Tianjin Teda vs Shandong Luneng
Chinese Super League
Date: Saturday, 22nd June 2019
Kick off at 12:35 UK / 13:35 CET
Venue: Olympic Sports Center Stadium (Tianjin).
The visitors Shandong Luneng were held to a draw in their previous match against Chongqing Lifan and will be hoping to record a much better outcome when they travel to the Olympic Sports Center Stadium on Saturday to take on the home side Tianjin Teda.
The latter failed to pick up a win in their last home fixture, which was against table toppers Beijing Guoan, with the match ending 2-1 at the end of the ninety minutes. Although Uli Stielike’s men managed to cut the initial deficit before the break, they failed to pull off a convincing performance after their counterparts doubled their lead, three minutes after the restart.
The visitors, on the other hand, almost succumbed to a defeat in their previous match after their opponents took the lead, ten minutes after the hour mark. Their blushes were saved after a last gasp spot-kick was awarded to them in stoppage time, which Graziano Pelle made no mistake in converting.
The away team are currently fifth in the league on 22 points while the hosts are currently eight points behind them on eighth.
Tianjin Teda vs Shandong Luneng Head to head (h2h)
- Shandong Luneng have won all of their last five encounters.
- Tianjin Teda’s last victory against Shandong Luneng was in 2016.
- Their most recent meeting ended 2-0 in Shandong Luneng’s favour.
- Shandong Luneng have managed to keep four clean sheets in their last five meetings.
Tianjin Teda vs Shandong Luneng Prediction
The home side are likely to succumb to their second straight defeat at home when they take on Shandong Luneng on Saturday.
With just two wins in their last five matches, the hosts will have a tough time keeping the visitors at bay and from creating a lot of chances. Uli Stielike’s side did manage to keep a clean sheet in their last fixture on the road against Shenzen. However that will not be the case against the visitors who will be looking towards the talisman, and second highest goal scorer in the league, Graziano Pelle to get his name on the score sheet.
Li Xiaopeng’s men will have to equally vigilant of the home side’s attacking options, especially the Brazilian forward Jonathan who is currently the joint third highest goal scorer in the campaign.
We can definitely count on the visitors taking the win at the end of the ninety minutes. It is also safe to expect both the teams to find the back of the net on more than one occasion.
Tianjin Teda vs Shandong Luneng Betting Tips
Shandong Luneng to win @ 2.50
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.05 odd.