Ulsan Hyundai v Melbourne Victory AFC Champions League Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Qualification rivals clash

Gary Emmerson 3 Apr 2018
  • Both sides are level on five points after four games
  • Ulsan Hyundai and Melbourne Victory played out a 3-3 draw on Matchday Two
  • The winner will qualify for the Round of 16 on the head to head record rule
Melbourne Victory and Ulsan Hyundai

Qualification rivals Ulsan Hyundai and Melbourne Victory clash in a crucial game in AFC Champions League Group F at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium on Wednesday night.

Ulsan v Melbourne kicks off at 8.00pm AEST (7.00pm local).

Prediction


Match Preview


Second spot in Group F is at stake when Ulsan Hyundai and Melbourne Victory go head to head on AFC Champions League Matchday Five at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium.

The two sides are level on points having collect five from their opening four games, and it is Ulsan who hold on to the crucial second place in the group - behind the already qualified Shanghai SIPG - courtesy of goal difference.

With just one game to play after this match, Wednesday's clash in Ulsan is a crucial one for both sides with the winner moving three points clear of their rivals and booking a place in the knockout stages.

When teams are level on points at the end of the qualification games in a group, the head to head record in the two matches between the sides is used to determine who finishes higher.

Having played out an entertaining 3-3 draw in Melbourne on Matchday Two, the winner of Wednesday's night's game would be assured of a place in the Round of 16 given their opponents could only match the number of points at best.

A draw in Ulsan would leave things on a knife-edge and going down to Matchday Six when Melbourne host Shanghai SIPG in their final game and Hyundai travelling to Japan to face Kawasaki Frontale. Goal difference would then come into it should Ulsan and Melbourne still be level on points.

It is a complicated scenario and one that both sides can take out of the equation with a win on Wednesday night. It might get nervy, the value might be in the draw with neither team wanting to lose.

Form


Ulsan Hyundai have lost four straight in the K-League and sit bottom in the early stages of the season, while Melbourne Victory have lost just one of their last seven games in all competition.

But Kevin Muscat's Melbourne Victory have never won an away game in the AFC Champions League.

Match Odds


Ulsan Hyundai - $1.73
Melbourne Victory - $4.20
Draw - $3.70

*Correct at time of writing

Stats


  • Both sides are level on five points after four games
  • Ulsan Hyundai and Melbourne Victory played out a 3-3 draw on Matchday Two
  • The winner will qualify for the Round of 16 on the head to head record rule
 

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Ulsan Hyundai v Melbourne Victory AFC Champions League Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Qualification rivals clash

Qualification rivals Ulsan Hyundai and Melbourne Victory clash in a crucial game in AFC Champions League Group F at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium on Wednesday night.

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