The Battle Of Shanghai
POSTED: 25 July 2014
This week the search of the world domestic football scene brings me to China where I’m hoping to win some Dollars, or Yen, well any currency will be just fine!
So looking at the China Super League I note there’s a Shanghai derby match between Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai Shenxin. People always say be wary of betting on derby matches as form often goes out of the window, I don’t think it’s that so much but more about what team wants the local pride more.
So looking at the sides Shenhua lie 10th in the table and Shenxin are 12th, with both sides only winning 4 of their 16 league games to date. What I also note is Shenhua have scored 18 goals, in comparison to only 12 that Shenxin have scored. I can also see that Shenhua have won the last 3 meetings between the sides.
So looking strictly at the stats, it would appear that so far this season Shenxin are struggling to find goals – which when it comes to a local derby is a danger, especially when in the last 3 games between the two they have not just lost, but they also have not scored. That would appear to me that Shenhua hold an advantage between the sides, which to me equals an opportunity to bet.
Pick – China Super League – Shenhua v Shenxin – Shenhua to win @ 1.875