Chiangrai United vs Yangon United
Competition: AFC Champions League
Date: 12 February 2019
Kick-off: 13:00 CET
Thailand have one team in the group stage already, champions Buriram United, and two more teams entering the competition in the second qualifying round. Chiangrai United are one of the two, having won the Cup last season in their country. This is their second appearance in the AFC Champions League, with their first one having come a year ago. They actually won their first game, they beat Bali United 2-1 in extra-time, at home, but then had to visit Shanghai SIPG in a knock-out match, in China, and despite their best efforts, they lost 1-0. They have the same problem with Bangkok United, the other Thai team in the second qualifying round, they haven’t played an official match since October. Bangkok United are facing a team from Vietnam with a similar problem, but Yangon United are different…
Yangon United have played not just four matches in their national championship, in Myanmar, the last month, but last week they played against Ceres as well, away from home, in the Philippines, in the first qualifying round of the AFC Champions League. Truth is, I underestimated them, didn’t expect them to win, but they did so, without even needing extra-time or penalties. They took the lead twice in the Philippines, and the second time they managed to protect that lead. It was their first victory in a Champions League match. Back in 2016, on their debut, they had lost to Chonburi in Thailand, 3-2, in extra-time.
Previous five matches:
Chiangrai United vs Buriram United 3-2
Chiangrai United vs BG Pathum United 1-0
Chonburi vs Chiangrai United 1-1
Nakhon Ratchasima vs Chiangrai United 1-1
Chiangrai United vs Ubon United 4-1
Ceres vs Yangon United 1-2
Zwekapin United vs Yangon United 1-1
Yadanarbon vs Yangon United 3-2
Yangon United vs Chinland 4-1
Yangon United vs Hantharwady United 3-1
Chiangrai United’s next scheduled game is in two weeks, but that will change if they win this match. Yangon United don’t have a next game scheduled yet, but they’ll play next Tuesday if they win in Thailand.
Chiangrai United vs Yangon United: Head to head Stats
This is the first game ever between these two.
Chiangrai United vs Yangon United: Prediction
As previously mentioned, I underestimated Yangon United last week, but even keeping that in mind, I cannot see them avoid defeat in Chiang Rai.
Chiangrai United vs Yangon United: Betting Tips
The hosts’ win is at just 1.40. For more than that, I would risk with Chiangrai-Chiangrai for “halftime/full-time”, at 2.10.