Dalian Professional FC vs Henan Jianye
China – Super League
Date: Friday, 31 July 2020
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Pro Soccer Academy Base (Dalian).
It has been a rough start for both teams in the new edition of the league and will probably reflect in the game’s pace in the middle when these two meet at Pro Soccer Academy Base.
Dalian vs Henan Jianye Match preview
Dalian Professional player Danielson’s last-minute effort was too late in the opening clash with Shandong Luneng, as the former team had to start the season with a 2-3 loss at home.
They quite had their share of the possession, but not well enough to use their home ground advantage in that match at 48% ball in hand. The struggle of the strikers was visible in the 3 shots that hit the target out of 11 attempts in total.
Henan Jianye was leading after the first half by a goal in their opening match at home against Jiangsu Suning. But they lost the lead after the opponents scored four goals straight in the 3-4 defeat.
Despite being at home, the Red Devils had only 45% ball possession along with their 4 corner kicks in ninety minutes, showing the lack of urgency in the attack by them. Also, they had only 7 goal attempts out of which only 3 hit the target.
Since both sides are coming on the back of a defeat at home, it will probably be a slow game at Dalian with fewer than three goals in ninety minutes.
Dalian vs Henan Jianye Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has been unbeaten in all their clashes since 2012.
- Five of their nine overall matches have ended in a draw.
- Their previous encounter gave a 3-1 home win for Dalian Pro.
- Their recent eight fixtures have seen both teams score.
- Three of Blue Hawk’s four wins were as the host of the clash.
Dalian vs Henan Jianye Prediction
From the match preview, Dalian Pro had a better game on the basis of stats from their opening match in the league. Besides, the host can work on their ground advantage in the game considering they are getting another chance at home.
Since their opening match showed no lack of goals, while most of them had come in the second half of the game, it is likely to see the match ending with goals from both sides. The tip for BTTS with 1.66 odds will be a suitable option for the encounter.
The teams will meet on the back of a defeat from their last match. It will probably pull back the forwards in the game to create more chances. So, the tip for under 3.5 goals at 1.40 odds will be the best bet for the punters from the goals area in ninety minutes.
Dalian vs Henan Jianye Betting tips
Both teams to score: Yes @ 1.66 (4/6).
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).