HBI vs GED Dream11: In this crunch Chinese Super League match, table-topper Guangzhou Evergrande play Hebei CFFC at Langfang City Sports Center, in the second last round of 2019 season.
Beijing Guoan have been going toe-to-toe with Guangzhou for the league glory all season, and things could still change at the top if some uncanny results happen in the last two remaining rounds. Here are the likely scenarios:
Mathematically, one of the top three teams can still be crowned champions. But that remains a far-fetched imagination only, and would only happen under some surreal circumstances, like – Guangzhou Evergrande collects only a maximum of one point from the last two remaining games. Beijing Guoan not to win either in the next two games. Not gonna happen.
Guangzhou will be winning the league irrespective of the result in other games if they collect at least four points from the last two games. For Beijing to win the league, Evergrande must lose either of the next two games.
As for Hebei CFFC, their season is done and dusted. The fear of relegation was long gone, while they can't finish in the top half of the table. Even if they collect maximum points from the next two games, they will gain only two places from their current 12th position.
Hebei CFFC: Draw | 3-3 away against Dalian Aerbin
Guangzhou Evergrande: Win | 2-0 at home against Shanghai East Asia
Host: Hebei CFFC
Visitors: Guangzhou Evergrande
Match Timing: November 27, @ 05: 05 PM
Match Venue: Langfang City Sports Center
Fabio Cannavaro's men are the odds-on favourite to win the game here and are priced as low as 1.27 for the win. The hosts, meanwhile, are priced at a distant 9.6 to win the match.
Hebei CFFC to win: 9.6 (4/5), Probability to happen: 55.56%
Guangzhou Evergrande to win: 1.27 (13/5), Probability to happen: 27.78%
Draw: 6.2 (5/2), Probability to happen: 28.57%
Paulinho: The former Barcelona star was never known for scoring goals, but he has had the best productive season yet in front of the goal. The 31-year-old has scored an incredible 17 times this season, and all from the midfield. He has five assists as well.
Anderson Talisca: The 25-year-old has had an incredible return of his own in front of the goal. He has 10 goals in only 16 games for Guangzhou this season.
Wei Shihao: Arguably one of the most gifted Chinese players of current generation. The 24-year-old has 10 goals and a team-high 6 assists this season.
Marcao: The hosts will certainly ask questions from Guanzgzhou's backline and in particular Marcao, who has been on fire this season with 11 league goals.
Dong Xuesheng: The 3-year-old Chinese has 10 goals this season.
Hebei CFFC team news: The home team will be without two defenders in the form of Jiang Zhipeng (through injury) and Pan Ziming, who is suspended due to accumulation of yellow cards. Star striker Marcao is a doubt due to an injury.
If Marcao fails to recover in time, Ezequiel Lavezzi will be starting the game in Brazilian's place.
Guangzhou Evergrande team news: The visitors will miss the services of Yu Hanchao, Yan Dinghao, Li Xuepeng, and Gao Zhunyi through injuries.
Hebei CFFC: Wenyi (GK), Junzhe, Chendong, Hang, Jing Liu, Qiuming, Mascherano, Jiang Wenjun, Tao Qianglong, Dong Xuesheng, Marcao
Guangzhou Evergrande: Cheng (GK), Linpeng, Fang, Ji-Soo, Yihao, Zheng Zhi, Paulinho, Ziuwei, Shihao, Liyu, Talisca
Goalkeeper: G Wenyi
Defenders: P ji-Soo, Z Linpeng, F Mei, Z Junzhe, R Hang
Midfielders: Paulinho (C), A Talisca, W Shihao, E Lavezzi, Y Liyu (VC)
Guangzhou Evergrande are favorite to win the game.