Three A-League clubs are in action this week as the Asian Champions League Group Stage continues.
Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory both play on Tuesday night, while Sydney FC faces Ange Postecoglou’s Yokohama F. Marinos on Wednesday.
FC Tokyo v Perth Glory
Tuesday, 9:00pm AEDT
Perth have been in the news more for their potential sale to a London-based crypto-currency group than the fact that they’re in third place on the A-League ladder. Diego Castro returns from injury but Glory will miss exciting youngster Chris Ikonomidis, out with a torn ACL. FC Tokyo finished second to Yokohama F. Marinos last season and feature three Brazilians, Diego Oliveira, Leandro and Adailton.
$1.53 FC Tokyo
$6.00 Perth Glory
FC Seoul v Melbourne Victory
The Champions League has definitely been a saviour for Melbourne Victory fans who have had to endure a dreadful A-League campaign, as their club currently sits ninth and is unlikely to make the post-season. Victory have yet to concede a goal in the ACL so far, beating Bali United 5-0 in the preliminary round, Kashima Antlers 1-0 in a playoff and Chiangrai United 1-0 in their opening group stage match. FC Seoul finished third in the K-League last season and feature legendary South Korean star Park Chu-Young.
Tuesday, 9:30pm AEDT
$1.62 FC Seoul
$5.00 Melbourne Victory
Yokohama F. Marinos v Sydney FC
Wednesday, 9:30pm AEDT
This is the big one. Ange Postecoglou comes up against an Australian team for the first time since he took the helm of Japan’s Yokohama F. Marinos, with whom he won the J-League title last season. Ironically, the advantage many A-League clubs have over their Asian counterparts – who are still in their pre-seasons – does not hold sway here since Sydney FC haven’t played in two weeks. Steve Corica’s men have seen the Sydney Derby washed out due to heavy weather and their ACL matchup with Shanghai SIPG postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
$1.53 Yokohama F Marinos
$5.00 Sydney FC