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Chinese Super League 2016: Yanbian Funde vs Hebei China Fortune, Preview, Prediction & Predicted Lineup

Hebei China Fortune winger Gael Kakuta

(Photo : Getty Images) Hebei China Fortune and Yanbian Funde are scheduled to take on one another in a 2016 Chinese Super League season match at the Yanji Nationwide Fitness Centre Stadium on Saturday.

Newly-promoted clubs Yanbian Funde FC (8-10-5, 29 points) and Hebei China Fortune FC (10-9-5, 35 points) are scheduled to take on one another in a 2016 Chinese Super League season match to be held at the Yanji Nationwide Fitness Centre Stadium on Saturday, Sep. 17.

Start Time and Streaming Info

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The game starts at 3:30 p.m. UTC+8. It can be viewed live online thru FuboTV.

Yanbian Funde, last season's China League One champions, had been reeling lately with three straight winless games. Their debacle resulted in the team dropping to the ninth spot of the current league table, a safe nine points above the bottom two relegation zone but 12 points below the third and final AFC Champions League berth for next season occupied by Shanghai Shenhua.

Head coach Park Tae-ha's squad is coming off a 1-2 loss to middling team Chongqing Lifan on the road last Friday at the Chongqing Olympic Sports Center to their second consecutive defeat, via Soccerway.

The hosts scored the first two goals of the match, courtesy of Brazilian imports Fernandinho and Alan Kardec at the 43rd and 69th minutes respectively, before Yanbian was able to put themselves on the board in stoppage time with a goal from substitute striker Jin Bo.

Meanwhile, an undermanned Hebei China Fortune XI was thrashed by defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande, 0-3, at their own Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium last Saturday for their fourth straight winless performance, Xinhuanet reported.

Huang Bowen, Alan Carvalho, and Ricardo Goulart each scored a goal for the Southern China Tigers while the hosts, who are sporting a new head coach in former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, were unable to sink any shot.

Pellegrini will be looking to gain his first win with the Samba Kings versus Yanbian this weekend and his team are slight favorites to do so.

Prediction and Predicted Lineup

The predicted result is a tough 1-0 victory for Hebei China Fortune.

Yanbian Funde starting lineup (4-2-3-1 formation): Chi W.; Jiang, Cui, Zhao, Wu; Pei, Chi Z.; Li, Kim, Trawally; Ha

Hebei China Fortune starting lineup (4-1-4-1 formation): Yang; Liao, Jin, Du, Ding; M'Bia; Kakuta, Luo, Li, Jiang; Aloisio 

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