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Chinese Super League 2017: Tianjin Teda vs Chongqing Lifan, Preview, Prediction & Predicted Lineup

Tianjin Teda midfielder John Obi Mikel (L) competes for the ball against Jiangsu Suning's Ramires

(Photo : Getty Images) Tianjin Teda will host Chongqing Lifan at the Teda Football Stadium on Sunday.

Winless clubs Tianjin Teda FC (0-1-1, 1 point) and Chongqing Dangdai Lifan FC (0-0-2, 2 points) are scheduled to face one another in a 2017 Chinese Super League season match at the Teda Football Stadium on April 2, Sunday.

Tianjin Teda has yet to find a win in their current campaign with one loss and one draw in their first two games. Head coach Jaime Pacheco's squad has yet to score a goal this season as their new imports, Nigerian internationals John Obi Mikel and Brown Ideye, have started slowly this season. They lost to Shandong Luneng, 0-2, in their first game on March 4.

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In their most recent fixture, the Tianjin Tigers were able to hold last season's runner-up squad Jiangsu Suning to a goalless tie on the road at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center on March 10, according to the Nation Online.

Tianjin is evidently still struggling on the offensive end as the team failed to score for the second consecutive match. Their defense has improved, though, as they were able to fend off the attacks of Brazilian midfielder Ramires.

Meanwhile, Chongqing Lifan has pulled off two drawn matches in their first two matches this season. The team opened their campaign with a 0-0 tie versus Yanbian Funde at the Chongqing Olympic Sports Center on March 5.

Chongqing then held powerhouse team Hebei China Fortune to a 1-1 draw again at their home field on March 11, ESPN reported.

Hebei opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a goal by local midfielder Che Shiwei before Chongqing striker Alan Kardec netted the equalizer in the 32nd minute off an assist by fellow Brazilian Fernandinho.

Both teams went scoreless for the rest of the match as they settled for the draw and a share of a point in the overall standings.

The predicted result is a 0-0 draw for Tianjin Teda and Chongqing Lifan.

Tianjin Teda starting lineup (4-2-3-1 formation): Du; Bai, Obi Mikel, Pan, Mirahmetjan; Gudelj, Guo; Yang, Wang, Hui; Ideye

Chongqing Lifan starting lineup (4-4-2 formation): Deng; Chen, Milovic, Liu Y., Liu H.; Fernandinho, Peng, Wang, Wu; Nan, Kardec 

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