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Saturday sees the spectacle of the must-win FA Cup Final between Shanghai Shenhua and Shandong Luneng. Who will win the title? Let’s hope it’s a good final.
Our Shanghai Shenhua v Shandong Luneng tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest betting odds.
Shanghai Shenhua, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-1 FA Cup success versus Qingdao Hainiu.
The only name on the scoresheet from Shanghai Shenhua was Cephas Malele (3').
Their more recent scorelines reveal that much respect should be given to the Shanghai Shenhua rearguard. Shanghai Shenhua have kept it tight, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their previous 6 outings standing at 3.
Shandong Luneng will come into the match following on from a 3-1 AFC Champions League win with the eclipse of Incheon United in their previous match.
For Shandong Luneng, goals were scored by Li Yuanyi (54') and Crysan (75'). Han-Jin Kweon (65' Own goal) scored for Incheon United.
A run of outstanding performances by the Shandong Luneng defensive players has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 outings in total. During the same time, their own attack force has managed to score 14. Nonetheless, we’ll just have to find out whether such a trend shall be replicated in this game or not.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings going back to 09/09/2020 shows that Shanghai Shenhua have won 2 of them & Shandong Luneng 3, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
In all, 13 goals were scored between them in this period, with 4 for Flower of Shanghai and 9 coming from Taishan Dui. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The previous league encounter between the two was Super League match day 16 on 11/07/2023 when it ended Shandong Luneng 3-0 Shanghai Shenhua.
That day, Shandong Luneng managed 57% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Marouane Fellaini (34').
For their opponents, Shanghai Shenhua got 7 shots at goal with 2 on target.
Team News: Shanghai Shenhua
The Shanghai Shenhua manager Wu Jingui has zero fitness worries at all coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Shandong Luneng
Due to a fully injury-free group to pick from, the Shandong Luneng boss Kang-hee Choi has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash.
Here is a game where Shanghai Shenhua might have a difficult job to hit the back of the net against this Shandong Luneng lineup who we think will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore see a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 win for Shandong Luneng at the end of this one.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hongkou Football Stadium (33,060)
Captain: Cao Yunding
Chairman: Wu Xiaohui
Manager: Wu Jingui
Competitions: Super League position 5, FA Cup (Final)