Shanghai SIPG FC vs Ulsan Hyundai
AFC Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Kick-Off 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Shanghai Stadium (Shanghai).
Shanghai SIPG are looking for a victory which would launch them into the knockout stage of the competition regardless of the outcome of the other game in the group in Sydney. The Chinese Super League champions have the Champions League destiny in their own hands coming into the final round of group stage fixtures with a one-point cushion on third-placed Kawasaki Frontale in Group H.
Nevertheless, Shanghai have to beta group winners and the team with the best defensive record in the competition here. The visitors steamrolled their way to top Group H with a run of three wins and two draws in five games. They shipped just two goals in the process and will no doubts be a very tough nut to crack for Chinese heavyweights even though Koreans have nothing to play for here.
Shanghai SIPG vs Ulsan Hyundai: Head-to-head
These two likes were joined together to the same group for the second year in a row.
Shanghai SIPG were more successful team in the previous term as they took four points from two matches against the Tigers (a 2-2 draw and a 0-1 win for the Red Eagles).
Ulsan, however, picked up a 1-0 victory (Shanghai’s lone defeat in this season of the AFC Champions League) when sides played each other in March this year.
Shanghai SIPG vs Ulsan Hyundai: Predictions
Both teams are doing great in their domestic leagues. The hosts hold the second place in the CSL standings with a record of eight wins, one draw and one defeat in ten matches. Ulsan sit at the very top of the K-League ladder with a two-point advantage on second-placed Jeonbuk Motors after 12 rounds of the competition.
Both teams have been very tough to break down so far in the season. The Red Eagles allowed just eight goals in ten domestic league games, while Ulsan shipped 9 goals in 12 K-League affairs. Given last two H2H encounters ended with an identical 1-0 scoreline, backing the Under 2.5 goals FT just has to be the way to go.
Shanghai SIPG vs Ulsan Hyundai: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.15 (23/20)
HT/FT Draw/Shanghai SIPG @ 4.33 (10/3).