Hang Yuen vs. NTUS Odds, Prediction, and Pick – Taiwan Premier League, April 26
This fixture looks like it could be a fairly straightforward home win for Hang Yuen, with the team affiliated with the national university for sport the definite underdogs.
But the visitors surprised a few of the bigger teams last season, and although NTUS will probably be more concerned with what is going on at the bottom of the table for the majority of the season, there will undoubtedly be a few bright spots. Could this game be one of them? Find out my prediction in this Hang Yuen vs. NTUS betting preview.
Hang Yuen vs. NTUS Latest Odds
Although BetOnline does award Hang Yuen the favorite tag as expected here, it is slightly surprising how much chance the bookmaker gives the student team in this fixture. NTUS only won four games last season and lost all three games against Hang Yuen fairly convincingly.
I would have expected the odds for a home win to be even shorter than they are.
It was always going to be interesting to see how Hang Yuen got on this season after losing its main strike partnership of Benchy Estama and Joo Ik-Seong to rival clubs. There was a thought that there wouldn’t be a fourth consecutive third-place finish and that the club from New Taipei might struggle.
But the draw with Taichung last weekend was not a bad result, and there was a comprehensive win against Red Lions on the opening day of the campaign. With the league looking much closer this year than it has previously, another positive performance against NTUS should be enough for Hang Yuen to keep in touch at the top of the table.
NTUS picked up its first point of the season last weekend when it drew with the other student team, Ming Chuan University. It had seemed as if MCU would be the better of the two sides this season, so a draw was probably a good result. Tan Yi-Shan scored both goals in that game, so the 18-year-old could be one to watch here.
But there is no doubt that NTUS will find this one difficult. Hang Yuen is a much more experienced and talented team, so the students will need to concentrate defensively and hope that they take any chances that come their way.
Hang Yuen vs. NTUS Prediction and Pick
Hang Yuen to Win-233
Without the devastating forward line of last year, there may not be quite as many goals from Hang Yuen this season. Only champions Tatung scored more in 2019, but it will be the stronger-looking defense and midfield that could be the difference here. The only goal conceded this season was an unstoppable shot in the Taichung game, and this week could bring another clean sheet for young keeper Huang Chiu-Lin.
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