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The Super League game at Hongkou Football Stadium on Sunday sees hosts Shanghai Shenhua do battle with Guangzhou Evergrande.
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Shanghai Shenhua, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 2-0 Super League triumph vs Wuhan Zall.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that much solidity has been shown by the Shanghai Shenhua backline. Shanghai Shenhua have been mean at the back, seeing the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their past 6 outings standing at 2.
Guangzhou Evergrande will go into this game following a 1-0 Super League win vs Hebei China Fortune in their most recent outing.
The numbers tell their own story, and Guangzhou Evergrande have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in total. Defensively, Guangzhou Evergrande seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. Even so, we must now wait to see whether the trend might be maintained in this next game.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 02/09/2018 tells us that Shanghai Shenhua have won 1 of these games and Guangzhou Evergrande 5, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
A combined sum of 17 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them for Flower of Shanghai and 14 belonging to Southern China Tigers. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
Team News: Shanghai Shenhua
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Shanghai Shenhua gaffer Wu Jingui to contend with due to a largely intact group of players. Ruofan Liu (Unknown Injury) won’t play.
In our view, Flower of Shanghai may well opt for a 4-4-2 formation in the match featuring Zhen Ma, Yunqiu Li, Jinhao Bi, Chenjie Zhu, Jiajun Bai, Alexander N'Doumbou, Haijian Wang, Xi Wu, Baojie Zhu, Christian Bassogog and Shenglong Jiang.
Team News: Guangzhou Evergrande
Owing to a fully healthy group available for selection, the Guangzhou Evergrande boss Zhi Zheng has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
We’re of the thinking that Southern China Tigers will likely utilise a 4-4-2 lineup, giving starts to Shibo Liu, Shaocong Wu, Dinghao Yan, Liyu Yang, Yang Li, Hengbo Fan, Shihao Wei, Suowei Wei, Guangliang Huang, Rijin Chen and Jie Ling.
It looks to us that Shanghai Shenhua will, in all likelihood, be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
In contrast, Guangzhou Evergrande may well struggle getting goals but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be hitting back at some stage here, too.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a 3-1 margin for Shanghai Shenhua at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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: Wu Jingui
Competitions: Super League position 2