5 reasons why the Vietnamese league is the most exciting in the world
In a season which is spread over 26 games, somehow it comes down to the final two games to find out who is going to be Champion of the V League which is Vietnam’s Premier League. Last season it went right down to the wire as well, Hanoi winning the title by virtue of goal difference on the final day.
This season, it is slightly different, instead of it being contested by two teams, there are still FIVE sides that can claim glory and gain a place in the AFC Champions League qualifiers and the riches that come with it. Here is how the top five are positioned going into the penultimate round of fixtures which takes place on Sunday the 19th of November.
Quang Nam lead the way after they won their rearranged fixture with fifth place Than Quang Ninh which took place on the 10th of November, if the result had gone the other way and Than Quang Ninh had won it would have meant SEVEN teams would’ve still had a shot at glory, which equates to half the league. Let’s break down each of the five in contention for top spot, looking at their remaining fixtures and what is likely to happen, in descending order.
5th - Than Quang Ninh
The least likely of the five to win the league, purely from the perspective that they have to hope for a massive goal swing and that the four above them drop points. If they had even got a point away at Quang Nam it would have made it a much more likely occurrence that they would be in and around, but as it happens, it is going to take a small miracle for them to win the league.
Ho Chi Minh City (A) | Ha Noi (H)
They will be open for somewhat of a routine victory at HCM and that those around them drop points, because if they don’t, it will be all but over. Either way, though, the game against Ha Noi promises to be a fantastic match to end the season and if its anything like the reverse fixture which ended in a 3-2 home win for defending champions Ha Noi, it will be the perfect way for the season to finish at Cua Ong Stadium.