Hebei FC vs Shenzhen Match Analysis & Prediction
15/12/2022 3:00 pm
With the Chinese Super League approaching its conclusion, Shenzhen sit in mid-table going into Thursday’s encounter at Wuyuan River Stadium Field 2 with a Hebei FC side who cannot avoid relegation having failed to get on track this season.
The hosts are currently sitting at the bottom of the Chinese Super League table on -6 points in 30 matches played, and have scored just 15 goals while conceding 104.
Hebei FC enter the contest off the back of a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Beijing Guoan at home in their last league match, which has seen them extend their losing streak to 23 matches. The last time they were victorious was on July 30, when they came out on top 2-1 at home to Wuhan Yangtze, and they have since lost each of their subsequent matches.
Ruan Qilong opened the scoring for Beijing Guoan in the 32nd minute and Liu Huan doubled in the 43rd minute to ensure the hosts headed into the interval with a two-goal advantage. Qilong then got of the target for the second time in the 55th minute before Pan Ximing’s own goal wrapped up things in the 69th minute.
Meanwhile, Shenzhen suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Changchun Yatai in their last Chinese Super League match at Wuyuan River Stadium Field 2, their third successive loss, which has left them in 14th place on 30 points. They have scored 29 goals and conceded 56 through 29 matches.
Shenzhen have got the better of Hebei FC of late, unbeaten in their last five Chinese Super League matches. The hosts will be looking for their first league victory in matches between the two sides since November 2015, with the visitors having outscored them 10-3 during their unbeaten run.
Zhang Xiaorui’s side won the last league encounter between these two sides, coming out on top 2-1 at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in October, with Gao Lin scoring for Shenzhen in the 10th and 17th minutes while Liao Wei scored for Hebei FC in the 7th minute.
Hebei FC vs. Shenzhen Head to head
These two teams have previously met on 10 occasions across all competitions, where Hebei FC have claimed three victories while Shenzhen have won five, and they have drawn twice. Shenzhen have scored 16 goals and conceded 10 in the process.
02/03/2019Shenzhen3Hebei FC1Chinese Super League
07/07/2019Hebei FC1Shenzhen1Chinese Super League
19/12/2021Shenzhen3Hebei FC0Chinese Super League
01/01/2022Hebei FC0Shenzhen1Chinese Super League
24/10/2022Shenzhen2Hebei FC1Chinese Super League
Hebei FC Team News
Zhang Wei is the leading goal scorer for Hebei FC, as he has been the most prolific player for the hosts having scored six goals so far this season.
However, with his absence, Huaze Gao will start up front as the lone striker, supported by Wei Liao and Xuchen Yao from either flank.
Hebei FC's Last 5 Matches
21/11/2022Changchun Yatai4Hebei FC1Chinese Super League
26/11/2022Hebei FC1Zhejiang Professional6Chinese Super League
30/11/2022Hebei FC1Dalian Pro4Chinese Super League
05/12/2022Hebei FC0Meizhou Hakka4Chinese Super League
10/12/2022Hebei FC0Beijing Guoan4Chinese Super League
Shenzhen Team News
Frank Acheampong has been the key performer for Shenzhen in the final third this season, and he has scored on eight occasions, including three match-opening goals.
Acheampong is once again set to lead the line for the visitors, with Dalun Zheng, Yuanyi Li and Ke Sun starting just behind him.
Shenzhen's Last 5 Matches
17/11/2022Zibo Cuju1Shenzhen0FA Cup
22/11/2022Shenzhen2Guangzhou FC1Chinese Super League
26/11/2022Shenzhen0Wuhan Three Towns4Chinese Super League
30/11/2022Shenzhen1Wuhan Yangtze2Chinese Super League
10/12/2022Shenzhen0Changchun Yatai2Chinese Super League
Hebei FC vs. Shenzhen: Odds and Predictions
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