Shanghai Shenhua vs Shandong Luneng
China – Super League
Date: Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Dalian Sports Center Stadium.
Both teams are struggling at the moment to deliver good performances, and are desperately trying to avoid getting placed in the relegation zone.
However, it needs to be mentioned that Taishan Dui were one of the top-performing teams the last season, and had finished in the upper tier of the table. Meanwhile, Choi Kang-hee’s men had ended up in the bottom half of the table, and had recorded a total of just eight wins all through the campaign.
On top of that, Li Xiaopeng’s men also do have an impressive h2h record over this opponent as well.
Likely, expect Shandong Luneng to be the better team on the pitch this Wednesday.
Be that as it may, Xiaopeng’s men have been going through some defensive issues lately, and this could lead to them conceding goals.
Shanghai Shenhua vs Shandong Luneng: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Kang-hee’s men recorded a 0-1 win.
- However, four of the past six overall h2h wins were recorded by their counterparts.
- Four of the last seven encounters had goals from both teams.
- Five of the preceding seven fixtures had three or more goals.
Shanghai Shenhua vs Shandong Luneng: Prediction
Kang-hee’s men are winless in their last four games, and are on a two-match losing streak at home. They have also conceded two or more goals in three of their former six overall games, and let in a total of 11 goals from their past four appearances at home.
On the other hand, their opposite number are on a two-fixture winning run on the road, and had scored five goals in their latest such match alone. Moreover, they also do have a good h2h record against this opponent as well.
And importantly, they have been one of the best teams in the league for the past several years, whereas Kang-hee’s men have been battling relegation in the meantime.
As such, expect Shandong Luneng to post the three points on the board.
Going on though, note that Taishan Dui have had defensive woes lately. They have lost their last two overall match-ups, and have not kept a clean sheet in the past four games. In addition, they had also lost an h2h meeting just a month back.
For the reasons, it’s expected that Shandong Luneng will concede at least once this Wednesday.
Shanghai Shenhua vs Shandong Luneng: Betting Tips
Shandong Luneng to Win @ 1.67 (2/3)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).