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BETTING PREVIEW - SHANGHAI SHENHUA vs CHONGQING LIFAN - CHINA SUPER LEAGUE

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We had a poor day at the office yesterday, but this stuff happens. I mean, their is not a lot we can do about an early red card, or when we get odds of 1.94 (over 2.25) and the odds start at 1.74 but the result doesn’t come. People who understand betting realise that you can do things right and still lose, and of course you can do things wrong and win. That’s not to say it’s a game of luck, because that balances out at the end. However, never question what is clearly the right thing to do, even if the result goes the other way. The fact is we are proven at the highest level of professional betting, and that’s why Asian syndicates employ our services.

We sent four early bets out today, here is one of them!

SHANGHAI SHENHUA vs CHONGQING LIFAN

Gus Poyet needs to start getting a tune out of Shanghai Shenhua players, because they are currently on a stretch of five without victory. Seeing the hosts eleventh in the league is certainly a little disconcerting, although last seasons fourth have some valid excuses. In fact, we believe the main reason Shanghai Shenhua are in such a low position is because most of their matches have been played on the road. On that note, the Flower of Shanghai played eight away and just three at the Hongkou football stadium. 

If we go back to last year the hosts went the whole season unbeaten at home (9-6-0). And, while that can’t be the case this time around (lost once), you had to see their 1-3 defeat to neighbours Shanghai SIPG. We say that because Poyet’s team had enough chances to win the match, and two late goals (89 + 92) from their opponents were unjustified. 

In the last round the hosts lost at Tianjin Teda (1-2), albeit the winning goal came in the 89th minute after Shenhua had been reduced to ten men. Nevertheless, that match on the road and we can expect a much better effort from the front line headed by Carlos Tevez today. 

It’s fair to point out that Chongqing Lifan came from behind to take a draw (2-2) at this stadium last year, and the same was true in 2015. However, it was Shanghai Shenhua who won both away matches, and they are 4-3-1 against the visitors over the last eight matches.

Chang Woe-ryong’s side are currently one point and one place above Gus Poyet’s side, albeit they played one match more. We should also mention that the visitors played seven of their twelve matches at home, and they are just 1-1-3 when playing away.

We don’t need to get into team news, because the few missing players are replaceable. Despite the pressure being on, we can only imagine an home win today!

BET: SHANGHAI SHENHUA 1.81 Pinnacle (in 1X2 market) 1.85 5dimes

Odds: 1.81