Match Time:7/12/2019 19:35 Friday(GMT+8)
Hebei: In danger of relegation (Recent Form: DLLWDW)
Hebei are on 13th place in Chinese Super League with 13 points (3 wins, 4 draws, 9 losses; goal difference 16:26). They have currently 2 points of advantage over 15th Beijing Renhe (relegation zone), whereas the distance to 3rd Shanghai SIPG (AFC Champions League) is already 27 points at the moment. Therefore, Hebei are one of the relegation candidates. The team is in rather poor shape – 1 win, 2 draws, 2 losses in last 5 league matches, being winless in last 3. Hebei take on Shanghai Shenhua on Friday in the next league fixture. Hebei have collected 8 points in 8 home games to date (2 wins, 2 draws, 4 defeats; goal difference 9:12).
Shanghai Shenhua: Back-to-back defeats (Recent Form: LLWLDD)
Shanghai Shenhua sit on 14th position in the standings with 12 points (3 wins, 3 draws, 10 defeats; goal difference 18:29). They are now just 1 point ahead of 15th Beijing Renhe (drop zone), so the team is in real danger of relegation. Moreover, their recent form is average – 1 win, 1 draw, 3 defeats in last 5 games in CSL, with back-to-back losses. Shanghai Shenhua need to improve quickly, otherwise they’ll find themselves soon in drop zone. Now it’s time for an away encounter. Shanghai Shenhua have collected 8 points in 9 matches on the road (2 wins, 2 draws, 5 losses; goal difference 9:13).
THE BETTING VERDICT:
All in all, I think that this might be an interesting clash with a couple of goals. Both Hebei and Shanghai Shenhua are in dangerous situation and it’s vital for both of them to get the 3 points in this fixture. In my opinion this may be an open match.
Hebei VS Shanghai Shenhua
O/U Pick: over 2.50 goals