Match Time:7/17/2019 19:35 Wednesday(GMT+8)
Shenzhen: Winless in last 9 league matches (Recent Form: DDLLDL)
Shenzhen are on 13th place in Chinese Super League with 14 points (3 wins, 5 draws, 9 losses; goal difference 15:25). They have currently 3 points of advantage over 15th Beijing Renhe (relegation zone), whereas the distance to 3rd Shanghai SIPG (AFC Champions League) is 29 points at the moment. Therefore, Shenzhen need to focus on avoiding relegation especially beacuse the team is in bad shape – 0 wins, 3 draws, 2 losses in last 5 league matches. In total, they are now on a 9-game winless run in the league so there’s a need for quick improvement. Shenzhen take on Chongqing Lifan on Wednesday in the next league fixture. Shenzhen have collected 11 points in 8 home games to date (3 wins, 2 draws, 3 defeats; goal difference 9:9).
Chongqing Lifan: Back-to-back defeats (Recent Form: LLWWDD)
Chongqing Lifan sit on 5th position in the standings with 24 points (6 wins, 6 draws, 5 defeats; goal difference 23:28). They are now 13 points ahead of the relegation zone, whereas Chongqing Lifan are 19 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. Chongqing Lifan have collected 9 points in 8 matches on the road (2 wins, 3 draws, 3 losses; goal difference 14:19).
THE BETTING VERDICT:
In conclusion, I believe that this might be an interesting clash with a couple of goals. Shenzen are in danger of relegation so they need to aim for a positive result in front of their fans. On the other hand, Chongqing Lifan should try to bounce back after the recent back-to-back losses so perhaps it may be an open match.
Shenzen VS Chongqing Lifan
O/U Pick: over 2.50 goals