The first round of the Shanghai Derby is about to start. Former Shenhua player Wu Weichao talked about his views and predictions about this game in an interview with "Shangguan News".
In 2005, I played for Shanghai Zhongbang as a central defender. We won Shenhua 1-0 at home. Shenhua's head coach is Nebo. At that time, except for the captain Shen Si who was from Shanghai, the Zhongbang team were all Dalian players. I came from Hong Kong, so I didn't feel much about this "Shanghai Derby". After the game, Shen Si was very excited as the captain and led us to the end. This year, the Shanghai International Team has not yet gone to Xi'an. I personally feel that Shenhua played with the International Team at that time, and the Shanghai Derby feels hot.
I have watched the Shanghai Derby in Shenhua and SIPG over the past three years. To say that it is not as popular as before, it may still be related to strength. In 2003, both Shenhua and COSCO were the winning teams. Whoever wins the first championship derby. At the league level, there is a certain gap between Shenhua's strength and SIPG. This may be the reason why Shanghai Derby is not as hot as before.
The second stage of this year's league is actually the FA Cup of previous years, and the mentality is more important. As a weaker party on paper, Shenhua has also encountered foreign aid problems. In fact, there is nothing to lose in a relaxed state, and the pressure is all on SIPG. In the final 180 minutes, it should be the overall strength to speak; but in the first 90 minutes, I believe Shenhua will cause some trouble for SIPG. The guess is that the first round is a tie, 2 to 2.
The defensive system of these two teams is very good, scoring may not be easy, the chances of the game are very anxious, and the battle is seen. Personal prediction, the two rounds do not rule out the possibility of a tie, overtime, and penalty kicks.