Shandong Luneng vs Henan Jianye
China – Super League
Date: Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Jinzhou Stadium (Dalian)
The home team is currently fourth in the table after 5 matches. They have only two points between them and toppers Guangzhou. So they will need to keep winning to stay in the title race. But for that, they need to improve on attacking as they are the lowest-scoring side in the top five in Group A.
The visitors are five points behind their upcoming rivals even though they stand fifth in the group. From their five games, they lost two and have only one win to show for. The defence has already conceded more than the eight goals they managed to score so far. This could be dangerous for them since the hosts are on a winning run.
Shandong Luneng vs Henan Jianye: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both sides have two wins each in their last five meetings.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in all seven previous matches across all venues.
- Both sides scored in all of those seven head to head games as well.
- The Taishan Dui remains unbeaten in their last nine clashes at this ground.
- The majority of those games also saw a score with over 2.5 goals.
- Both sides found the back of the net in all three recent clashes here.
Shandong Luneng vs Henan Jianye: Prediction
The home team has the upper hand in this fixture. They have not lost in front of their home crowd, to Henan in the last nine clashes on the trot. Also, they are in a much better form compared to the visitors who are coming into this match after a defeat. So I am backing the home team to grab all three points in this upcoming tie.
Another trend that can be seen in their previous meetings is the goals. Both teams have scored in all their seven previous clashes since September 2016. Even though the away side is in poor form and weak defensively, they have enough firepower to get past the home defense. So I am backing goals at both ends of the field on Wednesday.
Shandong Luneng vs Henan Jianye: Betting Tips
Shandong Luneng to win @ 1.62 (5/8).
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).