Da Nang vs Binh Duong
Hoa Xuan Stadium forms the backdrop for a bottom-table Vietnam League 1 six-pointer between rock-bottom Da Nang and out-of-sorts Binh Duong.
It’s been a woeful start to the season for Da Nang as they’ve gone winless in all ten league matches (D5, L5), most recently slumping to a humiliating 5-1 defeat at Ho Chi Minh. If it’s any consolation, after losing their opening two home league outings via a narrow one-goal margin, they’ve drawn the last two, both of which featured a goalless halftime score. A lack of scoring that saw Da Nang draw a blank in two of those four games is unlikely to improve against a Binh Duong side they’ve failed to score against in their last three league encounters on home turf (D1, L2), including back-to-back losses via multi-goal margins.
Meanwhile, Binh Duong come into proceedings on the back of a hat-trick of 1-1 league draws, seeking their breakthrough win in the 2023 Vietnam League 1 season (D6, L4). With only Da Nang (5) accruing fewer points than them (6), the ‘Eastern Whirlwind’ will hardly find a better opportunity to get off the mark, especially given their formidable seven-game H2H record in the top flight (W6, D1). However, the visitors have alternated between drawing (3) and losing (2) on their five League 1 travels this term, averaging just 0.5 goals per game on their last four road trips.