Date : Friday 17th July 2020
Kick Off : 18:00
Venue : SVĐ Hà Tĩnh
City's next match is in Round 10 of the VS 2020 V-League 1 Season and a trip to the city of Hà Tĩnh to take on Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh. This game is something of a historic moment for both the players and supporters of City as the two clubs have never met each other prior to Friday night's encounter. City will be looking to maintain the momentum gained after winning their previous game 3-1 away to top eight contenders Than Quảng Ninh. A result that cemented City's position in the top eight prior to the mid-season split after Week 13. Our hosts meanwhile come into the game on the back of a hard forght 1-1 away draw with local rivals Sông Lam Nghệ An. This result left our hosts in 13th place on 8 points. One point above last placed side Quảng Nam but only 4 points behind Hà Nội FC who occupy the last of the top 8 spots.
Formed in 2015, this is Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh's first season in the top flight, and as with City in 2017 after gaining promotion from V-League 2, they are coming to terms with the new division. Unlike City however, who suffered badly from inconsistency, our hosts are paying the price of too many draws five in their opening nine games. They have also squandered leads on three occasions - games which ultimately ended in draws. The number of draws plus the squandering of leads is the primary reason for the position that our hosts find themselves in.
Our hosts opened their 2020 campaign with a 0-1 defeat at home to Viettel FC. The result hid the fact that Hà Tĩnh had more than enough chances to get something from the game. Defeat away to Nam Định (1-2) was followed up with the club's first victory in the top flight winning 2-0 away to top 4 side Than Quảng Ninh. A run of four draws, including a 1-1 draw with reigning Champions Hà Nội FC followed. The run of draws ending with defeat away to Hoàng Anh Gia Lai (0-1) before drawing their last game 1-1 also away to local rivals Sông Lam Nghệ An.
Current 2020 V-League 1 Results
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