CHANGCHUN YATAI VS SHANDONG LUNENG PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Changchun Yatai and Shandong Luneng meet at Changchun’s People Stadium, in a match for the 13th round of the CSL. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 7 matches won 5 and tied 2. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 22-07-2017, ended with the victory of Shandong Luneng for (3-2). the Shandong Luneng presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After 4 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, the home team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 14 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Chongqing Lifan by (1-2), after in the previous match they have lost (0-2) at home, against Beijing Guoan. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 6 home league matches Changchun Yatai has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 18 possible. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 12 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of the 8 matches they suffered in the first goal. In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
After three days and approaching the relegation zone, the local team finally returned to the path of victories, after in its last commitment to overcome the Chongqing Lifan. It is important to analyze his campaign at home, where he has alternated results, because in six games he won twice and accumulated a draw and three losses. In these conditions it was their defensive sector that presented the best performance, since they scored and suffered on average 1.17 goals per game. In this round the technician Chen Jingang should opt for the 4-5-1, thus aiming to present defensive consistency and a strong attack by the center and by the flanks. We highlight in this context forward O. Ighalo, the team’s top scorer, with eight goals scored in the competition. We also highlight L.Vibe, with two assists, plus a goal scored.
The away team is currently in the 2ª position, with 24 points won, after 7 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Tianjin Teda, by (1-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Shanghai SIPG, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 6 away league matches Shandong Luneng has a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 11 points out of 18 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 away matches. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not displayed great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 12 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have turned the score in 3. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (76 ‘) -90 ‘).
Unlike his opponent, the visitor is among the first three classified and comes to this game with a sequence of ten games without losing by their different competitions, that is, live a positive moment. It is important to mention his performance away from home for the championship, where he lost only one game in six, in addition to having won two draws and three wins. It has also presented balanced sectors, since it scored an average of 1.5 goals and suffered on average 1 goal per match. For this match, coach Li Xiaopeng must opt for 4-4-2, looking to keep his defensive sector balanced and organized attacks. They emphasize D. Tardelli Martins and the forward G. Pellè, the biggest offensive references of the team. Remember that the penultimate is the top scorer of the team, with eight goals scored. Pellè also stands out for his six assists, in addition to the three goals scored.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.66