Nantong Zhiyun FC vs. Shanghai Port FC
Rugao Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Rugao, China.
29.09.23 at 14:35
Nantong Zhiyun FC will welcome Shanghai Port FC to the Rugao Olympic Sports Center Stadium in the 27th round of the Super League.
Shanghai Port FC will seek to get back to winning ways after falling short in their recent match against Chengdu Rongcheng FC on the road, and failure to do so could see closest title contender Shandong Taishan narrow down the eight-point gap to first place.
Let's have a look at the latest Chinese Super League predictions between Nantong Zhiyun FC vs. Shanghai Port FC, probable lineups, match facts, and betting odds for you to consider!
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Nantong Zhiyun FC
Nantong Zhiyun fell short in their bid to get back on track in the league, as their recent match against Qingdao Hainiu FC on the road saw them succumb to a convincing 3-1 defeat, with Romário Baldé's converted penalty kick serving as consolation.
Prior to that, they lost 2-0 at home against Chengdu Rongcheng FC, an outcome that was going to be a given as motivation was low following their elimination in the CFA Cup quarterfinals, losing 3-0 to Qingdao Hainiu FC at home.
Since a 1-0 triumph on the road against Shenzhen FC on August 19th, they have gone to record five consecutive losses, conceding 12 goals while shipping out three, painting a side that has struggled on both ends of putting forth a defensive and offensive display. With a lack of motivation, another unfavorable outcome could as well be on the cards in this one due to poor form.
They currently occupy 15th place with 19 points in the standings within the relegation zone and are level on points with 14th-placed Dalian Pro.
Probable Starting XI
Q. Xue; W. Lai, Y. Shinar, Bressan, L. Huan; Z. Haoqian, M. Yang, L. Morelatto, W. Song; R. Castillo, Romario
Shanghai Port FC
Table-toppers Shanghai Port made the trip to Chengdu Phoenix Mountain Sports Park to face off against Chengdu Rongcheng, and they made the mistake of underestimating their opponent, which bore consequences at the end as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat.
Prior to that, they managed to halt a four-match winless run across all competitions by edging out Changchun Yatai FC 2-0 at home courtesy of goals from Matías Vargas and Wei Zhen.
The Red Eagles have won one of their five matches in the league, along with three losses and a draw. It's without a shadow of a doubt that they have struggled for consistency, though they can find solace in the fact that they have suffered two losses in thirteen away matches this season to get back on track.
They currently occupy first place with 56 points in the standings and have maintained an eight-point advantage over Shandong Taishan in second place.
Probable Starting XI
Y. Junling; L. Shuai, Z. Linpeng, T. Browning, W. Shenchao; Oscar, C. Huikang, M. Muzepper; L. Wenjun, W. Lei, X. Xin
- Nantong Zhiyun FC has conceded a goal in six consecutive home matches in the Super League.
- Shanghai Port FC have won one of their six matches in all competitions.
- Nantong Zhiyun FC averages 0.75 goals per game when playing at home, and Shanghai Port FC averages 2.23 goals per game when playing away.
This will be the second meeting between these two sides in the Super League. The first meeting witnessed Shanghai Port FC record a 2-1 victory at home.
Expert Betting Tips
Nantong Zhiyun FC have struggled for consistency in their matches and have lacked motivation to be a little competitive. A four-match losing streak in all competitions doesn't see them as a side brimming with confidence, making another unfavorable outcome at home inevitable.
Shanghai Port FC are the stronger opposition in this encounter and should be able to get back on track with a commanding victory away from home, as anything other than that will come as a surprise.
As such, a win combined with the total over 1.5 goals in favor of Shanghai Port FC should surface, as we don't see a team of their caliber being held at arms length in this one.
- W2 & TO 1.5 for 1.78
- Corners - Under 10 for 2.10
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 1.76