BEI vs SHN Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Beijing Guoan can extend their lead at the top of the table to five points when they host a relegation-threatened Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League regular season at Workers Stadium.
With 11 wins from the first 12 games, Beijing Guoan have made the best ever start to a Chinese Super League season in their history.
Though, the only game where they dropped points came a fortnight ago, at the home of current champions Shanghai East Asia. Beijing lost that game 2-1.
Shanghai Shenhua meanwhile are reeling in the relegation zone. Though, only goal difference is keeping them away from safety.
Shenua’s last league win came on April 7th, when they thrashed Beijing Renhe 5-1 at Hongkou Football Stadium. This was their 2nd win of the season.
This Chinese Super League match will be played between Beijing Guoan and Shanghai Shenhua at Workers Stadium (Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex), in the Chaoyang District of north-eastern Beijing, China. The ground has a capacity of 66,161.
The game will start at 03:30 PM (IST), on Friday, June 14.
In India, DSport has the rights to broadcast five regular-season matches in a week, as well as select MLS Cup playoff games and MLS Cup.
Recent form (Last six matches) Beijing Guoan – W W L L W W Shanghai Shenhua – L D L L W D
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Beijing Guoan vs Shanghai Shenhua Team News: Beijing Guoan Team News:
Beijing Guoan have no injury concerns ahead of the match.
Renato Augusto’s name was tossed as a possible replacement for Neymar in Brazil’s Copa America squad, but Tite zeroed in on Beijing Guoan’s midfielder. He is available for selection and will start the match.
Possible Ins or Outs:
Cédric Bakambu was not in the matchday squad last weekend, and that was a surprise. For he was amongst the goal scorers in Bejing’s 3-1 win over Changchun Yatai in the Chinese FA Cup and was backed to make at least the squad for the league game. There could be a change here, though expect him to be on the bench only.
Kim Min-jae was part of South Korea squad which played two friendly games against Australia and Iran, with the defender starting both the matches. The 22-year-old is expected to miss the game.
Therefore, Yu Yang should partner Yu Dabao at the back.
Beijing Guoan possible XI: Zou Dehai (GK), Li Lei, Yu Dabao, Yu Yang, Wang, Gang, Chi Zhongguo, Li Ke, Jonathan Viera, Renato Augusto, Zhang Xizhe, Zhang Yuning
Odion Ighalo is away with the national team after the former Watford striker was called-up for Nigeria’s African Cup of Nations squad. He will miss at least three weeks of action.
Oscar Romero should start then, replacing Ighalo upfront.
Shanghai Shenhua possible XI:Chen Zhao (GK), Aidi Fulang Xisi, Zhu Chenjie, Li Peng, Wang Wei, Qian Jiegei, Fredy Guarin, Cong Zhen, Cao Yunding, Giovanni Moreno, Oscar Romero