Chongqing Lifan vs Shijiazhuang Ever Bright
China – Super League
Date: Friday, 21 August 2020
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Suzhou Sports Centre (Suzhou)
In Group B fixture Lifan will take on the newcomers Shijiazhuang this Friday. The home side is seventh in the table after five games. Along with teams like Qingdao Huanghai and Tianjin Teda, they have never tasted victory this year. In their recent league action, they lost to Wuhan Zall by a score of 2-1. Even though they have scored at least a goal per game, the defence has not reached their full potential.
The newbie is currently fourth in the table but staying in that playoff position will tough since the table is so closely packed. From five games they have a win and a defeat each. Like their upcoming opponents, they have drawn the majority of the matches.
Chongqing Lifan vs Shijiazhuang Ever Bright: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lifan has two wins and a defeat in five previous meetings with this opposition.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in all five of those matches.
- The hosts remain unbeaten against these visitors at their home ground.
- All five head to head matches at Lifan’s home had fewer than 2.5 goals too.
Chongqing Lifan vs Shijiazhuang Ever Bright: Prediction
Lifan ended the last season with consecutive defeats and they are still carrying on that winless run this year also. The three draws they secured so far have been against teams that have been underperforming. On the other hand, the new kids on the block have managed to draw heavyweights like Shanghai SIPG in recent away games. Even though this is a neutral venue, there is a high chance that we may see yet another draw on Friday.
Even though the visitors are unbeaten in their last two games, they have conceded in every away game this season. Since the home team is also in a similar position in terms of defence, we can expect goals at both ends of the field. So I am backing this match to be a draw with goals from both the teams.
Chongqing Lifan vs Shijiazhuang Ever Bright: Betting Tips
Match to Draw @ 3.50 (5/2).
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).