Southeast Asia Vietnam

Hanoi FC On The Brink of Securing V-League Title

Despite the ongoing international break, both the Thai and Vietnamese leagues have chosen to continue running over this weekend, with the latter division finally making its comeback after an extended absence due to the 2018 Asian Games.

League leaders Hanoi FC will have a chance to secure their fourth V-League title this Sunday when they take on Song Lam Nghe An at home this Sunday. The capital-based club last won the league in 2016, and currently hold an impressive 16 point lead over nearest challengers Sanna Khanh Hoa BVN.

Sanna themselves are hoping to build on an impressive showing in the 2017 Mekong Cup, where the side qualified for the final and earned the right to face four-time Thai League Champions Muangthong United at the Supachalasai Stadium in Bangkok. The Southern Vietnamese side now has a decent opportunity to build upon their recent successes, by securing their best ever league finish and potentially qualifying for the 2019 AFC Cup.

Elsewhere, the Thai League is set for its second match-day in just four days. The battle for survival has intensified as Chainat have fallen into the relegation zone, and face a tough trip away to Port FC in the hope of saving their season. Suphanburi face Sukhothai in a battle that could have major consequences for both sides as they desperately cling to their status as T1 teams.

Buriram United continue to stride towards their seventh Thai League title, but chasers Bangkok United remain determined to capitalize if the league leaders are to slip up. The two teams will host Nakhon Ratchasima and Navy respectively this Saturday.