We’re off to Myanmar on Tuesday to handicap the Myanmar National League. Yes, the Myanmar National League. This might be the only time you see Myanmar National Leagues matched covered at The Sports Geek, so enjoy it while you can. This is one of those football leagues where you’ll find low limits regardless if it’s during peak sport season or during a pandemic.
Oddsmakers aren’t going to take any chances with guys who have inside information on these obscure leagues. It’s also a little more difficult to be a sharp oddsmaker in the Myanmar National League than say an NFL game that everyone is betting on. If you know what you’re talking about in these smaller football leagues, you can really do some damage, hence the low limits.
The Australia A-League is intending on suspending operations, as they follow in the footsteps of the AFL. That leaves us with the Belarusian Premier League and Myanmar National League. There are also some friendlies that I saw on the board. As restrictions are slowly removed in China and South Korea, the betting board will begin to fill with more options. They’re playing training camp games in Taiwan and South Korea, and the CBA wants to resume their season in mid-April.
In the meantime, the board isn’t completely dry. I was also to turn a profit on Monday with horse racing and table tennis. If you can get out of this pandemic with a bigger betting bankroll than before that’s going to be quite the accomplishment. As it stands currently, things have been going swimmingly since the shutdown if you include the horse racing selections in the equation.
The one league that hasn’t been cooperating is the Belarusian Premier League. However, they’ve only played a week of their season, so there will be opportunities to get on the right page. The Myanmar National League is well into their season. Myanmar, which is an Asian country, unbelievably didn’t record any cases of coronavirus until today.
It’s a bordering country of India, China, and Thailand, so it seems implausible that they didn’t have any cases until today. In any event, they continue to play football in Myanmar, as the Myanmar National League continues on Tuesday. Head below for our free Shan United vs. Southern Myanamar pick for March 24, 2020.
Shan United FC vs. Southern Myanmar Betting Odds:
Shan United vs. Southern Myanmar Prediction:
Each club in the National League has played nine or ten games. Hantharwady United is the best club in the league, as they’re riding a record of 9-0-1 and 27 points. Ayeyawady are trying to keep pace, but trail them by 4 points in the league table with a record of 7-2-0. To their credit, they haven’t lost a game yet and have played one less game than Hantharwady.
On the opposite end of the table, you have Southern Myanmar who are in danger of being relegated. They’re tied with Chin United for the worst point total in the league at just 4 points. Southern Myanmar heads into Tuesday with a putrid mark of 1-1-7, while Chin has played one more game and holds a record of 1-1-8.
On paper, this is a match that should result in a textbook win for Shan United. Shan is the superior club and should have no issues dispatching Southern for an easy win. They enter Tuesday with a solid record of 5-2-2 for 17 points. Expect Shan to take full advantage of a terrible Southern defense in this match. Southern has struggled to consistently perform defensively, as they’ve gotten smacked for 21 goals against in nine games. That equates to an average of 2.33 goals conceded per match.
When they’re on the road, the issues deepen for them on defence. Southern head to play Shan having allowed an average of 3.33 conceded per match. Expect Shan to do whatever they want to do in this game offensively. Southern should be able to get on the board for a goal, but that’s likely all. Southern are coming off a 3-1 loss against Zwekapin United on March 20. That’s likely what they’re looking at on Tuesday as well. The oddsmakers got it right with the spread of 2, that’ll likely be a push. I’d lean with the OVER in what looks like a 3-1 final score.