Guangzhou R&F vs Chongqing Lifan by Aloneindark
Guangzhou R&F was underestimated especially at the beginning of the season largely due to the poor performance of foreign forwarders Bruno(10) and Giannou(9), who are still struggle to score their first goal for the team. Burno will conitnue to be out this Sat for his injury and whether Giannou can play better is still a questionmark. However, the team is now in a high spirit. 1. They managed to draw a strong Jiangsu Suning at home 2 weeks ago and they surprisingly have beaten in-form Shandong Luneng by 3:2 away last week. It brings huge confidence to the team; 2. Foreign players with better quality can bring the champion or Asian Championship league qualification to a team but local players are always the fundemantal. the local players quality in Guangzhou R&F are top5 in the league without doubt. That is the reason why they can stand 9th on the league table without 2 to 3 foreign players per game till now! 3. On Youth Day, the team had a Fans Day in their training center and fans were happy to have interaction with players. It was observed that the players are in a good harmany and cherish the opprotunity to capture the first win this Sat. Being world class player in his days, head coach Dragan Stojkovic continue to explore the team and his current tactics proved to be working; As Guangzhou team is playing a more technical style rather than physical it is easier for the team to understand his philosophy.
Chongqing Lifan on the other hand, have recorded draw games for the last 5 matches in a row. Agentinian player Gigliotti and Brazilian Fernando are both dangerous players and together they scored 5 goals for the team, rest 2 scored by other players. Chongqing normally plays better at home as they have an average of 40,000 fans in the stadium. They are not playing bad away but there is no much to say since they played 2 games away only.
Last season both teams won at home and lost away. Weather is nice and sunny in Guangzhou. Guangzhou is very good at defence all season which will greatly counter and reduce the danger of Lifan. Both teams are in the middle of the table but I am more confidence for Guangzhou to get his first home win after 7 league matches and Lifan will be likely to break his drawing steak.
|1||Bet365||2.00||7||2-0 WON (+7 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.