Matchday seven of the Chinese Super League 2022 will witness Guangzhou City play host to Dalian Professional FC.
Matchday seven of the Chinese Super League 2022 will witness Guangzhou City play host to Dalian Professional FC. Both the sides have not enjoyed promising journeys in their respective campaigns so far. The hosts, Guangzhou City are extraordinarily still without a win in their league run till now and as a result sit at the 17th position with zero points to their name and above just Hebei FC thanks to goal difference. Relegation is seeming a very real possibility for them this time around. Dalian Professional, on the other hand, sit at just two spots above the relegation zone at 14th with a mere six points in the bag so far. With both the sides struggling badly to gain any sort of momentum, inevitably the match will be of upmost importance as one of them will have to break the shackles and produce a top performance.
|Teams||Guangzhou City vs Dalian Professional|
|Date||28 June, 2022|
|Venue||Mission Hills Football Base Stadium, Haikou|
|Kickoff time India||5:00 pm IST|
|Kickoff time China||7:30 pm CST|
Guangzhou City had experienced a mixed run of results prior to the commencement of the Chinese Super League 2022. They had achieved two wins, two draws and two losses in their last six matches before the start of June. This kind of inconsistency was surely an issue for them to address. However, things have gone even worse for them in their campaign so far. All their six fixtures so far have ended in defeats and their coach Jean-Paul van Gastel has got his work cut out to try and reverse his side’s fortunes and results. Guangzhou City will undoubtedly look to kickstart their campaign against Dalian Pro and open their account in the league table.
As for Dalian Professional FC, although the situation is better than the hosts, they still have some serious issues of their own to try and figure out. They had endured a disastrous run of results prior to the June matches of the Chinese Super League with only win, one draw and four defeats in their last six matches. The start to their campaign was decent as they maintained an unbeaten run in their first four games, drawing three and winning the reverse fixture against Guangzhou City. But since then, they have suffered back to back losses to Shandong Taishan and Henan Songshan Longmen respectively. They will be confident to earn a win against a winless Guangzhou City and distance themselves from the relegation zone in the process.
Guangzhou City will be seriously depleted when it comes to the squad quality as they will be without the services of the unfit Chugui Ye, Guilherme and Miao Tang. Rest of the squad is available for selection. For Dalian Professional FC, the major doubts will be the availability of Xiangjun Wang and Tong Lei both of whom are sidelined due to injury issues. Their unavailability could prove to be the difference between Dalian Professional earning a win or not.
Guangzhou City possible line-up: Cheng, Jinliang, Yi, Jiang, Fan, Chen, Zhang, Huang, Li, Chen, Gui
Dalian Professional FC possible line-up: Zhang, Sun, Lin, Dong, He, Song, Lu, Fei, Lin, Shang, Yan
The Chinese Super League match between Guangzhou City vs Dalian Professional will take place at the Mission Hills Football Base Stadium, Haikou on Tuesday at 5:00 pm IST.
The Chinese Super League matches are televised on different networks in various countries. Last year, Tencent had secured media rights in China for the Chinese Super League (CSL) matches.