Following the heavy defeat against Khanh Hoa, Da Nang has suffered three consecutive games without winning (2 defeats and 1 draw). Those poor results have put them behind in the championship race, currently in the 4th place with only 4 points behind league leader Binh Duong while there are still 10 rounds left in the season.
However, looking closer at Da Nang 's stats so far in this season, we can hardly believe Da Nang will be able to retain the cup.
+ 6 defeats/16 games: No champion lost more than 7/26 games for last 3 seasons.
+ conceding 27 goals/16 games: No champion conceding more than 30 goals/26 games for last 3 seasons.
+ negative goal-difference (-2): No champion having negative GD during second phase of V-League for last 3 seasons.
So, can Da Nang lose just one more match and concede just 3 more goals in next 10 games or can they make new history?
Da Nang away form: Better than only bottom team Nam Dinh!
v Ha Noi T&T: 0-1
v Ninh Binh: 1-0
v Hoa Phat: 4-3
v SLNA: 0-5
v Binh Duong 0-2
v Dong Thap: 0-2
v Hai Phong: 1-3
v Khanh Hoa: 1-4
Da Nang will have 5 more away games.