Shanghai Shenhua will face their next test on Friday as they prepare for this imminent 2020 Super League game with Shanghai SIPG.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Shanghai SIPG v Shanghai Shenhua game - as well as the best betting odds.
Shanghai SIPG enter this game coming off the back of a 0-0 2020 Super League tied result versus Shanghai Shenhua.
Their more recent scorelines show that it has been a great time for the Shanghai SIPG rearguard. The Red Eagles have kept it tight, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their last 6 games standing at 3.
Over the course of 6 of the past six clashes featuring Shanghai Shenhua, a relatively low number of goals have been hit between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell comes out as a paltry 1.33, with the average goals for Flower of Shanghai being 1. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, though.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 16/09/2017 shows that these encounters have not been fruitful for Shanghai Shenhua. They’ve not been able to get any wins whatsoever whereas Shanghai SIPG have been the better of the two, running out winners in 83% of those ties.
In all, 19 goals were produced between them in these games, with 17 for The Red Eagles and 2 for Flower of Shanghai. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
Team News: Shanghai SIPG
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Shanghai SIPG manager Vítor Pereira to be concerned about from a near full-strength group of players. Junling Yan (Eye Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Shanghai Shenhua
Due to a completely healthy squad available to select from, Shanghai Shenhua boss Kang-Hee Choi has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match.
It looks to us that Shanghai SIPG should convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
In contrast, Shanghai Shenhua won’t find it easy finding the net themselves but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be hitting back at some stage, too.
We reckon that it will be a 3-1 victory for Shanghai SIPG at the conclusion of the game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium (16,000)
Captain: Givanildo Hulk
Chairman: Zhang Min
Manager: Vítor Pereira
Competitions: 2020 Super League (Group B), 2020 Super League (Quarter-finals)