Match Time:7/17/2019 19:35 Wednesday(GMT+8)
Shandong Luneng: Just behind the top three (Recent Form: LWWWLL)
This season, like i have said numeral times, the top three in the Chinese Super League are miles ahead of the rest of the field and they will determine the medals in the competition, but still, if in the same time one of these three win the cup as well, the fourth in the Super League will also get a place in the AFC Champions League for next season and therefore that position is quite important as well. And right now, exactly Shandong Luneng is the club taking that fourth spot, being able to collect twenty eight points in their opening seventeen league games played so far, having won eight of these matches (8-4-5), having currently four points advantage over the fifth in the table. The team also qualifed for the quarterfinals of the FA Cup and in the same time were eliminated from the Champions League after losing to penalties to Guangzhou Evergrande, after losing away from home and winning at their arena in the two ties. The main problems in the league for Shandong so far are coming from their away games, where they are not feeling good at all, while in the same time in front of their fans the club suffered just one single defeat in their opening eight league games played so far, winning five times and collecting seventeen points in these matches (5-2-1).
Tianjin Tianhai: Rock bottom (Recent Form: DLDDDL)
Tianjin Tianhai continues to have a really bad start of the season, with the club just not being able to make the step of getting a victory, as they are either losing or drawing and with only one single win so far and just eleven points collected in their opening seventeen league games (1-8-8), they are currently rock bottom in the table. Also, a whole five of these eight defeats for the team came exactly away from home, where they are also currently on the terrible run of getting just a point from their last four visits (0-1-3).
The Betting Verdict:
Shandong Luneng is not having a bad season so far, as the top three are just a class ahead of the rest of the field and being just behind these three could only mean a good season so far, as especially at home tomorrow I can't see them making a mistake.
Shandong Luneng VS Tianjin Tianhai
Pick:Shandong Luneng -1.25