For the final time before a few weeks away, the Chinese Super League returns for a slate of fascinating fixtures as we continue to race through to the end of the campaign. There’s a lot on the line in the next few games at both ends of the table and today, we’ll be taking a look at what should be a fascinating clash between Shijiazhuang YJ and Meizhou Kejia.Shijiazhuang Form Guide
Thankfully for Shijiazhuang, the form table isn’t going to determine where they finish this season. If it did, they’d be in real trouble, given that they’ve been dropping like a stone for months. It wasn’t too long ago that they were seen as one of the most interesting teams to watch in the league, but at this stage, they just seem to have lost all confidence in themselves.
Shijiazhuang’s losing streak extends back to last month but after the most recent break, they really did look like a shell of what they once were. They lost 2-0 to Wuhan before another away trip to Shanghai, where they were beaten 2-0 by Shenhua.Meizhou Form Guide
Meizhou have picked up enough points to ensure they don’t have to worry about relegation - but that should hardly serve as a pat on the back for them. They have some real quality in their ranks which shouldn’t be put to one side, and when you take a look at how enthralling some of their games have been this season, it’s clear to see there is untapped potential.
A big win was needed to ease some pressure for Meizhou and when coming up against Shenzhen, they delivered with a violent 5-1 win. From there, they played host to Henan, coming back down to earth with a fairly flat 0-0 draw.Match Prediction
Entertainment value is something we all look for in our football and in this league, there’s always the odd game that produces absolute fireworks. Given where these two teams are at, we think they’ll fit the bill nicely here, with the end result being over 2.5 goals scored.