Guizhou HF Zhicheng v Tianjin Quanjian – Chinese Super League
Guizhou suffered another heavy defeat in the last round against in-form Shanghai SIPG, they had absolutely no chance of even taking a draw away from Shanghai. This game is new manager Manzano’s first official home game in charge. Manzano already told the media he won’t make huge changes in his first few games and positive news to the new manager is everyone in the Guizhou squad is fit to feature. Guizhou have to rest two out of their five foreign players (Ali Ghazal, Jalavic, Chery, Olunga and McGowan). With McGowan ruled out already, Ali Ghazal or Chery are the most likely to rest for this match in a manager’s choice. A draw will be a clear aim and three points would be seen as a real step forward for them.
Tianjin Quanjian had a very disappointing defeat against a much weaker Changchun side, and Changchun were on top for that game having more shots and dangerous attacks. Fans and media were so disappointed with the result and urged manager Cannavaro to improve. A virtually full squad is available for Cannavaro, with no fresh injuries or suspensions for this game. Tianjin Quanjian have to rest two out of their five foreign players (Kyung-Won Kwon, Geuvânio, Witsel, Junior Moraes and Alexandre Pato). Junior Moraes and Kyung-Won Kwon will almost surely drop out for this match as they are both now out of favour. They desperately need a win after the very disappointing defeat against Changchun last week and this will be a big chance for them to re-boost their morale and confidence.
Verdict & Prediction
Tianjin Quanjian desperately need a win after the very disappointing defeat against Changchun last week and this will be a big chance for them to re-boost their morale and confidence. They know they are clear favourite here and will look to dominate this game against a weak opponent like Guizhou. Anything but a win would be viewed as a poor result, as they simply cannot afford to drop points to a much weaker team like Guizhou.
Prediction: Tianjin Quanjian +0.00 Asian Handicap (same as Draw no bet option)
Odds: 1.95 Pinnacle