Beijing Guoan are set to play Dalian Pro at the Jiangyin Stadium on Tuesday for their latest Chinese Super League fixture.
Beijing Guoan come into this game on the back of a 3-1 loss to Ivan Leko's Shanghai Port last Wednesday at the Jiangyin Stadium. An early first-half brace from Brazilian forward Ricardo Lopes and a second-half goal from experienced winger Lu Wenjun ensured victory for Shanghai Port. Spain international Jonathan Viera scored the consolation goal for Beijing Guoan.
Dalian Pro, on the other hand, lost 1-0 to Kim Jong-boo's Hebei FC last Wednesday at the Kunshan Sports Centre Stadium. A second-half penalty from Brazilian striker Marcao sealed the deal for Hebei FC.
Beijing Guoan vs Dalian Pro Head-to-Head
In 10 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Beijing Guoan hold the clear advantage. They have won eight games and lost two.
The two clubs last faced each other in 2019 in the Chinese Super League, with Beijing Guoan beating Dalian Pro 2-0. Second-half goals from midfielder Ba Dun and China international Zhang Yuning secured the win for Beijing Guoan.
Beijing Guoan form guide in the Chinese Super League: L-L
Dalian Pro form guide in the Chinese Super League: L-L
Beijing Guoan vs Dalian Pro Team News
Beijing Guoan manager Slaven Bilic will be unable to call upon the services of Brazilian midfielders Renato Augusto and Fernando.
Unavailable: Renato Augusto, Fernando
Meanwhile, Dalian Pro manager Jose Gonzalez will be unable to call upon the services of Brazilian midfielder Jailson, Swedish winger Sam Larsson and Ghanaian striker Emmanuel Boateng.
Unavailable: Sam Larsson, Jailson, Emmanuel Boateng
Beijing Guoan vs Dalian Pro Predicted XI
Beijing Guoan Predicted XI (3-4-1-2): Hou Sen, Kim Min-jae, Yu Dabao, Yu Yang, Wang Gang, Chi Zhongguo, Gao Tianyi, Li Lei, Jonathan Viera, Cedric Bakambu, Zhang Yuning
Dalian Pro Predicted XI (4-4-2): Zhang Chong, Tong Lei, Dong Yanfeng, Marcus Danielson, Li Shuai, Wang Jinxian, Wu Wei, Zhao Xuri, Sun Guowen, Lin Liangming, Shan Huanhuan
Beijing Guoan vs Dalian Pro Prediction
Beijing Guoan have lost their first two Chinese Super League games, and sit at the bottom of their group. Spanish forward Jonathan Viera and striker Cedric Bakambu will be crucial for them, with both players having enjoyed good stints in La Liga.
Dalian Pro, like Beijing Guoan, have lost their first two league games. They are 7th in their group, just ahead of Beijing Guoan on goal difference. The likes of young forwards Lin Liangming and Shan Huanhuan could play a key role as their campaign progresses.
Beijing Guoan might just edge past Dalian Pro here.
Prediction: Beijing Guoan 2-0 Dalian Pro
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