V-League side Dong Nai defeated Myanmar U23s 3-1 in a friendly at Dong Nai Stadium on Sunday.
The hosts controlled the game from the kick off with the support of the home crowd.
However, the visitors didn't field their best line-up, and will be stronger when they meet the Viet Nam U23 team at 6:30pm at Thong Nhat Stadium in HCM City. today.
Both teams see the match as an opportunity to put their players to the test and try different formations that could be used for the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, to be held in Myanmar at the end of the year.
"The match will give young players more exposure to the real game as well as increase coherence among players on the team," said Hoang Van Phuc, Viet Nam's head coach, at a pre-match press conference in HCM City.
Meanwhile, Tin Myint Aung, manager of Myanmar's team, said the match would help identify his team's weaknesses and strengths prior to their participation in the SEA Games.-VNS