On September 5, within the framework of the ninth round of the Chinese Super League at the Kunshan stadium, a meeting of Group B Hebei Yilinshanzhuang – Shanghai SIPG will take place. The middle peasant of the second eight will play against the leader and one of the main contenders for the championship title. In this pair, it seems that the outcome of the match is a foregone conclusion even before the starting whistle. But is it really so? Read about it in our forecast.
Hebei Yilinshanzhuang could have made its life much easier if it could outplay its competitor Shijiazhuang on a tour earlier. In this case, the gap between them would be seven points. Of course, it would be possible in theory to play this in seven rounds, but in practice it is very difficult to implement something like that. But this is all from the category “if only”, because “Hebei” took, and lost with a score of 1: 3, although they opened the account first.
Everything was decided at the very end of the match, which the current owners completely failed, having conceded two goals: the first in the 82nd minute, and the second already in the seventh added minute. Plus, between these events, there was a removal, which finally buried all chances of salvation.
Shanghai SIPG still has no equal in the championship – not a single defeat in the new season (the best result). Nevertheless, it is premature to rest on our laurels: after all, the gap from the pursuer is only three points, and the most important in the playoffs are still ahead.
If we talk about the last round, then “Shanghai” fight against “Tianjin Teda” went like clockwork and without any problems. And very familiar faces scored for the team. The scoring was opened by Odil Akhmedov, who once played for Krasnodar, and the Hulk, well-known for his performances for Zenit, doubled his superiority. In the second half, Arnautovich and Oscar brought the score to a devastating one, but they still failed to defend their goal intact – 4: 1.
“Shanghai” along with “Guangzhou” has the best goal difference in the league – “+14”;
Also, guests rank first in terms of the number of goals conceded – six;
The hosts conceded the most goals from the teams ranked first to fourth in their groups (16).
02.08.20 Shanghai SIPG Hebei China 4: 0
07/17/19 Shanghai SIPG Hebei China thirty
03/30/19 Hebei China Shanghai SIPG 12
09/01/18 Hebei China Shanghai SIPG eleven
04/13/18 Shanghai SIPG Hebei China 20
08/10/17 Hebei China Shanghai SIPG 2: 2
04/21/17 Shanghai SIPG Hebei China thirty
10/30/16 Shanghai SIPG Hebei China 3: 1
Shanghai’s problems in this match can begin only if the team starts creating them for itself. There is no need to say something once again about the difference in class, because the guests have a sufficient number of stars. In the first round, everything ended in a defeat with a score of 0: 4, but today such a humiliating result should not be repeated. Nevertheless, “Hebei” will not be able to get hold of glasses this time.
Our prediction is that Shanghai will win with a handicap (-1) with a coefficient of 1.67 from the Betcity bookmaker.