Match Time:7/17/2019 19:35 Wednesday(GMT+8)
Shandong Luneng: Unbeaten at home since April (Recent Form: LWWDLL)
Shandong Luneng are on 4th place in Chinese Super League with 28 points (8 wins, 4 draws, 5 losses; goal difference 30:19). They have currently 17 points of advantage over 15th Beijing Renhe (relegation zone), whereas the distance to 3rd Shanghai SIPG (AFC Champions League) is 15 points at the moment. Therefore, it appears that Shandong Luneng have not so much to play for. The team is in average shape – 2 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses in last 5 league matches. In the meantime, they were eliminated from the AFC Champions League by Guangzhou Evergrande (4:5 after penalty shoot-out) in round of 16. Shandong Luneng take on Tianjin Tianhai on Wednesday in the next league fixture. Shandong Luneng have collected 17 points in 8 home games to date (5 wins, 2 draws, 1 defeat; goal difference 14:5).
Tianjin Tianhai: On the bottom (Recent Form: DLDDDL)
Tianjin Tianhai sit on 16th position in the standings with 11 points (1 win, 8 draws, 8 defeats; goal difference 21:33). They are now in direct drop zone, but being only 1 point short of 14th Shanghai Shenhua (safe spot) so it remains possible to avoid relegation. But, their recent form is poor – 0 wins, 4 draws, 1 defeat in last 5 games in CSL. Now it’s time for an away encounter. Tianjin Tianhai have collected 5 points in 8 matches on the road (1 win, 2 draws, 5 losses; goal difference 9:16).
THE BETTING VERDICT:
To sum up, it seems that this might be an interesting clash with a couple of goals. Shandong Luneng will be eyeing a victory in front of their fans, but it’s Tianjin Tianhai who need the points more so visitors should look for their chances as well. In my opinion it may be an open match.
Shandong Luneng VS Tianjin Tianhai
O/U Pick: over 3.00 goals