Shanghai Shenhua vs Shenzhen FC
China – Super league
Date: Thursday, 30 July 2020
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Dalian Sports Center Stadium (Dalian).
The team from Shanghai has lost their season opener to Guangzhou Evergrande. They will Shenzhen in their first home match of the season.
Their home form is not so great when we look into their last ten matches in all competitions.
The home defence will be on the back foot in this upcoming fixture.
Shenzhen started off the season with a win against Guangzhou R&F.
They were lucky enough to score three goals even if they had very little ball possession. The first was an own goal and they stacked up two more in the second half; both from the spot.
But the team displayed great attacking intent with more chances created than the opposition.
Shanghai Shenhua vs Shenzhen FC: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both sides have two wins each in their five previous matches in all competitions.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in three of their latest head to head games.
- Shanghai has not lost to this opposition here in since September 2004.
- They have an eight match winning run against Shenzhen including both league and Cup games.
- The phoenix has not won any of their away matches since October 2018.
Shanghai Shenhua vs Shenzhen FC: Prediction
The home side has won all eight competitive meetings against these visitors in front of their home crowd. They are high on morale after the winning start to the season.
On the other hand the Phoenix has not won any of their away fixtures in over two years. So I am backing the home team to see this out comfortably.
The vast majority of their head to head matches saw only one team score. The visitors have not opened scoring yet in the league. They failed to score in five of their last six trips in the league.
Also, the home side has not conceded a goal so far which will make things hard for the away attack. So I think we can see only one team finding the target on Thursday.
Shanghai Shenhua vs Shenzhen FC: Betting Tips
FT – Shanghai Shenhua to win @ 1.87 (7/8).
Both teams to score: No @ 2.38 (11/8).