Match Time: 8/14/2019 19:35 Wednesday (GMT+8)
Shanghai SIPG: Unbeaten since 2 months (Recent Form: DDDWDW)
Shanghai SIPG are on 3rd place in Chinese Super League with 50 points (15 wins, 5 draws, 2 losses; goal difference 42:18). They are currently on the AFC Champions League spot, having already 13 points of advantage over 4th Shandong Luneng, whereas the distance to 1st Guangzhou Evergrande is 8 points at the moment. The team is in average shape – 1 win, 4 draws, 0 losses in last 5 league matches. In the meantime, they beat Guangzhou Evergrande (2:0) in the Chinese FA Cup quarter-final. Shanghai SIPG take on Tianijn Teda on Wednesday in the next league fixture. Shanghai SIPG have collected 25 points in 11 home games to date (8 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats; goal difference 22:11).
Tianjin Teda: Back-to-back victories (Recent Form: WWLLDL)
Tianjin Teda sit on 8th position in the standings with 29 points (8 wins, 5 draws, 9 defeats; goal difference 30:32). They are now 14 points ahead of 15th Shenzhen (relegation zone), whereas Tianjin Teda are 21 points short of 3rd Shanghai SIPG (AFC Champions League). Their recent form is average – 2 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats in last 5 games in CSL. Meanwhile, they suffered from a defeat against Shanghai Shenhua (1:3) in the Chinese FA Cup quarter-final. Now it’s time for an away encounter. Tianjin Teda have collected 8 points in 10 matches on the road (2 wins, 2 draws, 6 losses; goal difference 10:14).
THE BETTING VERDICT:
Summing up, it looks like hosts are favourites of this clash. Shanghai SIPG need to get back on the winning roads if they are still thinking about winning the championship title. Tianjin Teda have in fact not much to play for in the league so perhaps the home side may win comfortably.
Shanghai SIPG VS Tianjin Teda
Pick: Shanghai SIPG -1.75