Southeast Asia Vietnam

Hanoi FC Looks to Extend Their Lead

Tran Tien

Football Tribe Vietnam


Hanoi FC looks to extend their lead at the top of the table when they only face the bottom place Sanna Khanh Hoa at home in round 15.

Only four days after round 14, the next round of the V.League will commence on Friday with four matches.

After their loss at Viettel, Ho Chi Minh City return to their home turf to face Becamex Binh Duong with a lot of concern. Korean coach Chung Hae-song needs to find the way for his strikers to find the net, as new signings Akinade and Victor Mansarray have not combined well in the recent matches.

If they suffer another lost, Ho Chi Minh City will not only drop points, but they could also hand the advantage to Hanoi FC as the defending champions face bottom place Sanna Khanh Hoa at home.

Hanoi FC still maintains their 100% record at home this season with 6 wins out of 6. They scored almost 20 goals and conceded only three at the Hang Day Stadium in the league this season.

By contrast, bottom place Sanna Khanh Hoa are in a crisis with three straight losses. In the last five matches, they have only managed to win one game. Coach Vo Dinh Tan has resigned but the club have not accepted his decision. With that situation, it would be the big surprise if Sanna Khanh Hoa can even collect one point at Hang Day stadium this weekend.

In the other matches, Hoang Anh Gia Lai will make their second trip to Quang Ninh in only 15 days to face the host, after beating them in a cup tie earlier. Thanh Hoa meet Song Lam Nghe An in a “central derby” while Viettel go to the Thien Truong stadium to face Nam Dinh.