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The Super League meeting at Yellow Dragon Sports Center on Tuesday will see hosts Zhejiang Professional taking on opponents Shanghai SIPG.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Zhejiang Professional v Shanghai SIPG are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Zhejiang Professional will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-1 FA Cup success versus Dalian Professional.
Matches involving Zhejiang Professional have proved to be entertaining affairs recently with high scoring expected. Over their past six clashes, the sum total of 20 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 12 of these accredited to Zhejiang Professional. That aside, we must now wait to see whether the trend might be sustained in this upcoming game.
Shanghai SIPG will go into the game following a 0-5 FA Cup win in the defeat of Nanjing City in their most recent fixture.
For Shanghai SIPG, the goalscorers were Paulinho (22') and Wang Shenchao (46').
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving Shanghai SIPG, three or more goals have been hit. The overall average goals scored per game during that time is 4, with the number of goals averaged by Shanghai SIPG coming out as 3.33.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results stretching back to 03/08/2014 reveals that these encounters have been pretty painful for Zhejiang Professional. They’ve not managed to come away with any victories at all whereas Shanghai SIPG have just been stronger than them, finishing as winners in 67% of those ties.
In all, 14 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 5 of them from ZE Greentown and 9 coming from The Red Eagles. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league match between these clubs was Super League match day 14 on 20/08/2022 when it finished Shanghai SIPG 1-1 Zhejiang Professional.
On that occasion, Shanghai SIPG managed 40% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
Zhejiang Professional got 15 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Nyasha Mushekwi (1') scored.
Team News: Zhejiang Professional
The Zhejiang Professional boss Jordi Vinyals has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all before this game with a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Shanghai SIPG
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to select from, the Shanghai SIPG boss Ivan Leko has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
We’re thinking that Zhejiang Professional should have enough to put one past this Shanghai SIPG outfit, but a single goal possibly won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We therefore reckon that it will be a very close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Shanghai SIPG when the referee blows the final whistle. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yellow Dragon Sports Center (52,672)
Chairman: Zhang Weidong
Manager: Jordi Vinyals
Competitions: Super League position 5, FA Cup (Second Round)