Home team had progressed a lot recently as we can easily see in their positive results. They are staying 2nd place in their AFC qualification group with 5 points after 4 games, 5 points behind the 1st position Lebanon and 3 point ahead North Korea, that was a very big surprise in this group. After the 1st game when they lost 0-2 on the road against Lebanon, they got a draw 1-1 against North Korea at home, then draw Malaysia 1-1 on the road and won 2-0 at home in the 2nd leg. So now they are in 8 unbeaten games streak and have a lot of chances for the first time in history playing in AFC Cup.
This game against Bahrain will be their preparation for a crucial game against Lebanon 5 days later. Their composition is only the players who are playing in domestic league of Hong Kong, however they played together in national team from very long time and now become a phenomenon in Asia football.
Besides, Bahrain is still a good team in the average level of Asia, they are leading group E of qualification but their situation is more tight as they got 7 points as Turkmenistan and only 1 point ahead Taiwan, the team that they lost in last game. Their performance is less impressive so far with only 2 wins in last 12 games from one year. From what bookmakers had given, Bahrain is only sligtly favorite in this game.
Both team have their own important game ahead, so clearly they won’t play this game with a lot of intention. Considering the progression of Hong Kong, also the home advantage, I think they will try to remain their momentum for the following games.
Hong Kong double chance – 1x