Shanghai Port vs Chengdu Rongcheng Match Analysis & Prediction
05/01/2023 9:00 am
Having both enjoyed good runs of results in the Chinese Super League, Shanghai Port and Chengdu Rongcheng will be looking to continue their Chinese Cup runs on a positive note.
While the hosts enter the contest sitted in fourth place on 65 points, the visitors are currently occupying fifth place, level on points with their opponents on Thursday, only separated by goal difference.
Shanghai Port were last in action in the Cup on December 19, when they claimed a 3-0 home victory over Suzhou Dongwu, and will be confident of picking up a positive result once again given that they play on home ground.
They have since played three league matches, succeeding in each of them. They firstly beat Shandong TaiShan 2-0 at home before claiming a 3-0 victory away at Beijing Guoan, and they ended the year with an impressive 4-0 home win over Changchun Yatai on December 31.
Meanwhile, Chengdu Rongcheng enter the contest on a run of four successive victories in all competitions, including a 3-0 home victory over Meizhou Hakka in the Cup on December 19.
They previously played out a 1-1 draw awat at Zhejiang Professional on December 15, but they have since won each of their three league matches after the cup tie.
With all the last three matches played on home turf, Rongcheng firstly claimed a 1-0 victory over league leaders Wuhan Three Towns before beating Wuhan Yangtze 3-1. They then ended 2022 with a 3-0 win against Dalian Pro on December 31.
Shanghai Port vs. Chengdu Rongcheng Head to head
These two teams have previously met on just two occasions in the Chinese Super Lig, with Shanghai Port claiming one victory while they have drawn once. Shanghai have scored three goals without conceding in the process.
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Shanghai Port Team News
Following their impressive 4-0 victory over Changchun Yatai last time out in the league, Shanghai Port are likely to name an unchanged lineup.
Issa Kallon, Cherif Ndiaye and Wenjun Lue are set to once again start as the front three, while Junling Yan will retain his spot in goal having posted a clean sheet.
Shanghai Port's Last 5 Matches
15/12/2022Meizhou Hakka0Shanghai Port1Chinese Super League
19/12/2022Shanghai Port3Suzhou Dongwu0FA Cup
23/12/2022Shanghai Port2Shangdong TaiShan0Chinese Super League
27/12/2022Beijing Guoan0Shanghai Port3Chinese Super League
31/12/2022Shanghai Port4Changchun Yatai0Chinese Super League
Chengdu Rongcheng Team News
Chengdu Roncheng are once again likely to utilise a 3-4-3 formation that worked out in the victory over Dalian Pro in the league last time out, naming a similar starting XI.
Having kept a clean sheet, Min-Woo Kim, Junchen Gou and Tao Liu should start as the back three, shielding Yan Zhang in goal.
Chengdu Rongcheng's Last 5 Matches
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19/12/2022Rongcheng3Meizhou Hakka0FA Cup
23/12/2022Rongcheng1Wuhan Three Towns0Chinese Super League
27/12/2022Rongcheng3Wuhan Yangtze1Chinese Super League
31/12/2022Rongcheng3Dalian Pro0Chinese Super League
Shanghai Port vs. Chengdu Rongcheng: Odds and Predictions
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