AFC Champions League 2022-23: The AFC Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Asian Football Confederation, and contested by Asia’s top-division football clubs.
It is the most prestigious club competition in Asian football, played by the national league champions of their national associations.
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AFC Champions League 2022-23: Melbourne City vs United City Prediction, Preview, Team News
Melbourne City vs United City Prediction:
The 2022 AFC Champions League returns this week and will see Vissel Kobe take on Kitchee SC at the Buriram City Stadium on Tuesday.
Vissel Kobe enjoyed an impressive league campaign last year, finishing third, advancing to the AFC Champions League qualifiers. They faced Melbourne Victory in a qualification clash, beating the Aussies 4–3 in extra time.
Kichi SC began their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over Chiangrai United on Saturday afternoon. Ruslan Mingzov scored the only goal of the game with his first strike for the club in the first half.
Kitchee SC returned to competitive action with a win and are the more confident side ahead of Tuesday’s clash, which could see them pick up maximum points.
The visitors have had a few absences ahead of Tuesday’s game, including Chun-Ting Ho, Clement Benhadouche and Dani Cancella, who are all injured. Yang Bosli Yu and Kwang-Yin Chang are both unregistered for the competition and will be absent as well.
BlueWaves topped the group table with three points. They have been out of the group stages in their last two continental campaigns and will look to finish this season.
Australia’s defending champions Melbourne City, under the management of Patrick Kisnorbo, come on the back of a 1–1 draw with PB Patham United in their opening match of the AFC Champions League group stage.
They have been in generally good form despite their crushing defeat in the derby against Melbourne Victory last weekend.
They will now face United City, which lost 1-0 to Jonnam Dragons in their opening match on the second day. Melbourne City will come in as a relatively casual favorite.
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