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The Super League fixture at Huitang Stadium on Saturday sees hosts Meizhou Hakka take on Henan Jianye.
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Meizhou Hakka are hoping to win again following the 5-1 Super League triumph over Shenzhen FC.
In that game, Meizhou Hakka managed 60% possession and 28 shots on goal with 13 of them on target. For Meizhou Hakka, the goalscorers were Rodrigo Henrique (14'), Tyrone Conraad (23') and Andrej Kotnik (72', 87'). On the other side, Shenzhen FC got 3 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Will Donkin (82') scored for Shenzhen FC.
Fixtures featuring Meizhou Hakka have usually been absorbing encounters of late with high scoring anticipated. Over their past 6 games alone, a grand total of 26 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 4.33 goals per game) with 13 of those accredited to Meizhou Hakka.
Henan Jianye will come into the clash following a 3-0 Super League win with the defeat of Shanghai Shenhua in their most recent outing.
In that game, Henan Jianye had 56% possession and 12 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for Henan Jianye was Boyuan Feng (90'). Shanghai Shenhua got 8 shots on goal with 3 on target.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games involving Henan Jianye, at least three goals have been hit. The average number of goals per match in that time is 3.5, with the number of goals averaged by Henan Jianye working out to 2.17. Such a trend might not follow through into this next game, of course.
Head to head
The previous league game between the two was Super League match day 11 on 03/06/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Henan Jianye 2-1 Meizhou Hakka.
That time, Henan Jianye had 46% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
On the other side, Meizhou Hakka had 5 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Our assessment here is that Henan Jianye might need a bit of good fortune to score goals against this Meizhou Hakka lineup who we think should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for Meizhou Hakka after 90 minutes.
We’ll see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Huitang Stadium (27,000)
Captain: Shi Liang
Chairman: Li Jianhong
Manager: Milan Ristić
Competitions: Super League position 12