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Shanghai SIPG and Jeonbuk Hyundai meet in Champions League last 16

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Shanghai SIPG and Jeonbuk Hyundai meet in Champions League last 16

On Wednesday afternoon, Shanghai SIPG host Jeonbuk Hyundai in the first leg of the last 16 of the Asia Champions League.

This should be a hard-fought match, as both teams head into this game in good form. In fact, the two teams have won five of their last six games in all competitions. However, it is the visitors from South Korea who have enjoyed the better form in the Champions League of late.

Jeonbuk have an impressive recent record in Asia’s biggest club competition, having won four of their last six games in the competition while suffering one defeat. Their recent matches in the competition have not been thrill fests, though, as four of their last five games have produced under 2.5 goals.

Shanghai SIPG form in the continental competition has been patchy of late, but their games have been high-scoring. Two victories from their last six outings in the Champions League does not bode well for a home win in this clash.

However, they are now unbeaten in four outings in the Champions League, as they have drawn three of their last four games.

Judging by the respective home and away records of late in this competition, Shanghai should head into this clash as favourites to gain a crucial first-leg advantage. The Chinese Super League outfit are unbeaten in three home matches, winning twice and drawing once.

The visitors have not got a terrible away record by any means in the Champions League, though, as they have won two and lost one of their last three games on their travels. In their last away game in the competition, the visitors beat Shanghai’s compatriots Beijing Guoan.

With both teams in recent good form, it is tough to pick a winner in this clash.

However, Forebet predicts that the visitors will come out on top by recording a narrow victory in a high-scoring encounter.

Group A
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Al Ahli Jeddah 4 2 1 1 0 3 2 1
2. Wahda Abu Dhabi 4 2 1 1 0 2 1 1
3. Esteghlal Tehran 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1
4. Shorta Baghdad 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1
Group B
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Pakhtakor 6 2 2 0 0 5 1 4
2. Al Hilal Riyadh 6 2 2 0 0 4 1 3
3. Al Ahli Dubai 0 2 0 0 2 2 4 -2
4. Padideh Shandiz 0 2 0 0 2 0 5 -5
Group C
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Taawoun FC 6 2 2 0 0 3 0 3
2. Al-Duhail 3 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
3. Sharjah SC 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1
4. Persepolis FC 1 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2
Group D
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Al Sadd SC 4 2 1 1 0 5 2 3
2. Al Nassr Riyadh 4 2 1 1 0 4 3 1
3. Sepahan Esfahan 3 2 1 0 1 4 3 1
4. Al Ain 0 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5
Group E
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Beijing Guoan 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
2. FC Seoul 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
3. Melbourne Victory 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 0
4. Chiangrai United 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 -2
Group F
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. FC Tokyo 4 2 1 1 0 2 1 1
2. Ulsan Hyundai 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
3. Shanghai Shenhua 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4. Perth Glory 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
Group G
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Vissel Kobe 6 2 2 0 0 6 1 5
2. Darul Takzim 3 2 1 0 1 3 6 -3
3. GZ Evergrande FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4. Suwon Bluewings 0 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2
Group H
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Yokohama Marinos 6 2 2 0 0 6 1 5
2. Jeonbuk Hyundai M. 1 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1
3. Sydney FC 1 2 0 1 1 2 6 -4
4. Shanghai SIPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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