Hiroshima - Melbourne Victory
Hiroshima will face Melbourne Victory in the second round of the ACL. Both teams lost their first match and are at the bottom of the table. Hiroshima lost to Guangzhou away 2:0 while Melbourne lost to Daegu 1:3 at home. Hiroshima probably expected it would be a tough match but the victory players were certainly surprised by the Daegu counterattacks.
Both teams will see this as a chance to get up the table as the next matches won`t be any easier. It is crunch time and I expect they will be going for a win. The Australian teams often have big problems with the more technical sides like the Koreans and Japanese and often it has been proven right. Nevertheless, Victory has a couple of players that can score out of nothing. Toivonen is a constant threat while Honda coming back home will be hyped up for sure. A big crowd is expected at the stadium and many want to see him playing.
Hiroshima has a couple of Brazilian players with some more foreign influence. One of them that could be key is Besart Berisha who played a couple of seasons in Victory and scored quite a few goals. I certainly expect something from him.
The odds are really generous for goals in this match and I will try that.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 12.03. 11:00h