Changchun Yatai FC vs Qingdao Hainiu FC
Changchun Stadium, Changchun, China.
23.05.23 at 14:35
Changchun Yatai FC plays host to Qingdao Hainiu FC at the Changchun Stadium in the 9th round of the Super League.
Will Changchun Yatai FC be able to consolidate their position in the standings by claiming a convincing win in this encounter, or will their opponents dominance in this fixture see them succumb to defeat?
Let's have a look at the latest Chinese Super League predictions between Changchun Yatai FC vs Qingdao Hainiu FC, probable lineups, match facts, and up-to-date betting odds for you to consider!Claim Your Registration Bonus!
Changchun Yatai FC
Changchun Yatai FC set foot at the Cangzhou Mighty Lions with an underdog tag in their backs in their recent match against Cangzhou Mighty Lions FC, but despite all that, they managed to come out on top as goals from Léo Souza and Tan Long ensured that they eked out a convincing 4:2 triumph.
Prior to that, they were involved in another goal-fest against Chengdu Rongcheng FC on the road, which saw them trailing by two goals in the first half, which was almost certain that they were about to drop all three points. However, a spike of motivation in the second half saw them pull off a late sensational comeback to salvage a point in a 2:2 draw.
At the Changchun Stadium, they've played three games and have only lost one match against Meizhou Hakka FC (4:2) while recording a win and a draw in the process to put them in consistent form, and there's no doubt that they'll be a competitive side in this encounter as they seek to meet expectations.
In the standings, they've seen goal differential favor them as they have landed themselves an AFC Champions League qualifier spot, which they presently occupy in 3rd place with 14 points, level on points with Chengdu Rongcheng FC (4th) and Tianjin Teda (5th), while their bid for first place is hampered by a six-point deficit, making consolidating their position a priority.
Probable Starting XI
W. Yake; Y. Zhiyu, Y. Teng, Q. Cui, A. Abdugheni; S. Abdusalam, Y. Zhang; J. Wang, P. Zulj, Y. Cao; Leonardo
Qingdao Hainiu FC
The Sea Bulls found themselves in the driving seat in the first half of their recent match against Zhejiang Professional FC, which saw them with a two-goal lead. However, going into the second half, they couldn't maintain or build up on their 2:0 lead as they found themselves being held to a 2:2 draw to share the spoils.
Prior to that, they played host to Meizhou Hakka FC at the Qingdao Youth Football Stadium in what was a close encounter, and they utilized their home advantage to record a 2:0 victory thanks to goals from Wei Zhang and Chen Chunxin.
The struggle has been real for Yang Weijian's charges on the road as they have been in inconsistent form as they have not won any of their last four matches, recording three losses and a draw to collect a measly one point, and it's also worth mentioning that they are currently on a two-match losing streak.
In the standings, they presently occupy 9th place with 8 points, level on points with Shenzhen FC (8th), Meizhou Hakka FC (10th), and Shandong Taishan (11th), and are two points ahead of the relegation zone, making securing all three points here crucial.
Probable Starting XI
P. Mou; L. Junshuai, A. Andrejevic, D. Xu; C. Chen, L. Wei, E. Saric, M. Xingyu, Z. Wei; S. Tabekou, E. Kangwa
- Changchun Yatai FC are winless in their last three home matches against Qingdao Hainiu FC.
- Qingdao Hainiu FC are on a seven-match unbeaten run when playing against Changchun Yatai FC.
- Changchun Yatai FC averages 2 goals per game when playing at home, while Qingdao Hainiu FC averages 1 goal per game when playing away.
In the last 12 meetings, Changchun Yatai FC have won 3 times, Qingdao Hainiu FC have won 6 times, and there have been 3 draws, with the goal difference being 12-9 in favor of Qingdao Hainiu FC.
Expert Betting Tips
Changchun Yatai FC enter this fixture with a three-match winless run at home when playing against Qingdao Hainiu FC, which may be cause for concern that they'll have their work cut out in their quest to extend their winning streak to two matches, and an improved showing will definitely be required if they are to avoid a less appealing result in front of their fans.
While Qingdao Hainiu FC have the upper hand in this fixture, there's no guarantee that they'll be able to get back to winning ways, mainly owing to their erratic away form this season, which has seen them without a win in four matches. Having missed out on the top flight following a nine-year absence, their rule of dominance over Changchun Yatai FC is one to be questioned here.
Changchun Yatai FC have been prolific in front of goal this season, which has them as the joint-best when it comes to their offense this season with 15 goals scored in eight matches to rank them number one alongside Chengdu Rongcheng FC, and there's little doubt that this is going to turn out to be a high-scoring match as their opponent has also appeared decent in front of goal with 11 goals scored.
As such, this is expected to be another entertaining match between two sides that are sure to deliver on that promise, and given that Changchun Yatai FC have seen four of their last eight matches go over 2.5 goals, such a trend is to be anticipated here.
- Goals - Over 2.5 for 1.87
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 1.75
- W1 for 1.92