Group stage: Stage 1, Group A, Round 8
Stadium: Dalian Sports Center 2
Facing off at Dalian sports center on the 2nd of July, Dalian seeks to continue its positive stride to winning games. Recently Xie Hui’s team came off a losing streak to beat Guangzhou. The team is now sitting pretty at number twelve, with hopes of hosting and winning against Changchun on the 2nd. This game is round 8 of the currently running CFA super league, meaning both teams are seeking nothing but wins. Changchun, sitting at number 8 on the league table, is no stranger to winning. It means their game on the 2nd will not be a breeze for Dalian.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Dalian’s performance quickly resembled their downfall last year, which ultimately led them to near relegation. The team has had 5/7 games where both teams were scoring, meaning they have stepped up their game. Their past 5 games have ended with 2 losses, 2 wins, and 1 draw. These were all games played at home, and in the same tournament. They are, however, still 4 points away from their challengers Changchun Yatai. Incidentally, they have only lost 3/7 games out of their last 10 matches; both home and away.
Having lost only 2 out of their last 10 games, Yatai proves time and again they are a force to be reckoned with. The team lost 2 games while away, one to Shandong, a team much higher on the league table, and another loss to Guangzhou FC. Yatai also boasts less than 4.5 cards in 7 out of 8 games. These are decent statistics for any team, and ones that Dalian needs to be attentive to, on the 2nd of July. Dalian sits at number 11 regarding home performances. This might be a hindrance on Saturday, but head-to-head stats might prove different.
Examining 11 head-to-head games from the past, only 3 of their games ended with one team not scoring. All other matches ended in at least 1 goal per team. The better team cannot be concluded based on past matches. It seems both have an equal chance of winning their matches and with the form being good on both sides; an informed wager needs to be placed.
Expert Betting Tips
Both teams score in several of their matches, with other teams, and in head-to-head matches. This would be a safe bet to place for Saturday. An Under 2.5 bet makes sense based on precedence and Yatai stands to win based on current form.
- Under 2.5 for 1.70
- Changchun to Win for 1.66
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 2.05