China vs Palestine
Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Wuyuanhe Sports Center (Haikou).
China and Palestine will test each other in their final action before the Asian Cup kick off in January 2019. Team Dragon do come into Tuesday’s friendly at Wuyuanhe Sports Center, but they will need to work hard to get the result knowing the visitors are undefeated in last five matches.
The Fedayeen won the Bangabandhu Gold Cup last month when they saw off Tajikistan on penalties in the final. The regular game ended in a goalless draw. Noureddine Ali’s troops backed up such achievement with a 2-1 win in a friendly against Pakistan on Friday. Can they claim the China scalp and further boost up the confidence ahead of the Asian Cup?
China vs Palestine: Head-to-head
The two teams played each other on four occasions in the past.
China have been more successful winning three and drawing one so far.
Nevertheless, Palestine held on to a goalless draw in the previous head to head contest played five years ago also on Chinese soil (a friendly as well).
The Fedayeen scored only one goal in four H2H outings against Team Dragon.
China vs Palestine: Prediction
China were very tough to break down in recent outings. They did not ship a single goal in past three matches and will be looking to maintain such fine defensive trend when they play host to the likes of Palestine here.
Marcelo Lippi’s men saw off Syria 2-0 in the previous friendly played a month ago in Nanjing. Gao Lin and Wu Lei were on target for the Chinese team back then. This duo is expected to lead the line against Palestine on Tuesday as well.
The hosts won’t have any important absences (apart from Guangzhou Evergrande’s midfielder Zheng Zhi and Shanghai SIPG defender Yu Hai). We expect a narrow victory for China. The Under 2.5 goals FT and China to keep their fourth straight clean sheet look to be the best of betting options here.
China vs Palestine: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
China to keep a clean sheet @ 1.61 (8/13).