With continental football now out of the way for the next few weeks, there are some big games in the Premier League on the horizon.
This tussle between the Hong Kong champions and South Korean K-League giants Suwon Samsung Bluewings will see both sides looking for a vital win in order to build upon their respective ACL campaigns.
After some tantalizing football in the HKPL last week, the Sapling Cup is back and we are now down to the final four.
Chan Yuen-ting’s side have no time to rest, as the Premier League campaign nears its climax with rivals Kitchee and eight other teams in action in Round 17 of the current season.
Eastern will host their first Asian Champions League home game on Wednesday night, when they take on J-League side Kawasaki Frontale at Mong Kok Stadium.
Eastern endured a difficult evening in their ACL match against Guangzhou Evergrande, as their pride of being the first team from Hong Kong to participate in the group stages was dented in a 0-7 thrashing.
On 22 Feb the reigning Hong Kong champions will take on Chinese Super League giants Guangzhou Evergrande in what is an unprecedented club-edition of a Guangdong-Hong Kong derby.
Hong Kong Premier League draws closer to its conclusion. With Eastern sitting out this round, the remaining 10 teams are all in action in Round 15 of the current campaign.
Eight teams from the Hong Kong Premier League will compete in the quarter finals of the Sapling Cup this weekend.
Kitchee will take to the field on 7 Feb in an away game against Ulsan Hyundai, South Korea, which is set to be the most important game in their history.