Shanghai Shenhua vs. Cangzhou Mighty Lions FC
Shanghai Stadium, Jiangyin, China.
22.09.23 at 14:35
Shanghai Shenhua welcomes Cangzhou Mighty Lions FC to the Shanghai Stadium in the 26th round of the Super League.
Shanghai Shenhua are currently on a four-match winning run in this fixture and will be looking forward to extending their winning run to five matches, which will also enable them to halt a three-match winless run in the league.
Let's have a look at the latest Chinese Super League predictions between Shanghai Shenhua vs. Cangzhou Mighty Lions FC, probable lineups, match facts, and betting odds for you to consider!
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Shanghai Shenhua have willingly thrown themselves into the trenches of inconsistency as they are currently on a three-match winless run, picking up two losses and a draw. However, that's the tip of the iceberg, as they won just two of their eight matches in the league.
Their recent match against Henan FC on the road was the perfect opportunity for them to halt their two-match winless run; however, a 3-0 defeat at the conclusion only added another unfavorable outcome to their portfolio. This comes after a convincing 2-0 win against Chongqing Tonglianglong FC in the quarterfinals of the Chinese FA Cup at the Tongliang Long Stadium.
Putting aside their inconsistencies in the league, The Flower of Shanghai has been impressive when playing at home, Shanghai Stadium, as they have only lost two of their twelve matches in this venue alongside six wins and four draws to accumulate 22 points from a possible 36. Confidence should be high as they seek to halt their three-match winless run with a convincing win.
They currently occupy 3rd place with 42 points in the standings, with fourth-placed Zhejiang Professional FC and fifth-placed Wuhan Three Towns. Their bid for a second-place finish is hindered by a five-point deficit.
Probable Starting XI
Z. Ma; Z. Yang, Z. Yue, J. Yangyang; A. Fulangxisi, W. Xi, I. Amadou, M. Hing-Glover; Y. Hanchao, C. Bassogog; C. Malele
Cangzhou Mighty Lions FC
Cangzhou Mighty Lions, on the other hand, come into this match in inconsistent form. Junzhe Zhao's side has lost four consecutive matches in the league, and during that time they have shown some defensive vulnerabilities, conceding 14 goals.
A trip to Wuhan Sports Center Stadium saw them suffer an early defeat as a Shihao Wei brace in the first half resulted in a 2-0 defeat. This comes after a crushing 5:1 home defeat against Beijing Guoan.
On the road, they have been struggling for consistency as they are currently on a three-match losing streak. However, under the veil is a more unconvincing performance from Junzhe Zhao's side, who have lost six of their twelve matches along with three draws and three wins to accumulate 12 points, meaning nothing much can be expected from them here.
They currently occupy 11th place with 30 points in the standings, one point ahead of twelfth-placed Meizhou Hakka FC. Their bid for a ninth-place finish is hindered by a four-point deficit.
Probable Starting XI
S. Puliang; W. Peng, Z. Kaimu, Y. Zihao; P. Shihao, M. Skoric, G. Zhukov, L. Chuangyi; L. Xinyu, O. Maritu, D. Owusu
- Shanghai Shenhua have kept one clean sheet in ten matches of the Super League.
- Cangzhou Mighty Lions FC have seen the total exceed 2.5 goals in seven of their twelve away matches in the Super League.
- Shanghai Shenhua averages 1.17 goals per game when playing at home, and Cangzhou Mighty Lions FC averages 1.08 goals per game when playing away.
In the last 11 meetings, Shanghai Shenhua have won five times, Cangzhou Mighty Lions FC have won three times, and there have been three draws, with the goal difference being 18-10 in favor of Shanghai Shenhua.
Expert Betting Tips
Shanghai Shenhua might be in for a repeat debacle that saw them drop out of the top three in the standings in the previous season after what looked like a promising run. With two teams vying for their spot in the standings and four games left to spare, picking up three points here will be their objective.
Cangzhou Mighty Lions FC have won one of their last five away matches in this fixture, and with a not-so-convincing track record either in the league or on the road, they are most likely to be put to the sword.
As such, we anticipate Shanghai Shenhua to come out on top in this one, and there should be no doubt about their victory given that they have won four consecutive matches against their opponents in this impending encounter.
- Full-time Result - Shanghai Shenhua for 1.65
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 1.89
- Total - Over 2.5 for 1.91