Match Time:7/16/2019 19:35 Tuesday(GMT+8)
Shanghai Shenhua: Three consecutive defeats (Recent Form: LLLWLD)
Shanghai Shenhua are on 14th place in Chinese Super League with 12 points (3 wins, 3 draws, 11 losses; goal difference 19:31). They have currently just 1 point of advantage over 15th Beijing Renhe (drop zone), whereas the distance to 3rd Shanghai SIPG (AFC Champions League) is already 31 points at the moment. Therefore, Shanghai Shenhua appear to be one of the main relegation candidates. Moreover, the team is in bad shape – 1 win, 0 draws, 4 losses in last 5 league matches so there’s a need for quick improvement. Shanghai Shenhua take on Henan Jianye on Tuesday in the next league fixture. Shanghai Shenhua have collected 4 points in 7 home games to date (1 win, 1 draw, 5 defeats; goal difference 9:16).
Henan Jianye: Winless in last 5 away matches (Recent Form: WLLWDD)
Henan Jianye sit on 11th position in the standings with 20 points (5 wins, 5 draws, 7 defeats; goal difference 22:28). They are now 9 points ahead of 15th Beijing Renhe (relegation zone), whereas Henan Jianye are 23 points short of the third-placed Shanghai SIPG (AFC Champions League). Their recent form is average – 2 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats in last 5 games in CSL. Now it’s time for an away encounter. Henan Jianye have collected 10 points in 9 matches on the road (2 wins, 4 draws, 3 losses; goal difference 10:13).
THE BETTING VERDICT:
To sum up, it seems that this might be a low-scoring clash. Neither side impresses lately as Shanghai Shenhua lost their last 3 games, whereas Henan Jianye got just 2 victories in last 9 matches. Besides, these two teams usually don’t score many goals so perhaps there won’t be much action in this fixture.
Shanghai Shenhua VS Henan Jianye
O/U Pick: under 3.00 goals