On September 22, within the framework of the 12th round of the Chinese Super League, a meeting of Group B “Shijiazhuang” – “Shanghai SIPG” will take place. Nominee guests can already feel one hundred percent comfortable, because they have already secured a place in the playoffs. But for their rivals, the playoffs are starting now: two vacancies and five candidates for them. Will the favorite help his opponent? Read about it in our forecast.
“Shijiazhuang” for some unknown reason slowed down. Before the previous round, everything went almost perfectly in the championship: three wins in a row, a four-league unbeaten run and third place in the standings with good potential for it to become the second. But suddenly the team played a draw with Tianjin Teda (1: 1), which the team did not notice in the first round (3: 0).
It would seem that it was an accident, but in the recent confrontation in the cup, there was a defeat at all – 0: 2. However, we will not dwell on this, since the goals in the championship prevail over the goals in the cup. Moreover, today the rivals are one of the contenders for the title.
“Shanghai SIPG” became the second team that guaranteed itself participation in the next stage ahead of schedule, but in fact, no one doubted this. Out of twelve matches, the Eagles won nine, drew two and lost only once to Hebei (0: 2). Otherwise, the Hulk and company give no reason to doubt their strength.
It is worth noting two personalities in the Shanghai squad: striker Marko Arnautovic, who scored seven goals, and Brazilian midfielder Oscar, who has five goals to his credit. By the way, together they scored exactly half of the club’s goals in the championship. Will these guys be different today?
In the first round, the meeting ended in a draw – 1: 1;
Shanghai did not score in only one of twelve matches, Shijiazhuang in two.
08/16/20 Shanghai SIPG Shiichjiang Yungchang eleven
05/03/17 Shiichjiang Yungchang Shanghai SIPG 0: 2
08/19/16 Shanghai SIPG Shiichjiang Yungchang 4: 1
It is very important for formal owners not to leave the field empty-handed, a draw will already be an excellent achievement. The favorite will play for his own pleasure, which means that he will create moments for his counterpart sometimes, yes, he will allow, which should be used.
Our forecast – both will score – yes with 1.71 odds from BC Fonbet.