Match Time:7/16/2019 20:00 Tuesday(GMT+8)
Guangzhou Evergrande: Flying high (Recent Form: WWWDWW)
Guangzhou Evergrande are on 2nd place in Chinese Super League with 43 points (14 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses; goal difference 35:12). They are currently on the AFC Champions League spot, being 2 points shy 1st Beijing Guoan at the moment. The team is in very good shape – 5 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses in last 5 league matches. It’s worth noting that Guangzhou Evergrande are now on an 8-game winning streak in the league. In the meantime, they advanced to quarter-finals of AFC Champions League after eliminating Shandong Luneng (5:4 after extra-time). Guangzhou Evergrande take on Dalian Yifang on Tuesday in the next league fixture. Guangzhou Evergrande have collected 19 points in 8 home games to date (6 wins, 1 draw, 1 defeat; goal difference 13:5).
Dalian Yifang F.C.: Three victories in a row (Recent Form: WWWDLL)
Dalian Yifang sit on 7th position in the standings with 23 points (6 wins, 5 draws, 6 defeats; goal difference 25:25). They are now 12 points ahead of 15th Beijing Renhe (relegation zone), whereas Dalian Yifang are 20 points short of the third-placed Shanghai SIPG (AFC Champions League). Their recent form is good – 3 wins, 1 draw, 1 defeat in last 5 games in CSL, with 3 straight victories. Now it’s time for an away encounter. Dalian Yifang have collected 12 points in 8 matches on the road (3 wins, 3 draws, 2 losses; goal difference 12:12).
THE BETTING VERDICT:
All in all, I think that hosts are favourites of this clash. Although Dalian Yifang won their last 3 games in the Chinese Super League, they are still a mid-table side with not so much to play for. Guangzhou Evergrande appear to be in great form lately and perhaps the home side may get a comfortable victory.
Guangzhou Evergrande VS Dalian Yifang F.C.
Pick: Guangzhou Evergrande -1.25