On November 21, within the framework of the first round of the group stage of the Asian Champions League, the group E “Seoul” – “Beijing Guoan” will meet. Who will head the quartet based on the results of this confrontation? Read about it in our forecast.
“Seoul” clearly cannot take this season into its asset, since a participant of a continental-level tournament should not fight for survival in his domestic championship. At the end of the championship, the team took only ninth place. The management reacted to this by the resignation of the head coach.
As for the results of the Koreans in the current Champions League, in the first game, which took place back in February, “Seoul” was able to achieve a victory over the Australian “Melbourne City” with a minimum score. Let’s see how these guys cope with a stronger opponent.
“Beijing Guoan” can call its third place in the Super League a worthy achievement, nevertheless Bruno Genesio’s wards got into medals, and even beat Shanghai SIPG in a duel for third place (2: 1, 1: 1), which is also nice both the footballers themselves and the leaders of Beijing.
If we talk about how the Chinese played their first match in the Champions League, then on the road they had problems with the Thai “Chiang Rai United” in winter. The rival put up a decent resistance, played on equal terms, but the class of today’s nominal guests said their weighty word – 1: 0.
The history of meetings between the two clubs has four matches. Twice the success was celebrated by the players of “Seoul” (3: 1, 2: 1), the same number of times the winner could not be identified (0: 0, 1: 1);
The Koreans have not won at home for four games in a row.
“Seoul” had three whole weeks to prepare for this fight, while the Peking team had half the rest. But this is unlikely to drastically affect what will happen on the football field, especially since the Chinese did not play for most of October. And given the class of their players and the quite good mood at the end of the championship, they should not lose today. Both those and others are full of strength, so we will see plenty of heads.
Our prediction is that “Beijing Guoan” will not lose and the total of the match is over (1.5) goals with odds of 1.60 from BC Winline.