SHZ vs SHD Dream11 Team: Hosts Luneng look to seal top 4 berth while Shenzhen look to survive relegation after sitting on the cusp of being nailed down in a bottom 3 spot
Today’s encounter in the Chinese Super League in Jinan couldn’t have been any more one-sided. While we have fourth place hosts Shandong Luneng playing for making their spot in the top 4 a permanent one, elsewhere for their opponents Shenzhen, the match is all about keeping their dream alive of playing in the next edition of the marquee league.
Currently on 31 points, while Luneng know that challenging for the title is a tepid proposition for now given the vast difference between them and the top 3 sides, the fourth spot have been affirmed in their favour. With Lifan still only four points behind them though, persistently snapping at their heels, the home side will be well aware that the margin for error are negligible with any slip up proving to be calamitous for the side.
And they’ll be happy looking at their eventual fixture for today with Shenzhen a side who have offered next to nothing in this instalment of the CSL. Having won just three matches, the second lowest recorded by any side, the side with a paltry 14 points are currently on a 5 match winless spree, one which includes 3 defeats with the side’s massive lack of goals leaving them in tatters.
There is only one winner which comes out of this fixture no matter how much we try to give Shenzhen a chance in this one. The home side are going to prove to be too much for them and expect Shenzhen’s season to further continue to unravel today. The scoreline could get extremely silly at the end of the 90 minutes with Luneng winning this one with relative ease.
Goal-Keeper for SHZ vs SHD Dream11
With their being the perpetual need to include four players from Shenzhen, we turn to their goal-keeper who we expect to be the highest scoring player from the side for us. With the side bound to register no cleansheet today, the goal-keeping department makes for a safe selection from their defence given the barrage of shots Guo Wei will be coming up against.
Defenders for SHZ vs SHD Dream11
With Luneng having let in only 20 goals across their stay in the league and Shenzhen having scored a horrid 15, there were no deliberations needed in going in for a trivalent of defenders from the hosts’ outfit. The likelihood of Luneng registering a cleansheet in this fixture is an extremely plausible one, seeing us rope in all of Wang Tong, Dai Lin and Gil into our setup.
The trio together not only encapsulates the defensive side of the game but also have an affinity to come good in the attacking segment and find their head on the back of a corner or free-kick with Gill having scored twice already.
Midfielders for SHZ vs SHD Dream11
The four man facet is represented by two players from either side with us opting for the more attacking options from Luneng while the CDMs are indulged in from Shenzhen. The home side are represented by Hao Junmin and Zhang Chi with Junmin someone we are particularly according high expectations from.
He’s been in terrific tough recently, helping his side transition defence to attack to get a nice little bunch of goals in the last couple of encounters and makes a way into our side. Elsewhere the relatively cheaply priced picks from Shenzhen are of Chengkuai Wang and Li Jinqing.
Strikers for SHZ vs SHD Dream11
His side’s top-scorer with the 13 goals and 5 penalty conversions, Graziano Pelle is our pick from Luneng. We have also indulged in Roger Guedes who has the 7 goals in his kitty, making the duo one of the most formidable and daunting striking partnership in the league.
Elsewhere 5 goal man, Harold Preciado from Shenzhen wraps up our Dream 11 outfit.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Junmin is chosen as our captaincy pick while Guedes has been elected as the vice-captain.
Chinese Super League
Match: Shandong Luneng Vs Shenzhen
Date And Time: 21st July, Sunday- 5:05pm IST
Venue: Luneng Big Stadium, Jinan