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Melbourne Victory v Ulsan Hyundai AFC Champions League Match Preview and Predictions - Tough opener for Victory

Gary Emmerson 12 Feb 2018
  • Melbourne Victory have not lost in their last nine home games in the competition
  • But Victory have lost their last three A-League games
  • Ulsan Hyundai were crowned champions of Asian in 2012

Melbourne Victory get their AFC Champions League Group F campaign up and running when they host Ulsan Hyundai at AAMI Park on Tuesday night.

Victory v Ulsan begins at 7.30pm AEST at AAMI Park and will be broadcoast live on Fox Sports.

Prediction


Match Preview


It might seem strange to call the opening game of Group F a must-win for Melbourne Victory, but with a tough draw Kevin Muscat's men will need to get off to a flying start when they entertain Ulsan Hyundai at AAMI Park.

With J-League champions Kawasaki Frontale and Chinese Super League giants Shanghai SIPG also in Group F, a home game against South Korea K-League outfit Ulsan should represent Victory's best chance of starting with three points.

This is Victory's sixth campaign in the AFC Champions League, the best effort previously being when they reached the Round of 16 two years ago. If they repeat that effort it will have been a impressive effort given the tough draw - and the form of last year's A-League Grand Finalists.

Victory head into the game on the back of three straight defeats in the A-League, the most recent of which came on Friday night against Brisbane Roar. Can they arrest that slide in form which has seen Melbourne drop to fifth on the ladder? 

Ulsan qualified for the AFC Champions League after finishing fourth in the K-League - although it was their Korean FA Cup success that officially earned them their spot in the group stages. 

Two-time K-League champions Ulsan were crowned AFC Champions League winners in 2012 and Kim Do-hoon's side will be hoping for better than last year in Asia's elite competition when they failed to progress from the group stage along with Brisbane Roar. 

Victory should have a fitness advantage over Ulsan, who don't start the new K-League season until March, but they will have to keep Croatian forward Mislav Orsic and strike partner Lee Jong-ho in check if they are to get something from the game. 

Melbourne have not lost in any of the last nine home games in the competition, but seven of those have been draws. And a stalemate looks the best option once again.

Stats


  • Melbourne Victory have not lost in their last nine home games in the competition
  • But Victory have lost their last three A-League games
  • Ulsan Hyundai were crowned champions of Asian in 2012

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