Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
It’s almost time for 2020 Super League action on Monday as Shanghai Shenhua take on Dalian Professional.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Shanghai Shenhua v Dalian Professional can be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Shanghai Shenhua will be hoping to bounce back here following a 1-0 2020 Super League loss in their previous game against Changchun Yatai.
Flower of Shanghai have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets of late, although they’ve also managed to score goals themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Flower of Shanghai have seen their goal breached in 6 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those matches. That sort of trend might not be carried forward into this game, of course.
After being beaten in their last game against Shanghai SIPG in 2020 Super League action, Dalian Professional will be hoping to turn things around here.
Looking at their form, and Dalian Professional have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals in total. At the back, Blue Hawks could really do with shoring things up.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 29/04/2018, both clubs have shared the honours with Shanghai Shenhua winning 2 of those games, Dalian Professional 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 14 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 7 of them for Flower of Shanghai and 7 netted by Blue Hawks. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
Team News: Shanghai Shenhua
Chenjie Zhu (Tibia Fracture), Cheng Zeng (Fractured Rib) and Xinli Peng (Fibula Fracture) are not available for Shenhua boss Kang-hee Choi. Yue Zhu is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Dalian Professional
With a fully injury-free squad to choose from, Dalian Professional manager José González does not have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Sam Larsson, Jinshuai Wang, Emmanuel Boateng and Jailson.
It looks to us that Shanghai Shenhua can create the chances to score more than once when they line up against Dalian Professional, who won’t find it easy getting goals.
Accordingly, we see a fairly comfortable 2-0 margin for Shanghai Shenhua at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hongkou Football Stadium (33,060)
Captain: Giovanni Moreno
Chairman: Wu Xiaohui
Manager: Kang-hee Choi
Competitions: 2020 Super League (Group B)