FC Thanh Hoa – Long An
pick; Thanh Hoa -0,75 @1.91 pinnacle
Long An last season stayed in league thanks to play off game, they were ultra bad 19pts totally last seaosn 2nd worst team in league… they arent any better now, still the same old poor tema, they made 4-5 signings but from all them i can admit just 2 good signings one of them is Oseni upfront but still they lost power in attack with previous leavings so Oseni is nothing, cant play alone… also Long An away from home is terrible, in last 25 games they have maybe just 2 wins (counting the last one vs Can Tho), 2-3 draws and all other losses (dont have time to check stats now)… Long An is high on table cuz they had weak opponents in starting rounds but also they werent so much better team i have watched both tehir games (vs Can Tho they took away win in 88min thanks to defensive mistake, previous goal scored by corner), last round 1-1 with Binh Duong (duong scored in last minute from penalty but Long An didnt even deserve to win there…)
Thanh Hoa used Binh Duong’s and Can Tho’s financial troubles and collected some player from there, Trong Hoang(mf 11/2 Binh Duong, nt player), Tien Than Dinh(Df 14/0 from Can Tho, nt player) and Iheruome(att 24/14 from Sanna Khanh Hoa) three very good signings who were added to already strong squad from last year (they kept all best players)
Ha Noi – Gia Lai
pick; Ha Noi -1 @1.84 pinnacle
T&T Ha Noi or now officially with the new name Ha Noi FC (last year champions) once again want to prove their strength and defend the title, they start good with a win over Quang Ninh and in last round they lost vs Quang Nam. Now Ha Noi have easy match and they have to win matches like this if they want title once again. At home Ha Noi is very strong, for example Gia La is already 4 years without a point from Ha Noi’s ground and I think it will continue today as experience and quality difference is huge. Na Hoi signed another player this week Cong Phuong(striker).
While on other side Gia Lai is awfull, I watched their first game vs Da Nang and they were fully destroyed and deservedly loose. In 2nd round vs Hai Phong they took lead (from a corner kick) but Hai Phong win with 2 deserved goals, in whole game Hai Phong was dictating the tempo (and dont forget Gia Lai’s power is home ground, so they are looking bad at home so imagine how bad they are gonna be now away, versus best team in league…).
Duonh(df 18/0) and Tran(mf 24/8) missing from start of this season, last seaosn two key players. Bui(mf 22/1), Ngueyen(df 21/0), Bui Van Long(mf 17/0) left club, of course Junior Paraiba brazilian who played 2nd half of season for Gia Lai left too.