Hebei CFFC vs Shandong Taishan
Mission Hills Football Base Stadium., China.
15.08.22 at 15:00
After defeating Shijiazhuang EverBright in their most recent encounter, Shandong Taishan is getting set for their 13th matchday and will be very confident that they can achieve the same result when they face Hebei CFFC at the Mission Hills Football Base Stadium.
Their strength unfortunately reached a point where they were unable to continue the fight as Tianjin Teda pulled all the right strings to drain their resources and secure the three points on the road. It was an intense, all-out battle that they fought really hard to win, but to no avail.
They would have received a point each after scoring their third goal in the 81st minute, but they saw firsthand how weak their defense wall was when Tianjin Teda just needed one minute to score their fourth goal in the 82nd minute, thus suffering a 3-4 loss in the end.
This was their fifth consecutive run without a win as they lost every game, giving up 9 goals and scoring in 4. Unfortunately, their current dismal record cannot be disregarded as they have been inconsistent in their last five games.
They have only one victory in the super league this year, a 2-1 victory over Wuhan Zall, and they are currently ranked in the bottom 18th position on three points, level with Guangzhou City. This is a dreadful position for them to be in as they are staring the relegation zone in the face.
The visitors are clearly not slowing down as they take on the hosts for the 16th matchday in a row as they try to significantly increase their lead and hold onto second place in the super league.
Since this will be their fifth game away from home, they have already defeated Tianjin Teda (1-0) and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright (2-0), respectively, and will be more motivated to defeat Hebei CFFC, who have struggled to stay consistent throughout their games.
They haven't had much trouble traveling for their games because they've won four straight matches when playing away from home, racking up 12 points to fine-tune their flawless form.
Positioned in second place with 30 points and two losses, they have won 10 of their most recent games. And they have won all six of their games they have played so far without losing.
And with Henan Jianye supposedly becoming a threat to their second place position, a win for them against Hebei CFFC is what they need at the moment, as third placed Henan Jianye are only four points away from claiming their position .
- In comparison to Shandong Taishan, who score 1.62 goals while playing away, Hebei CFFC has the lowest average goals scored when playing at home, totalling up to 0.58 goals.
- Hebei CFFC has gone five games in a row in the Super League without a victory.
- Shandong Taishan has triumphed in four straight road games.
- Hebei CFFC has given up at least one goal in each of their last 12 Super League games.
The last 13 meetings have resulted in 9 wins for Shandong Taishan, 1 victory for Hebei CFFC, and 3 draws.
Expert Betting Tips
After putting up a valiant effort to hold their ground against Tianjin Teda, Hebei CFFC certainly surprised everyone. However, in the end, nothing could save them from defeat. They now have an enormous job of defeating Shandong Taishan, which could turn out to be an arduous task.
Gaining a victory over the visitors will be the most tough obstacle they've faced thus far. Three points are crucial to them right now, even if they only have three points in the league standings. A win over the visitors might determine their nearly certain future in the league as they face relegation.
Despite the fact that Shandong Taishan may believe they are the better side, they must exercise caution in this game since Hebei CFFC could reawaken their incredible battling spirit and produce an unexpected outcome.
They'll get to maintain their position after Henan Jianye failed to win their match by extending their lead far beyond their reach. This will be a great opportunity for them to do so against a team that has demonstrated poor form with no signs of improvement.
In light of the limited odds that the bookies are giving for this match, a few predictions have been made that, in my opinion, should surface, this includes an Asian total of over 2.75 goals, first half corners to total an under five and Shandong Taishan to score at least 3 goals.
- First Half Corners - Under 5 for 1.90
- Asian Total - Over 2.75 for 1.52
- Total 2 - Over 2.5 Goals for 1.63