Asian Champions League MD4 Wednesday’s Previews

Binh Duong –  Jeonbuk Motors:

Binh Duong are in really poor form at the moment, and are all the way down in 8th place in the league. Proved way too light for ACL as well, but have been fairly competitive at home at held Jiangsu to a 1-1 draw in R1.

Jeonbuk are flying high with 3-1-0 on their last 4 matches, and are off to a good start in ACL as well with 6 points from 3 matches. Are not the best away-team though, and these teams met in the group stage last year as well in a match that ended 1-1.

Can’t see the home-team win, but they might be able to hold on for a draw.

Prediction: 1-1 or 1-2

My odds: +1 @  1,82 / Over 2,75 @ 1,87
Market Price: +2 @1,87 / Over 3,25 @1,97

Binh Duong +2 @ 1,87 (3,5 units)

Gamba Osaka – Shanghai SIPG:

Gamba got 3 straight losses and are not hitting on all sylinders. Lost 1-2 at home vs Marinos last round, and have struggled so far in ACL as well with just 0-2-1.

Shanghai are also off to a bad start with just 2 points from 3 matches in the league. Looked better in ACL though where they have picked up 2 wins already.

This should be an interesting game, and have Gamba as a small favorite, but they have been rotating a lot of players for their ACL-matches so far.  Expect goals though, at both ends!

Prediction: 2-1 or 2-2

My odds: DNB @  1,86 / Over 2,75 @  1,81
Market Price: -0,25 @ 1,82 / Over 2,75 @ 1,89

Over 2,75 @ 1,89 (5 units)
Shanghai SIPG 1×2 @ 3,58 (1,5 units)

Suwon Bluewings – Melbourne Victory:

Suwon 1-1-1 in the league so far, and have looked poor in ACL with just 2 points from 3 matches.  Melbourne can have full focus here as they are guaranteed to finish within the top 6 in the league, and will be looking for another good result here. Are unbeaten so far in ACL, and the first match between these teams ended a 0-0 draw.

Suwon are not the best home-team, but should still be considered a favorite here as it is a long trip up to South Korea from Australia, which should affect them. Tricky total, but leaning towards an over.

Prediction: 2-1

My odds: -0,5 @ 1,95 / Over 2,5 @  1,90
Market Price: -0,5 @ 1,97 / Over 2,5 @ 1,90


Lokomotiv – Sepahan:

Lokomotiv are off to a great start this season having won all matches in the league and unbeaten so far in ACL as well.  Looked better than expected, and can take a big step towards a place in the next round with a win here.

Sepahan won their first ACL-match, but have 2 straight defeats now which leaves them desperate for points here.  Poor form overall, and all the way down in 11th in the table.

Uzbek-teams are tough to meet away, and Sepahan doesn’t have much to show for in their away-matches the last couple of years.  Expect the home-side to end up with the points in another low-scoring match.

Prediction: 1-0 or 2-0

My odds: -0,25 @  1,82 / Over 2,25 @  2,08
Market Price: -0,5 @ 2,08 / Over 2,25 @ 2,05


Jiangsu Sainty – FC Tokyo:

Jiangsu are in 1st place in the league so far, and are also unbeaten in ACL with 1-2-0 from 3 matches.  Last 2 matches ended a draw though.

FC Tokyo are in 6th place in the league, and have been a bit all over the place play-wise.  Won 3-2 at home last round vs Nagoya.

Should be an interesting match this one, but have Jiangsu as a fairly big favorite.  Expect an open game as well with chances at both ends.

Prediction: 2-1 or 3-1

My odds: -0,5 @  1,83 / Over 2,75 @  1,93
Market Price: -0,25 @ 1,92 / Over 2,25 @ 1,89

Jiangsu -0,25 @ 1,92 (7,5 units)
Over 2,25 @ 1,89 (5 units)

Tractor Sazi – Pakhtakor:

Good start for Tractor with 2-0-1 so far. Their league-form is ok, and they are still in the race for a top 3 finish.

Pakhtakor got 1-1-1 so far, with their only win coming at home vs Tractor in the first meeting. Also unbeaten in the league so far.Home-advantage should be fairly big here though, and expect Tractor to end up with the 3 points.

Prediction: 2-0 or 2-1

My odds: -0,5 @  1,84 / Over 2,5 @  2,07
Market Price: -0,5 @1,89 / Over 2,25 @ 1,91


Al Nasr – Al Ittihad:

Both teams are in poor domestic form, and for Al Ittihad this is close to a must-win as they only got 2 points so far from 3 matches.  Al Nasr got 2-0-1, and are currently topping the table.  They have had a long break, so should be well-rested here.

The home-advantage should be fairly big here for Al Nasr, as Al Ittihad rarely picks up points away in ACL. Still rate the visitors are the better team overall on paper though, but considering how poor they have played I expect a home-win here.  Could also be a high-scoring match.

Prediction: 2-1 or 2-2

My odds: -0,25 @  2,04 / Over 2,75 @  1,99
Market Price: -0,25 @ 2,13 / Over 2,5 @ 2,07

Over 2,25 @  1,84 (5 units)

Al Hilal – Al Jazira:

Al Hilal unbeaten so far, and also doing great in the league. 1-1 in the first meeting vs Al Jazira, but should be big favorites here at home.

Al Jazira have looked very poor so far, and also struggles in the league, so don’t leave them with much chance here. Could easily be a big defeat too.

Prediction: 3-1

My odds: -1,5 @ 1,92 / Over 2,75 @  1,82
Market Price: -1,5 @ 2,07 / Over 3 @2,02

Al Hilal -1,25 @ 1,85 (2,5 units)


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