Guangzhou R&F vs Guangzhou Evergrande
Chinese Super league Date:
Thursday, 30 July 2020
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Jinzhou Stadium (Dalian).
The Canton Derby is set to take pace this Thursday as the South China Tigers will take on Guangzhou R&F.
The hosts have started the new season with a defeat to Shenzhen; a game that ended 3-0. This upcoming match will be their first home game, but a win will be too much to ask for. Especially because they have not scored a goal till now, it will be tough to break the visiting defence.
The reigning champions, Evergrande have made a flying start to the season. They dominated possession in that game against Shanghai Shenhua and kept a clean sheet as well. The defence will be happy that their city rivals have not found scoring rhythm yet.
Guangzhou R&F vs Guangzhou Evergrande: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Tigers are on a 3-match winning run against this opposition.
- They have four wins and a loss in five recent head to head matches with the Blue Lions.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in nine of their last 10 competitive clashes.
- The visitors have won both of their away games against their city rivals.
- Eight of their clashes away from home produced more than 2.5 goals in total.
Guangzhou R&F vs Guangzhou Evergrande: Prediction
Both these teams have found the target in the majority of games they met. The visiting side has a very strong attacking line up which played a major role in their title last season. They have also started well this year so we can expect them to net goals.
R&F have previous experience in scoring past this opposition especially in the very recent pre-season friendly. So, I think we will see goals on both ends of the pitch.
More than 2.5 goals were scored in eight consecutive head to head games between them. This is not a surprise as the Canton Derby is one of the most exciting games in the Chinese League. A similar scoring trend can also be seen in the Chinese FA Cup as well.
Also considering that all eight recent home fixtures of the hosts produced a similar final score, I am backing a high scoring game this Thursday.
Guangzhou R&F vs Guangzhou Evergrande: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.62 (5/8).