SHG Vs TNJ Dream 11 Prediction: Foregone conclusion with Shanghai SIPG ascertained of a win even before they hit the ground running.
When first and last in Group B take on each other today, the result of the face off is already determined even before the first kick of the ball takes place. While its never prudent to determine a winner so early in a clash, the glaring difference in quality between the two leaves us with no option but to declare Shanghai SIPG as winners on the day.
In first place in Group B, Shanghai SIPG have been a completely different proposition as compared to their competitors. Hitting the most and conceding the least number of goals, this is the only side yet to find itself on the losing side across both the groups in the Chinese Super League 2020-21.
Their meticulous and intricate brand of football has seen them emerge as early contenders for the marquee trophy this season with the side already earning the moniker of invincibles for this season. And the team’s winning spree is all set to be extended to three matches today when they go clashing heads with last placed Tianjin Teda.
Where Shanghai SIPG are yet to lose a single match in the league, Teda on the other hand find themselves bereft of a win till now. They have the single point from seven matches with the side having registered defeats in each of its last five outings.
And up infront of the group leaders, Teda are going to offer nothing on the day. They’ll be battered and rattled as Teda mould them in whichever manner they aspire to.
Probable Playing 11
- Lei is not going to be available for this encounter with the Teda man injured for the day.
Yan Junling, Wei Lai, Wei Zhen, Shenyuan Li, Oscar, Ricardo Lopes, Chen Binbin, Odil Akhmedov, Yang Shiyuan, Marko Arnautovic, Hulk
Du Jia, Liu Yang, Frank Acheampong, Johnathan, Hao Rong, Hui Jiakang, Zhao Honglue, Lei Tenglong, Liu Ruofan, Qiu Tianyi, Mao Haoyu
Chinese Super League 2020-21
Match: Shanghai SIPG Vs Teda Group B
Date And Time: 31st August, Monday- 5:30pm IST
Venue: Suzhou Sports Centre, Suzhou
- Marko Arnautovic: 4 Goals, 1 Assist
- Hao: 3 Goals
Shanghai SIPG Vs Lifan: 3-0
Wuhan Vs Teda: 2-1
Dream 11 Picks
Du Jia had to make a way into our Dream 11 side as the goal-keeper for the today. Although he’s set to be hit for atleast a couple of goals, he’s bound to emerge with a solid amount of saves as well given his exuberant expertise between the sticks.
Teda find themselves having scored the same number of goals as Shanghai SIPG have let past them. Where the group leaders have let in the least goals at 5, Teda have scored the least at 5, a figure which alludes towards how this tie is going to shape out.
We don’t envision Teda getting a look in at Shanghai SIPG’s goal with a cleansheet extremely likely for the club. It was only befitting of us to opt for a trio owing to this narrative with our contemplations leading to the selection of wingback Wang Shenchao, Fu Huan and He Guan.
Elsewhere, with the one goal for himself, Zhao Honglue will be snagged by us from Tianjin Teda in this slot.
Shanghai SIPG left no stone unturned to transom their setup into the most illustrious ones. Opting for names who have plied their skill set across Europe, the team has reaped the benefits of its transfers’ gameplan to score the most goals in the group at 16.
We begin with the selection of the side’s top scorer, Oscar in this slot. Teda on the other hand will see us immerse ourselves in the diminutive and indomitable selection of the partnership of Guo Hao and Hao Rong.
Teda has offered nothing in the way of resistance or perseverance when it comes to defence. This is a side that has gone onto leak the most number of goals in the league at a horrid 17 goals, a side which will end up being made a mockery of by Shanghai SIPG.
The discourse to arrive to this conclusion made it prudent of us to opt for a trivalent from the group toppers. We begin with four goal man Marko Arnautovic with Ricardo Lopes with the four goals as well and Hulk completing our trio from the side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With contributions in half of his side’s goals with the four goals and four assists, Oscar will be our captain for the day while Marko is the vice-captain.
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SportsRush Featured Small-League Dream11 Team
Jia, Shenchao, Honglue, Huan, Guan, Rong, Oscar, Hao, Lopes, Hulk, Marko
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.