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Ceres vs Hanoi FC Preview, Probable Lineups & Predictions

Ceres vs Hanoi FC Preview, Probable Lineups & Predictions

Ceres Negros meets Hanoi FC at home in the first leg of AFC Cup 2019 semi-final with many advantages, however the V.League representative still have reasons to be confident to get a beneficial result.

Hanoi FC has to moved more than 10 hours to Bacolod, now they are ready to face Ceres Negros at the AFC Cup semi-finals 2019. The Vietnam representative has the advantage of playing the second leg at home but in order to achieve the goal of reaching the final, the army of coach Chu Dinh Nghiem must achieve positive results on the Panaad field in Bacolod at 20:30 (GMT+8) on the June 18th.

Recent Form of Ceres vs Hanoi FC:

Both Hanoi FC and Ceres Negros have the top oponent's attacking players at the AFC Cup this match. If Hanoi FC has the Oseni-Omar duo, then on Ceres Negros, the Spanish striker Bienvenido Marañón is also in very good form.

Ceres Negros has made it twice to the East Asian AFC Cup final and the individual Bienvenido Marañón has given himself 27 goals in two seasons with his team at the top of the club level.

Ceres vs Hanoi FC Preview, Probable Lineups & Predictions

Because the Philippines League has not yet started, it is a great advantage for Ceres Negros as they can prepare themselves for the AFC Cup arena. Also due to of this, the Philippines team has obtained very impressive results in the group stage when it is easy for them to win the first place with 5 victories and only to lose 1 final match when everything is arranged.

Ceres Negros's strengths are the ball control and many quality players. Ceres Negros number 7 - Bienvenido Maranon is one of the most dangerous players who has scored 9 goals in the tournament. This is also the name used to score 3 goals against Hanoi FC in the past. Therefore, the defense of Hanoi will have to follow closely with this face, not allowing him the opportunity to score.

Meanwhile, the top of Group F is an affirmation for Hanoi FC's strength but they certainly cannot underestimate the host Ceres Negros.

Hanoi FC does not appear to be inferior to Ceres Negros, even more so when it comes to owning many players who are the core of Vietnam national football team. In addition, with the quality of the foreign players being scored regularly at V-League, the team from Vietnam capitcal can have a good result in Philippines land.

Ceres vs Hanoi FC Preview, Probable Lineups & Predictions

 

However, the biggest problem now is that Hanoi often competes not as expected in competitions away from home. For over a month, coach Chu Dinh Nghiem's team lost heavily on the field of weak opponents such as Nam Dinh and Thanh Hoa.

Probable Lineups:

Ceres Negros (4-4-2): Muller; Steuble, Super, Silva, De Murga; Ott, Ingreso, Nazari, OJ Porteria; Schrock, Maranon

Hà Nội (4-2-3-1): Nguyen Van Cong; Nguyen Thanh Chung, Do Duy Manh, Tran Van Kien, Doan Van Hau; Hung Dung, Nguyen Quang Hai; Nguyen Van Quyet, Moses, Pape Omar; Oseni. 

Ceres vs Hanoi FC score predictions: 1-1