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Shenzhen FC take on visitors Shandong Luneng at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in this Super League fixture on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Shenzhen FC v Shandong Luneng can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Shenzhen FC, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-3 Super League success vs Wuhan Zall.
In that game, Shenzhen FC managed 39% possession and 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Shenzhen FC, the goals were scored by Yuanyi Li (33') and Jiang Zhipeng (69'). Wuhan Yangtze River got 5 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
Matches with Shenzhen FC have proved to be entertaining encounters of late with plenty of scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six games, the sum of 24 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 6 of them coming from Shenzhen FC.
In their last game, Shandong Luneng drew 1-1 in the Super League tie with Wuhan Three Towns.
In that match, Shandong Luneng had 64% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. At the other end, Wuhan Three Towns got 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Gao Zhunyi (28') was the scorer for Wuhan Three Towns.
Showing their partiality to fruitful encounters, the back of the net has been hit 20 times in the previous 6 matches in which Shandong Luneng have sent out their troops, making it an average of 3.33 goals for each fixture. Opposition teams have managed 5 of these goals. That sort of pattern might not follow through into this game, of course.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs going back to 05/04/2019 shows that these fixtures have not been kind to Shenzhen FC. They have not managed to get any wins at all while Shandong Luneng have just been stronger than them, winning in 67 per cent of those matches played.
A total of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 of them from Shenzhen and 14 netted by Taishan Dui. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The last league match between these sides was 2020 Super League match day 12 on 05/08/2021 when it finished Shandong Luneng 4-2 Shenzhen FC.
In that game, Shandong Luneng managed 55% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player to score was Marouane Fellaini (19', 33').
At the other end, Shenzhen FC got 11 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Yuanyi Li (31') and Frank Acheampong (44') scored.
Team News: Shenzhen FC
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Shenzhen FC manager Jang-Soo Lee to contend with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Romain Alessandrini (Fractured Rib) won’t play.
Team News: Shandong Luneng
Due to a completely injury-free group available to select from, the Shandong Luneng boss Hao Wei doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
It looks to us that this Shandong Luneng can dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
Conversely, Shenzhen FC might well find it a difficult task to score but we can see them getting enough chances to score, too.
We’re predicting a 1-3 winning score for Shandong Luneng by the conclusion of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre (60,334)
Captain: Gao Lin
Chairman: Ying Shing Kwok
Manager: Jang-Soo Lee
Competitions: Super League position 12