United City will take one Beijing FC in the Group I match of AFC Champions League 2021 on 25th June at Bunyodkor Stadium. United City, the Philippines’ premier club, will seek to get off to a winning start in their first AFC Champions League group stage match against Beijing FC.
United City vs Beijing FC Team Preview
United City, who have won the previous four league titles in their nation, will make their AFC Champions League debut against a Beijing team that is full of youth and lacking well-known players like Renato Augusto and Cedric Bakambu.
They would normally be underdogs against a team of Beijing’s reputation, but the absence of so many regulars – combined with Kaya-success Iloilo’s against a similarly weakened Shanghai Port FC in Thailand – means Jason Withe’s side may possibly go into their first game as favorites.
While Beijing’s youthful side arrives in the Uzbek capital with limited league exposure and even less on the continental stage, this match will not be completely foreign to them.
Last year, they competed in the Chinese FA Cup with a similar group of players, while the senior squad competed in the AFC Champions League bubble in Qatar and did not disappoint.
In that competition, the young Beijing defeated Chengdu Rongcheng 1-0 before losing 3-0 to Wuhan, and coach Zoran Jankovic feels they can compete here as well.
UNC VS BEI: Head to Head
This contest will be the first-ever between both teams.
United City: WWWWL
Beijing FC: LLLWW
Match Name: United City vs Beijing FC
Date: 26th June
Timing: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Bunyodkor Stadium
Squads to choose from
Bienve Marañón, Ryan Jarvis, Mike Ott, Florencio Badelic, Amin Nazari, Anthony Pinthus, Curt Dizon, Sean Kane, Jonny Campbell, Angélo Verheye Marasigan, Pocholo Bugas, Da-hwon Jeong, Justin Baas, Mark Hartmann, Andreas Esswein, Arnie Pasinabo Jr., Hikaru Minegishi, Miguel Clariño, Adam Reed, Jai Ingham, Stephan Schröck, Tristan Robles, Kenry Balobo, Kieran Hayes, William Grierson, Omid Nazari, Jordan Jarvis
Ruan Qilong, Jonathan Viera, Liang Shaowen, Yu Dabao, Renato Augusto, Hou Sen, Bai Yang, He Zhenyu, Xie Longfei, Li Ke, Zou Dehai, Cao Yongjing, Liu Guobo, Li Boxi, Gao Tianyi, Liu Huana, Yang Wei, Gao Jian, Wang Ziming, Chi Zhongguo, Cédric Bakambu, Jin Pengxiang, Jiang Wenhao, Wang Gang, Yu’Ning Zhang, John Hou Saeter, Lucas Souza, Piao Cheng, Ma Kunyue, Zhang Xizhe, Guo Quanbo, Jin Taiyan, Li Lei, Kim Min-Jae
Probable Playing XI
Kenry Balobo, Miguel Clariño, Jonny Campbell, Hikaru Minehishi, Pocholo Bugas, Mike Ott, Jun Badelic, Jung Dah-Received, Adam Reed, Curt Dizon, Bienve Marañón
Hou Sen, Li Lei, Yu’Ning Zhang, Chi Zhongguo, Gao Tianyi, Yu Dabao, Yang Wei, Li Ke, Lucas Souza, Zhang Xizhe, Cédric Bakambu
United City: Jonny Campbell, Mike Ott, Bienve Marañón
Beijing FC: Li Lei, Gao Tianyi, Chi Zhongguo
Hou Sen, Jonny Campbell (VC), Lei Li, Miguel Clarino, Chi Zhongguo, Mike Ott, Gao Tianyi, Pocholo Bugas, Curt Dizon, Bienve Maranon (C), Cedric Bakambu
The match between United City and Beijing FC is expected to be a close one with the game ending in a 1-1 draw. Both the teams have a formidable and young lineup with a determination to do big things.
The aforementioned UNC vs BEI AFC Champions League 2021 Dream 11 Prediction, UNC vs BEI AFC Champions League 2021 Final Prediction, UNC vs BEI AFC Champions League 2021 Top Picks are based on our in-house analysis. However, this does not guarantee a positive result.