Shijiazhuang vs Hebei
China Super League
Date: Monday, 31 August 2020
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Suzhou Sports Centre (Suzhou)
The lack of form for some top teams gave the newbie a chance to flourish. Even though the majority of their league games were drawn the home side has managed to get the fifth spot at the start of the new season. Currently, they are on a three-match winless run and their only win of this year came against Tianjin Teda.
Hebei is on blistering form winning three games on the trot. This helped them lost after the losing start to the season. They will be looking to add to that winning tally since the opposition is lacking experience. But the visitors have to keep an eye out for surprise attacks as they have already given away more goals than they have scored.
Shijiazhuang vs Hebei: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last two meetings between them were back to back draws.
- Both sides have a win each in the five previous clashes across all venues.
- Both sides found the back of the net in all four previous meetings.
- All wins for Shijiazhuang in this fixture came at their home ground.
Shijiazhuang vs Hebei: Prediction
The home team is coming into this match after the home draw against Beijing Guoan. Scoring past the team in second place is no small feat. The four previous head to head clashes between these two teams saw both of them getting in the score sheet. Also, since the away team is struggling to keep a clean sheet we can expect goals at both ends of the field.
Since the newbie managed to draw Guoan in their latest fixture I think they will be able to emulate a similar performance on Monday too. Both games that Hebei lost were to teams like Shanghai and Guoan, that too away from home. At the same time, the hosts have never lost a home fixture so far. So I am backing this match to be a draw with goals from both sides.
Shijiazhuang vs Hebei: Betting Tips
Match to Draw @ 3.50 (5/2).
Both teams to score @ 1.57 (4/7).