On August 31, within the framework of the seventh round of the Chinese Super League, a meeting of the teams of group B “Shanghai SIPG” – “Tianjin Teda” will take place. Leader versus outsider: this is how you can describe the upcoming match, in which everything seems too obvious. Should we expect defeat, or will the nominal owners not finish off their counterparts? Read about it in our forecast.
Shanghai SIPG two years ago managed to break the eight-year hegemony of Guangzhou Evergrande by winning the title of the country’s champion. It didn’t work out last season (only third place), but now the club has every chance to become the first again.
I must say that the “red eagles” remained the only club that has never stumbled yet. Even the same “Guangzhou” in group A lost once. Moreover, it is surprising that the fifth and sixth teams in the table, Shijiazhuang and Qingdao Huanghai (both – 1: 1), were able to take points away from one of the contenders for the title.
All the rest were dealt with without any problems, including Tianjin in the first round (3: 1), although they had to play after a not very impressive start.
“Tianjin Teda” with such results will fight exclusively for the preservation of registration in the elite division, nothing more. The team is doing so badly that it is not even clear what efforts can be made to get out of the swamp in which the club is now vegetating.
Wang Baoshan’s wards concede indecently a lot, and score only on big holidays, and even then this did not bring absolutely anything – only with the Chongqing Lifan club (2: 2). There is every reason to believe that this trend will continue on Monday.
Tianjin conceded the most goals in the league – 17;
Rated guests – the only Super League team that did not win a single victory;
Shanghai has the best defense in the championship with 5 conceded goals.
07/27/20 Tianjin Teda Shanghai SIPG 13
08/14/19 Shanghai SIPG Tianjin Teda 5: 1
04/28/19 Tianjin Teda Shanghai SIPG 0: 2
09/14/18 Tianjin Teda Shanghai SIPG 2: 5
04/22/18 Shanghai SIPG Tianjin Teda eleven
09.09.17 Shanghai SIPG Tianjin Teda 3: 1
05/14/17 Tianjin Teda Shanghai SIPG 0: 1
10/26/16 Tianjin Teda Shanghai SIPG 0: 1
The favorite is obliged to take points in matches where he is completely higher than the opponent. The Red Eagles are now in good shape, in excellent spirits, so nothing should prevent them from putting in the next three points. We expect to see at least the same difference in the score as in the previous round, although we will not be surprised at the total defeat.
Our prediction is the victory of Shanghai with a handicap (-1.5) with a coefficient of 1.73 from the bookmaker Parimatch.