Guangzhou FC vs Shandong TaiShan Match Analysis & Prediction
15/12/2022 2:30 pm
Guangzhou FC will be looking for a victory that will help them end a run of five straight matches without a win in the Chinese Super League, when the play host to Shandong TaiShan at the Jinjiang Football Training Center Stadium on Thursday.
The hosts are currently sitting in 15th place in the league table, having played 30 matches to collect 17 points, and they are just one point outside of the relegation zone as the Chinese Super League nears its conclusion.
Guangzhou FC head into the contest off the back of a goalless draw with Guangzhou City, which is their second successive goalless stalemate, and despite having kept clean sheets in both occasions, they also failed in the final third of the field, which is not an ideal preparation against a Shandong TaiShan side thriving at the upper echelons of the table.
The last time that Zheng Zhi’s side emerged victorious was on November 16, when they picked up a 4-2 away victory over Sichuan Jiuniu, but that success came in cup competition, and they will need a lot of improvements in both ends of the field if they are to avoid any possible relegation.
Meanwhile, Shandong TaiShan played out a 1-1 draw with league leaders Wuhan Three Towns in their last Chinese Super League match at Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium, leaving them in second place on 66 points, three points behind Pedro Morilla’s side ahead of Thursday’s contest.
Now off the back of a two-game winless run, Shandong TaiShan will be looking to bounce back to winning ways and sit level on points with Wuhan Three Towns – having played a game fewer than the league leaders – and they will feel that this is an ideal opportunity to do so as they are facing a struggling Guangzhou FC side.
In their last six league matches, Guangzhou FC have drawn four and lost two, while Shandong TaiShan have won three, drawn one and lost two.
Guangzhou FC vs. Shandong TaiShan Head to head
These two teams have previously met on 30 occasions across all competitions, where Guangzhou have claimed 16 victories while Shandong have won five, and they have drawn in nine. Guangzhou have scored 45 goals and conceded 27. In their last five meetings, Guangzhou have won two while Shandong have won three.
09/08/2020Guangzhou FC0Shandong TaiShan1Chinese Super League
13/09/2020Shandong TaiShan1Guangzhou FC2Chinese Super League
27/04/2021Shandong TaiShan1Guangzhou FC0Chinese Super League
27/07/2021Guangzhou FC2Shandong TaiShan1Chinese Super League
24/10/2022Shandong TaiShan3Guangzhou FC0Chinese Super League
Guangzhou FC Team News
Shihao Wei and Liyu have been the most prolific players for Guangzhou FC in the final third of the field, with the two being the club’s joint top scorers with four goals.
Meanwhile, Hao Rong, Shaocong Wu, Yang Li and Quanjiang Chen are set to once again lineup as the back three.
Guangzhou FC's Last 5 Matches
22/11/2022Shenzhen2Guangzhou FC1Chinese Super League
26/11/2022Guangzhou FC1Henan SSLM1Chinese Super League
01/12/2022Rongcheng2Guangzhou FC0Chinese Super League
05/12/2022Tianjin JMT0Guangzhou FC0Chinese Super League
10/12/2022Guangzhou FC0Guangzhou City0Chinese Super League
Shandong TaiShan Team News
Cryzan has been the leading performer for Shandong TaiShan in front of goal, having scored eight goals this season, and he ranks fourth among the division’s top scorers in 2022.
He is set to start up front alongside Abudulam Abdurasul and Xinghan Wu as the visitors will be looking to put pressure on Wuhan TT.
Shandong TaiShan's Last 5 Matches
17/11/2022Qingdao Manatee0Shandong TaiShan2FA Cup
21/11/2022Rongcheng2Shandong TaiShan1Chinese Super League
26/11/2022Shandong TaiShan5Wuhan Yangtze0Chinese Super League
30/11/2022Shandong TaiShan2Cangzhou Mighty Lions3Chinese Super League
09/12/2022Wuhan Three Towns1Shandong TaiShan1Chinese Super League
Guangzhou FC vs. Shandong TaiShan: Odds and Predictions
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