11 February 2020
Melbourne Victory welcome Chiangrai United to the Marvel Stadium in the AFC Champions League Group E curtain-raiser.
The hosts have endured a mixed start to 2020, picking up just three wins in eight outings in all competitions since the turn of the year (D1, L4). Although the majority (six) of those eight matches have produced over 2.5 goals (75%), only three have seen both teams on the scoresheet (37.5%). However, Victory have won three of their last five competitive home games (D1, L1), keeping a clean sheet in four of those affairs, while scoring over 3.5 goals in two. Interestingly, eight of Victory’s last nine competitive fixtures have featured at least one goal in the first half, with five seeing the opening goal (if any) coming inside the first 15 minutes of play.
Meanwhile, the visitors have won two of three games in the new calendar year, friendlies included (D1), with both of their wins coming to nil and seeing Chiangrai finding the opener in the opening six minutes of the second half. Notably, the Beetles travel to Australia on run of nine consecutive games without a loss (W6, D3), with all of their successes during that period yielding a winning margin of two goals or more. What’s more, Masami Taki’s men have netted 2+ goals in five of their last six road trips in all competitions (W3, D2, L1), with ten of the 15 goals they’ve bagged across those matches arriving in the second half (66.67%).
15 March 2020 Aston Villa and Chelsea will face off at Villa Park in contrasting circumstances. While the visitors continue to chase the top-four finish in …Read More
14 March 2020 Rocked by Champions League elimination to PSG, Borussia Dortmund return to the Bundesliga (BL) action this weekend, as they welcome Schalke 04 to …Read More
14 March 2020 In-form Burnley travel to the Etihad Stadium, hoping to post their elusive first Premier League (PL) away win over Manchester City in the …Read More
16 March 2020 Encouraged by the Champions League elimination of Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain will look to continue their dominance of French football when they lock …Read More
14 March 2020 Fresh from the Champions League success against Tottenham Hotspur, RB Leipzig will look to carry that momentum to the Bundesliga (BL) when they …Read More