After a long break, the Champions League match returns to the Asian fields. In one of these fights, Sydney and Shanghai SIPG will meet. The meeting will take place on November 19 at the Khalifa stadium at 13:00 Moscow time. Our portal did not bypass this confrontation and prepared its own forecast for you.
Sydney footballers started extremely unsuccessfully in the Champions League group, gaining only 1 point in two games, although this was before the quarantine. After a pause in the championship, the Emeralds performed extremely well, they were able to win the regular season, and after that they confirmed their leadership, becoming the champion in the playoffs, beating Melbourne City 1: 0 in the final. True, all these fights took place back in August, after which the team did not hold official fights, which could be a big problem for them.
The last months are not developing in the best way for the Chinese team. They lost the fight for the championship title in the playoffs, losing in the semifinals to Jiangsu Sunin. As a result, Vitor Pereira’s wards did not even get the 3rd place, they lost to Baijin in a two-match battle. The reason for this was the constant injuries and poor shape of the team leaders. And in defense, the Shanghai players played extremely weakly, conceding quite a few goals. The fans and the management clearly did not expect this from the team this season, therefore it will be necessary to correct in continental competitions, where the whole struggle is still ahead. In their last game, Shanghai SIPG drew 1: 1 against Baijin Guoan.
Statistics and figures
Both previous matches between these teams ended in draws 3: 3 and 2: 2.
Already four fights in a row does not know the taste of victories “Shanghai SIPG.
Sydney have won twice of their last five matches, with two draws and one defeat.
The fight will take place on a neutral field. Which makes the teams’ chances roughly equal. Lack of playing practice among the Australians can negatively affect their physical condition, but the opponent is in good shape and ready for the match one hundred percent. Given the defensive problems of both teams, it is worth expecting a lot of goals in this game. I think that the teams will manage to upset the goalkeepers at least once.
Forecast: Both To Score Yes