On October 27, within the framework of the playoff semifinal match for the 5-8 places of the Chinese Super League, the meeting between Shanghai Shenhua and Chongqing Lifan will take place. Who will be the intermediate leader in the first part of the two-legged confrontation? Read about it in our forecast.
“Shanghai Shenhua” almost performed a real miracle, staging a dramatic denouement in the confrontation with the “Shanghai SIPG”. The first game ended without goals scored, in the response Choi Gang-hee’s charges were surprisingly dominant, especially after the Hulk opened the scoring in the opponent’s squad. The Shanghai players flew into the attack, struck a large number of blows, one of which reached the goal in stoppage time, Sun Shilin put the game into overtime.
Everything was decided in the penalty shootout, where the fatal misfire of Giovanni Moreno, who performed the 11-meter kick, was the very first. Now the team has no choice but to fight for fifth place, but this will already be a good result for the team, given their results over recent seasons.
Chongqing Lifan also came close to creating a sensation, but Jang Vo Ryong’s team buried themselves in the return match. But first things first.
In the first game, the team managed to recoup and hook an important draw for themselves: Alan Kardek responded to Alex Teixeira’s goal with his own on 73 minutes. The beginning of the second fight probably reminded Chongqing of Groundhog Day. Then they conceded in the eighth minute, this time in the seventh. But it was not possible to answer this blow. The already difficult situation was seriously complicated by the removal at the 56th minute, which signed the club’s verdict – 0: 1 and 1: 2 on the sum of two meetings.
Last season, the teams exchanged victories: Shanghai won 3: 2, Chongqing was stronger 1: 0, in another case a goalless draw was recorded;
The top scorer in the clubs are Bi Jinhao (4 goals) and Alan Kardek (7 goals).
Taking into account the fact how “effectively” the opponents have been playing against each other in recent years, there is reason to believe that both of them will not please us with the top total. Plus, everyone wants to end the season on a positive note, taking a place higher, so today it is very important not to cheat in defense, the players will think about the attack in the second place.
Our prediction is the total match under (2.5) goals with the odds of 1.79 from BC Winline.