Match Time:7/17/2019 19:35 Wednesday(GMT+8)
Shanghai SIPG: Title conteders (Recent Form: WWWDWL)
Shanghai SIPG are on 3rd place in Chinese Super League with 43 points (14 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses; goal difference 34:13). They are currently on AFC Champions League spot, having already 15 points of advantage over 4th Shandong Luneng, whereas the distance to 1st Beijing Guoan is just 2 points at the moment. The team is in good shape – 4 wins, 0 draws, 1 loss in last 5 league matches, with 4 straight victories. In the meantime Shanghai SIPG advanced to quarter-finals of AFC Champions League having eliminated Jeonbuk (3:2 on aggregate after penalty shoot-out). Shanghai SIPG take on Hebei on Wednesday in the next league fixture. Shanghai SIPG have collected 21 points in 9 home games to date (7 wins, 0 draws, 2 defeats; goal difference 19:11).
Hebei: In average shape (Recent Form: WDLLWD)
Hebei sit on 12th position in the standings with 16 points (4 wins, 4 draws, 9 defeats; goal difference 18:27). They are now 5 points ahead of 15th Beijing Renhe (relegation zone), whereas Hebei are already 27 points short of the third-placed Shanghai SIPG (AFC Champions League) so they need to focus on avoiding troubles. Their recent form is average – 2 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats in last 5 games in CSL. Now it’s time for an away encounter. Hebei have collected 5 points in 8 matches on the road (1 win, 2 draws, 5 losses; goal difference 7:14).
THE BETTING VERDICT:
All in all, I think that this might be an interesting clash with a couple of goals. Shanghai SIPG will try to keep their winning run going, whereas Hebei are in unsafe situation and they should look for their chances as well so perhaps it may be an open match.
Shanghai SIPG VS Hebei
O/U Pick: over 3.25 goals