On November 18, within the framework of the transitional matches of the Chinese Super League, the Zhejiang Greentown – Wuhan Zall meeting will take place at the Yellow Dragon Stadium. Will the favorite be able to gain an advantage over the return game at home? Read about it in our forecast.
Zhejiang Greentown last took part in the top Chinese division for another four years, now the team is set to return to the elite for the first time in a long period of time.
Zheng Seong’s wards took second place in the First League, behind only Changchun Yatai, with whom the team drew – 0: 0.
In the second part of the season, “Zhejiang” suffered only one defeat, which did not allow the team to issue a direct promotion. The failure in the game with Meizhou Hakka (2: 4) was then unexpected, it could turn into too high a price, because today’s rival in class is much stronger.
Wuhan Zall may consider this season a failure. It is still unclear how the team even got to the point where they got up with one foot to take off. The team under the leadership of Jose Manuel Gonzalez at some point fought for a place in the top four in their group, but suddenly the team suddenly fell into a steep dive, from which it could not get out.
But missing the playoffs is a drop in the ocean. Then the club sensationally flies in “Henani” (0: 1, 1: 1), then misses the victory in the confrontation with “Qingdao Huanghai” (2: 1, 1: 2; 4: 5 on penalties). A defeat against Shijiazhuang would send Wuhan to the First League, but this has so far been avoided – 0: 0 in the first match and 2: 1 in the second.
Wuhan have not won against an opponent on his field since September 2007 (defeat and three draws);
“Zhejiang” this season in their native walls could not distinguish themselves only in one game out of seven.
The hosts are quite capable of surprise and achieve victory, but this will take a lot of effort. They will play carefully, catching the opponent on counterattacks. It is important for both of them not to miss a large number of goals, because for some then the confrontation can be considered over, while others in the return match will have to get out of themselves all their internal reserves. However, we believe that the guests will not lose at the expense of their class, and there will be few goals on both sides due to excessive accuracy.
Our prediction is that Wuhan will not lose and the total of the match is less than (2.5) goals with a coefficient of 1.82 from BC Winline.