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Tainan City FC vs. Kaohsiung Taipower: Prediction and Top Betting Pick

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Tainan City FC vs. Kaohsiung Taipower: Prediction and Top Betting Pick

This weekend we have a very entertaining TFPL game between Tainan City FC and Kaohsiung Taipower, two teams that are expected to compete for the title. This contest will take place on Sunday at 2:00 AM ET.

The Taiwan Football Premier League (TFPL) kicked off last weekend, joining Belarus, Burundi, Nicaragua and Tajikistan as the only countries offering soccer games for fans around the world during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tainan City FC Made Significant Improvements To Their Roster

Tainan City FC, also known as Taiwan Steel, finished fourth in the standings last season, 19 points behind the champions Taipei Tatung but they were busy in the offseason, adding a lot of talent.

Last year’s MVP Marc Fenelus, star defender Chen Wei-chuan and Pan Wen-Chieh, considered by many the best goalkeeper in Taiwan, left Taipei Tatung to join Tainan City FC and they also signed last year’s top scorer Benchy Estama, who scored 25 goals for Hang Yuen.

This proves how serious this team is in their quest to win the title. The new signings already paid dividends in the season opener. Benchy Estama scored two goals in the comfortable 4-2 road win against Ming Chuan University. Marc Fenelus also scored.

Kaohsiung Taipower Has More Experience

Last season Taipei Tatung won their third straight title but Kaohsiung Taipower gave them a run for their money and finished second in the standings, just three points behind them.

The two teams met on Sunday to kick off the season and Kaohsiung Taipower surprised the defending champions and beat them 3-2 on the road.

This team bet on continuity to finally dethrone Taipei Tatung. Most of last year’s roster is back and they are a very talented and experienced squad, they just need to take one more step so they can reach the next level. Coming off a road win against their biggest rival will surely give them plenty of confidence.

Prediction

The value is on Tainan City FC at +250 betting odds. Kaohsiung Taipower has more cohesion and I get why online sportsbooks are favoring them to win this game but Tainan City FC’s roster can compete with anyone.

They built a dream team with very talented players at key positions and they will get better as the season progresses. I also like the Under, the TFPL has been a high-scoring league as of late and this is a very high total for two teams with elite defenders.

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