Qingdao Huanghai vs Shanghai SIPG
China – Super League
Date: Thursday, 6 August 2020
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Suzhou Sports Centre (Suzhou)
The toppers of Group B will be in action this Thursday as they travel to Suzhou. The home team is in a spot of bother after two matches without a win. They opened the season with the defeat of Wuhan Zall. The latest league action was the draw with Shijiazhuang. This was expected from a team that is playing their first season at the top tier. The lack of experience will hurt them in the upcoming games as well.
Apart from Beijing Guoan, the team from Shanghai is the only side to win all their games in this season. The Red Eagles have scored 7 goals in the two matches and have only given away one goal. They will be the favorites to win against the newbie on Thursday.
Qingdao Huanghai vs Shanghai SIPG: Head-to-head (h2h)
- This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.
- Huanghai is winless in three previous games in all competitions.
- Shanghai is unbeaten in four previous league matches (W3, D1).
Qingdao Huanghai vs Shanghai SIPG: Prediction
Shanghai has one of the strongest squads in the group. They have already netted 7 goals in the two matches they played. But they also managed to keep a good defensive unit which has given away only one goal. I do not think the hosts will be able to pick up three points against such powerful opposition. So I am backing complete dominance for the Red Eagles this Thursday.
We can expect goals for sure when Shanghai is playing. They are scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game this season. In their last three league fixtures, they have netted three or more goals. At the same time, they kept two clean sheets during that spell as well. The newbie will have trouble getting past the visiting defense even though they have scored twice against Shijiazhuang in their recent game. So we can expect only one team to score in this upcoming tie.
Qingdao Huanghai vs Shanghai SIPG: Betting Tips
HT/FT: Shanghai/Shanghai @ 1.44 (4/9).
Both teams to score: No @ 1.60 (3/5).