Shandong Luneng vs Guangzhou Evergrande
Asia – AFC Champions League Final Stage
Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Luneng Big Stadium (Jinan).
Evergrande got a lucky break in the first leg, as they were able to scrape a win. The team was considered favorites to take the victory without much fuss, but Luneng showed their worth which had helped them in topping their group.
The deadlock was broken by the hosts in the 35th minute, and the scoreline stood steady for quite a long time. Finally, in the 66th minute, the visitors got a ray of hope, courtesy their equalizer, and even more so, since it being an away goal.
Guangzhou had dug themselves a trap and was under massive pressure. But the team managed to handle it well, and rather than resort to losing their cool, they attacked even more at the other end of the pitch, which eventually led to the guests committing a mistake into conceding an own goal.
The aggregate now stands 2-1, in favor of Evergrande, but Luneng could turn it around with a 1-0 home win in the return leg.
Shandong Luneng vs Guangzhou Evergrande Head-to-head (h2h)
- Evergrande won the last five games in a row.
- 12 of the last 13 wins also went to the same team.
- Eight of the last ten meetings had Luneng conceding two or more goals.
- Six of the last seven encounters at this venue had both teams on the scorecard.
Shandong Luneng vs Guangzhou Evergrande Prediction
Evergrande is on an eight-match winning streak, and scored two or more goals in the last five in a row, and registered five or more goals in three of the last five. On the road, they won the last three on the trot and returned a total of ten goals from these three trips.
On the other hand, Luneng lost their last two matches and is winless in their last four. Importantly, they lost the last five h2h ties on a stretch, and have won only once against this opponent.
Going on, Guangzhou registered 12 of the last 13 h2h wins and scored two or more goals in eight of the last ten encounters. Moreover, they won the first leg, and lead in aggregate 2-1. There’s a negligible chance that the squad would lose this game.
Coming to the hosts, they have no option but to go after goals. They do have the confidence of having an away goal, and the additional home advantage. Strikingly, they found the back of the net in 23 of their last 24 home fixtures and did so twice or more in 19 of their 24 such tries.
By all means, expect an affair with both teams getting their scoring duties done.
Shandong Luneng vs Guangzhou Evergrande Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4)
Double Chance: Guangzhou Evergrande or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5).