Chinese Super League Predictions and Best Bets – September 1, 2020

| August 31, 2020 4:12 am PDT

We have another two matchups in China’s top division to look forward to on Tuesday, September 1, with two of the top three in action in Group B. Second-place Beijing Guoan meets struggling Chongqing Lifan, while third-place Wuhan Zall visits Qingdao Huanghai.

Here is Tuesday’s Chinese Super League schedule in full.

  • Qingdao Huanghai vs. Wuhan Zall
  • Beijing Guoan vs. Chongqing Lifan

Beijing’s three-game winless run has seen Shanghai SIPG open up a substantial lead at the top of Group B, and it has also allowed Wuhan to move to within two points of the capital club. Meanwhile, Chongqing sits second from bottom, with Qingdao just one point and one place ahead.

Keep reading to see my predictions for both of Tuesday’s Chinese Super League games, and make sure you check out my betting picks for September 1 and the end of this post.

Wuhan Zall to Beat Qingdao Huanghai

As strange as it sounds, Wuhan’s unpredictable form is actually starting to become a bit predictable. The team has registered four wins and three defeats from their opening seven outings this term but has failed to win back-to-back games. Every victory has been followed by a loss so far, and that trend continued last time out.

Jose Manuel Gonzalez Lopez’s side was losing to bottom-club Tianjin TEDA with less than 30 minutes remaining, but goals from Jean Evrard Kouassi and Liao Junjian saw Wuhan secure all three points. The Han Army remains third in Group B, although I can’t see them hanging onto a top-four spot if their inconsistent run continues for much longer.

Qingdao comes into this game having suffered their second defeat of the campaign. Wu Jingui’s men lost 2-1 to Hebei last week, but considering they were only promoted from the second tier last year, I think they can be proud of their efforts this term.

Sure, Qingdao has only managed to win one of their seven outings in 2020. But four draws have prevented the club from sliding down the standings. It may be difficult for Qingdao to break into the top four at this stage, but Jingui’s men have certainly given a good account of themselves up to now.

It’s surely only a matter of time before Wuhan records consecutive wins, right? I can’t see their topsy-turvy streak going on forever, so I’m backing the Han Army to come out on top here.

Beijing Guoan to Beat Chongqing Lifan

Beijing started the season in outstanding fashion, clinching four victories from their opening four games. However, the team appears to have hit a rough patch. Following a flying start, the capital club has taken just two points from their previous three encounters.

Still, it hasn’t all been doom and gloom for the Imperial Guards. Beijing scored a combined total of five goals across their draws with Qingdao (3-3) and Shijiazhuang (2-2) and only narrowly lost to SIPG (2-1). Cedric Bakambu netted in each of those games, while Brazilian Alan has scored three goals in his last five appearances.

If manager Bruno Genesio can tighten up his backline, Beijing will return to winning ways in no time at all.

In fact, the visit of Chongqing provides Beijing with the ideal opportunity to get back on track. Lifan only picked up their first win of the season on Matchday 6 but suffered a crushing 3-0 defeat to SIPG in their previous outing.

Having lost lost two and drawn three of their opening five games, it’s fair to say that Chang Woe-ryong’s side isn’t going to be challenging for a top-four place in Group B. Granted, Beijing hasn’t been at their best in recent games. But I’m confident that Genesio’s side will come away from this matchup with all three points.

Chinese Super League Betting Picks for Tuesday, September 1

That’s it for my predictions. But if you feel like making some money from Tuesday’s Chinese Super League games, why not check out my value picks for September 1?

  • Qingdao Huanghai vs. Wuhan Zall – Wuhan Zall to Win (1.91)

There is no denying that Wuhan (1.91) is far stronger than Qingdao (3.60). However, Wuhan’s iffy form means that the price for the away win is unusually high for this matchup. Let’s not forget that Wuhan is already five points ahead of Qingdao in Group B.

Jose Manuel Gonzalez Lopez’s side boasts the second-best defensive record in the division, although goals have been in short supply of late. Still, I don’t think Wuhan will have a problem outscoring Qingdao. After all, only bottom-club Tianjin has scored fewer goals than Jingui’s men.

  • Beijing Guoan vs. Chongqing Lifan – Beijing Guoan to Win and Over 2.5 Goals (2.00)

I’m backing Beijing to return to winning ways in style on Tuesday. The capital club has come agonizingly close to securing maximum points in each of their previous three games, but their defense has continuously let the team down.

Six of Beijing’s seven games this term have produced over 2.5 goals, with Beijing scoring three goals on three separate occasions. But the team has only managed to keep one clean sheet in 2020. The home win is at 1.30 here. But there will almost certainly be plenty of action in this game, so I recommend adding the over 2.5 goals market onto the Beijing win.

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Ben Morris

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