leg 1-0, while match in Japan was super-exciting, ending in four-goals thriller 2-2 FT.
Ulsan vs Tokyo FC: Prediction
Overall, quality should be on side of the hosts. Ulsan also have much bigger experience in playing AFC Champions League in the last couple of years. Tokyo FC will most likely have to look for their chances at home turf matches. We feel confident in picking home victory.
As for the goals market, it is still an early season in Asia, so our Under 2.5 FT tip should not be backed high.
Ulsan vs Tokyo FC: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.02
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.91.