Tianjin Quanjian will be looking for a win when bottom-placed Beijing Renhe visits them in a game that could prove to be the biggest for the hosts.
Last week there was a huge shift in the points table. Shenzhen FC were two points clear of relegation when they hosted table-topper Guangzhou Evergrande but they ended up losing that match 1-2. Tianjin, who started the last round in bottom two, took full advantage of that opportunity and beat Wuhan Zall 3-1 to move two points clear of the drop zone.
Another opportunity knocks at Tianjin’s door as Shenzhen could only play a draw this week, which means Tianjin could pull themselves four points clear of the relegation zone with a win in the home game against Beijing Renhe.
Talking about Beijing, they are set to experience life in the lower tier as their relegation is all but confirmed following a disastrous season. They have won just three games all season, losing 19 times in the 25 games.
The La Liga match will be played between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, in Tianjin, China. The ground has a capacity of 60,000.
The game will start at 01:00 PM (IST), on Sunday, October 27.
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TJN vs BJG Dream11 Team News:
Midfielder Liu Lisheng, who is on loan from Guangzhou Evergrande for this season, picked up his fifth yellow card of the season and is suspended for this game as a result. The 26-year-old is the second player to be absent from this game due to suspension along with goalkeeper Zhang Lu.
Head coach Xueyu Liu made wholesale changes to the playing 11 which fell like a house of cards against Beijing Guoan last month. Fang Jingqi started in goal ahead of Sun Qibin, and should get the nod here as well.
Renatinho is expected to replace Liao Lisheng in the midfield.
Centre-back Rao Weihui remains a long-term absentee for Beijing. He is the only player on Bejing Renhe’s injury list ahead of this game.
Tianjin Quanjian vs Beijing Renhe likely playing 11:
Tianjin Quanjian: Fang Jingqi (GK), Mi Haolun, Joo-Hoon Song, Pei Shuai, Zhang Cheng, Wu Wei, Renatinho, Yao Junsheng, Zhang Xiaobin, Alan, Yang Xu
Beijing Renhe: Mou Pengfei (GK), Nizamdin Ependi, Luo Xin, Liu Jian, Zhang Chenlong, Zhang Yufeng, Augusto Fernandez, Ayub Timbe Masika, Cao Yongjing, Chen Jie, Makhete Diop
Likely to score:
TJN vs BJG Dream11 teams:
Goalkeeper: J Fang
Defenders: L Xin, Z Chenlong, S Pei, C Zhang
Midfielders: Z Chen, Yongjing, K Sun, D Zheng
Attackers: Alan (C), Diop (VC)