The 2021 season of Chinese Super League is underway and Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club, commonly known as Guangzhou Evergrande or simply Evergrande, has once again put on a strong performance. As a seven-time Chinese Super League winner, the club has a reputation for excellence and this year's team looks to be no different. However, with several formidable teams vying for the title, Guangzhou Evergrande's schedule is set to be challenging. Let's take a closer look at their matchups.
On April 11th, 2021, Guangzhou Evergrande will face Shandong Taishan FC. This will be a tough game for the league champions as Shandong Taishan FC has a strong team this year. They have also recruited Brazilian striker Roger Guedes who will surely test the Guangzhou Evergrande defence. Despite this, the current champions will be hoping to start the season with a win and set their own high standards.
Guangzhou Evergrande's second matchup will be against Shanghai Port FC on April 17th, 2021. Although Shanghai Port FC did not have a good performance in last year's league campaign, they had an impressive run in the AFC Champions League. With the return of their star striker, Ricardo Lopes, they will be keen to make a statement in this year's Chinese Super League. The Guangzhou Evergrande defence will need to be on high alert against this strong attacking team.
On April 21st, 2021, Guangzhou Evergrande will play against Hebei China Fortune FC. This will be a tough game for both sides as the two teams are evenly matched in terms of strength and ability. Hebei China Fortune FC has also recruited some new players in the offseason, including Bakambu, who is a well-known striker. This game will likely come down to which team has the better strategy and execution on the day.
April 25th, 2021 will see Guangzhou Evergrande play against Changchun Yatai FC. Despite being a lesser-known team in the league, Changchun Yatai FC has had a good start to the season, winning both of their opening matches. Therefore, Guangzhou Evergrande would be unwise to underestimate this team. They must be at their best to secure another win and maintain their lead in the table.
Guangzhou Evergrande's final matchup in this set will be against Beijing Guoan FC on May 1st, 2021. This will likely be one of the toughest games of the season for both teams. Beijing Guoan FC are currently second in the league table and will be hoping to close the gap on Guangzhou Evergrande. However, with their unbeaten record so far this season, the champions will be motivated to maintain it and secure a vital win against a strong opponent.
Overall, Guangzhou Evergrande's Chinese Super League schedule is full of tough match-ups against strong opponents, but this is not new for the champions. They are a talented and experienced team and have shown time and time again that they can overcome any challenge. It will be exciting to watch them play and see how they navigate their way through this challenging schedule.