Guangzhou City will welcome Shanghai Port to the Yuexiushan Stadium on matchday 29 of the Chinese Super League on Sunday (December 4). The hosts are coming off a 1-0 defeat at Tianjin Tigers last week. Zhao Yingjie’s 64th-minute goal inspired Tianjin to all three points. Shanghai, meanwhile, suffered a 3-1 defeat to Henan Songshan Longmen at home. Fernando Karanga and Wu Lei scored first-half goals to ensure both sides shared the spoils.
Second-half strikes from Huang Zichang and Ke Zhao then helped Henan to maximum points. The defeat saw Longmen usurp their hosts in the table, with Shanghai dropping to seventh spot, having accrued 49 points from 28 games. Guangzhou, meanwhile, occupy 16th spot with 15 points and are in the relegation zone on goal difference.
Guangzhou’s poor start to the season has left them precariously in the relegation zone. Anything other than a win could complicate matters for them with just two games left in the regular season.
Shanghai, meanwhile, are better-placed and have a shot at securing continental qualification.
The visitors should keep their positive record against Guangzhou going with a comfortable win.
Prediction: Guangzhou City 0-2 Shanghai Port
Han; Ning, Fu, Jiang, Yi, Liao; Guilherme, Zhang, Li, Li; Song
Yan; Wang, Li, Browning, Zhang; Zhen, Cai; Lu, Paulinho, Kallon; Ndiaye
Tip 1 – Shanghai to win
Tip 2 – Both teams to score: No
Tip 3 – Under 2.5 goals