It’s a top game in the Chinese Super League as runner-up Shenzhen host leaders Guangzhou FC at Huadu Stadium on Friday.
Guangzhou FC will attempt to complete another league double against Shenzen and extend their winning streak to 10 games in this game.
Shenzen returned to winning ways last time and sailed to a comfortable 4-1 win over Qingdao.
In an entertaining competition, Yuan Zhang, Frank Acheampong, Lin Gao and Ke Sun secured the fifth win of the season for Shenzhen.
Jose Carlos Granero’s team have now avoided defeat in the last six games, recording four wins and two draws.
This impressive run of games has put Shenzhen at the top of the table, just behind leaders Guangzhou FC in terms of goal difference.
Friday’s guests continued their hunt for the third straight Chinese Super League title by beating Shandong Taishan 2-1.
Guangzhou FC took the two-goal lead through goals from Liyu Yang and Elkeson before Pedro Delgado came down for Shandong Taishan in the final minute of the game.
This followed an entertaining 3-3 draw in Guangzhou City last Saturday that ended their two-game winning streak.
Guangzhou FC have been unbeaten in five games, with three wins and two draws, scoring 13 goals and conceding six goals.
With 18 points, Fabio Cannavaro’s men are currently at the top of the table, tied with the hosts and Shandong Taishan.
Shenzhen vs Guangzhou FC head-to-head
This will be the tenth meeting between the two sides. Guangzhou FC have been sovereign in their previous games, winning each of their last nine games against Shenzhen.
They last met in May when Guangzhou FC took a comfortable 2-0 win.
Shenzhen Form Guide: DWWDW
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Shenzhen vs. Guangzhou FC Team News
Shenzhen will have to do without defender Morteza Pouraliganji, who has torn an anterior cruciate ligament. There are no bans in Shenzhen.
Injured: Morteza Pouraliganji
The guests have to forego the services of foreign right-back Shilong Wang. Guangzhou FC have no injuries.
Shenzhen v Guangzhou FC Estimated XI
Guangzhou FC Predicted XI (4-3-3): Dianzuo-Liu; Zhunyi Gao, Tyias Browning, Linpeng Zhang, Hanwen Deng; Xiuwei Zhang, Dinghao Yan, Liao Lisheng; Ricardo Goulart, Shihao Wei, Elkesen
Shenzhen Forecast XI (4-4-2): Lu Zhang; Yeljan Shinar, Mincheng Yuan, Zhang Yuan, Haolun Mi; Juan Quintero, Mubarak Wakaso, Yuan Zhang, Frank Acheampong; Alan Kardec, Lin Gao
Shenzhen vs guangzhou fc prediction
In this tie, two of the favorites will take on the championship title, so we can expect a classic at the Z-Stadion. However, Guangzhou FC have dominated this game and we expect they will continue that dominance and take all three points.
forecast: Shenzhen 1-2 Guangzhou FC
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