​Preview: Jiangsu Suning vs Adelaide United

Jiangsu Suning vs Adelaide United

Wednesday night

The trip to Nanjing will be a long one for the defending Hyundai A-League champion who are coming off a 2-1 loss to Melbourne Victory on Saturday, as they languish in bottom place. 

Jiangsu, for their part, have high hopes ahead of the new Chinese Super League season and in Asia too.

Last week, Jiangsu was somewhat fortunate to take all three points at Jeju United. 

On a windy evening on the Korea Republic island, Jeju hit the woodwork on two occasions and had Jeju struggling.

Yet with a minute of regular time left, Ramires scuffed a shot in the area and it bobbled into the Korean net. And that was it.

The only downside was the injury to Alex Teixeira. The Brazilian suffered a muscle strain and was withdrawn at half-time.

The expensive playmaker played the full 90 in Saturday’s 1-0 Super Cup loss to Guangzhou Evergrande and should start against Adelaide, too.