Competition: Chinese Super League
Market: Under 3.5 goals
Odds: 3/10 @ 888sport
Two sides who are battling it out at the top of the Super League table, Zhejiang Professional will welcome Chengdu Rongcheng to the Hangzhou Huanglong Stadium on Thursday morning.
Starting with the hosts, last seen putting in another dominant display as they picked up a 2-0 victory at home against Meizhou Hakka, Zhejiang Professional are in the midst of what has become a real purple patch. While Jordi Vinyals’ side might have only made their top-flight return this season, the Greens have their sights firmly set on clinching an AFC Champions League spot in 2023. Now winning each of their last six straight domestic showdowns, the one-time Barcelona coach will also be excited by his side’s recent displays at the back. Keeping a clean sheet in their previous three consecutive Super League victories, Zhejiang will be looking to lay down another marker on Thursday morning. However, it should also be highlighted, Vinyals’ men have seen five of their last six contests finish with under 3.5 goals.
As for the visitors, also making their own Super League return this season, Chengdu Rongcheng find themselves in an almost identical position to Thursday’s opponents. While Seo Jung-won’s side might have been last seen playing out a 0-0 stalemate at home against Shanghai Port, the Reds are unbeaten in each of their last 11 straight contests across all formats. Looking to claim their own top-three finish in the New Year, the Sichuan-based outfit have also gained a reputation for their defensive steel. In fact, along with recording four Super League clean sheets on the bounce, Chengdu have conceded just a single strike in their last five outings. It should be noted, with three of the last four meetings between the AFC Champions League contenders finishing with under 3.5 goals, we’re backing a similar outcome here.
Bet: Under 3.5 goals at Zhejiang Professional vs Chengdu Rongcheng 3/10 for Thursday’s Chinese Super League showdown @ 888sport
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