Matchday eight of the Chinese Super League 2022 will witness Shanghai Port play host to Hebei FC.
Matchday eight of the Chinese Super League 2022 will witness Shanghai Port play host to Hebei FC. The clubs have witnessed contrasting fortunes in their respective league campaigns so far. Shanghai Port have accumulated 10 points so far and as a result sit at the 10th spot. While, Hebei FC have endured a disappointing league run so far and find themselves in the relegation zone at the 17th position with just three points so far. In the last meeting between these two sides three weeks ago, Shanghai Port came out on top with a 2-0 win and will undoubtedly be the favourites again to grab all the three points.
|Shanghai Port vs Hebei FC||Key Details|
|Date||4 July, 2022|
|Venue||Puwan Stadium, Dalian|
|Kickoff time India||3:00 pm IST|
|Kickoff time China||5:30 pm CST|
Shanghai Port enjoyed a decent run prior to the commencement of the Chinese Super League. In their last six matches before June, they managed three wins, two draws and just one defeat. The start to their league run, however, has been marked by inconsistencies. Having started with two defeats in a row, Shanghai Port then got two consecutive wins. In their last three matches, they have experienced a win, a draw and a defeat. Ivan Leko’s side will be keen to start a more consistent run with a key victory against Hebei FC.
Hebei FC, on the other hand endured a horrific run of results before the June fixtures of the Chinese Super League. They suffered five defeats and a draw in their last six matches. They started their league run in a similar manner, losing their first five matches conceding 17 goals in the process. However, in their last match against Wuhan Yangtze River, they managed their first win of the season and will be hoping that it is the first step in their redemption towards the top of the table.
Shanghai Port will be a little worried about the absence of Aaron Mooy who will be sidelined due to injury. Rest of the squad is available for selection into the playing XI. Hebei FC will be boosted by the fact they will not have any fitness or suspension related issues to deal with. It will undoubtedly help them in their quest for a second victory in a row.
Shanghai Port possible line-up: Yan, Wang, Li, Zhang, Lu, Chen, Muzepper, Oscar, Feng, Paulinho, Liu
Hebei FC possible line-up: Bao, Cui, Pan, Zhang, Jing, Liao, Y. Gao, D. Yao, H. Gao, X. Yao, Xu
The Chinese Super League match between Shanghai Port vs Hebei FC will take place at the Puwan Stadium, Dalian on Monday at 3:00 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.