After coming to the coach’s bridge Felix Magath “Shandong” is seriously progressing and got close to the top three leaders. But now the opponent is not out of the ordinary – “Shanghai” Vilash-Boas and Hulk. Read in our forecast about the chances of the teams for the upcoming fight.
Tournament: China. Superliga.19th round.
Location: Jinan Stadium, Jinan
Date of the match: July 30, 2017
Football. Other leagues. Shandong Luneng – Shanghai SIPG.
Progress in “Shandong” is obvious – last season the team took modest 14th place, now, after the arrival of the famous strategist Magatha, goes on the fourth line and only one point loses in the battle for getting into prizes. The last game “Luneng” did well – the only defeat was at the exit of the champions from Evergren (1: 2), before being beaten at the exit of “Tianjin Teda” (2: 0), in the final round defeated “Changchun” (3: 2 ).
So far, only “Shanghai” has managed to grab a dead grip at Evergren and impose a serious struggle on the permanent champion of recent years. Between the teams now only one point of the gap. The chance to bypass the competitor was – in the last round was a full-time duel, but in her “porters” constantly acted as catch-ups and achieved only a draw 2: 2. Prior to that, the club was going smoothly – winning over Henan (4-1), Jiangsu (1-0) and Yanbang (3-1), the defeat from Changchun can be attributed to the absence of disqualified Hulk and Boasch.
Statistics and personal meetings
In the first round of the house, “Shanghai” won 2: 1.
At home, “Shandong” scored 20 points (6-2-1) with the goal difference 18:10.
On a visit, the Shanghai team has earned 15 points (4-3-2) and the goal ratio is 15:12.
Of course, in terms of composition and experience, “Shanghai” is superior to its rival, but on the way out, Halku and the company do not always manage to play reliably. Yes, the team regularly scores, but also does not forget to miss – goals in their gate flew in seven of the last eight guest matches. “Shandong” markedly added in all components and could well find moves to the opponent’s goal. As well as guests who have a powerful attacking potential, they should use their moments. We believe that, as in the first round, we can expect a bright match with an abundance of goals and a moment.