Shanghai SIPG – Shanghai Shenhua FREE PICKS
Shanghai SIPG and Shanghai Shenhua meet at Shanghai Stadium, in a match for the 17th round of the CSL. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 03-10-2018, the Shanghai SIPG won it out (0-2). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 09-16-2017, in a match for the CSL that ended with the victory of Shanghai SIPG by (6-1). The goals of the match were scored by Hulk (56 ‘and 75’), Wu Lei (58 ‘and 63’), O. Akhmedov (60 ‘) and Li Shenglong (82’), for Shanghai SIPG, and C. Tevez ( 61 ‘), for the Shanghai Shenhua. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Shanghai Shenhua presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 30 points won, after 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Tianjin Quanjian, by (4-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Dalian Yifang, by (1-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 7 home league matches Shanghai SIPG has a record of 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, so they have won 16 points out of 21 possible. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 18 of the last 19 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
The Shanghai SIPG is a club that never conquered the Super League, having as its best campaign in its history two second places, in the seasons of 2015 and 2017. In the current season the team has been making a positive campaign, winning 30 of the 48 points disputed so far, thus occupying the third position of the Chinese Championship, only three points behind the leader. In the last five games that the Shanghai SIPG played in their stadium, for the national championship, all scored more than 1.5 goals. We believe that in this confrontation, by playing at home, the Shanghai SIPG will naturally score their goals, but will also suffer goals, since their adversary is a strong team, capable of balancing the networks even outside the home.
After 6 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 23 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Shandong Luneng, by (3-1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Changchun Yatai, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 8 away matches for the championship Shanghai Shenhua has 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 24 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 6 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 6 times and have only won 1 result.
Shangai Shenhua is a club that has conquered the Super League twice throughout its history, being the most recent title conquered in 2003. In the current season, the team has been doing a relatively positive campaign, winning 23 of the 48 points disputed so far, thus occupying the sixth position of the Chinese Championship, seven points behind the third classified. In the last five games that Shanghai Shenhua played as a visitor, in all they scored more than 1.5 goals and in four they scored more than 2.5 goals. We believe that in this confrontation, Shanghai Shenhua will again score goals as a visitor, but will also end up suffering goals, due to the quality of the local team.
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