Shandong Luneng and Chongqing Lifan meet at Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium, in a match for the 28th round of the CSL. The two teams tied (1‑1), on 14‑06-2019, in the previous match for this edition of the league. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 2 and drew 2. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, in 10‑03‑ 2018, for the CSL, Shandong Luneng won by (2‑0). Diego Tardelli (11 ‘) and G. Pellè (65’) scored the goals of Shandong Luneng. Attention to the home factor, since Shandong Luneng usually conquers different results at home and abroad.
Shandong Luneng :
The home team is currently in the 4th position, with 45 points won, after 13 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, he won out against Guangzhou R&F by (1‑3). In the last game, he tied out against Jiangsu Suning by (1‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Shandong Luneng conquered 23 points in 30 possible, after 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 games he played in his stadium. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at the break was 2-0 (5 in 13 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 27 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 13 home games for this competition: he scored 9 of his 24 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
Shandong Luneng’s team has always been one of the most consistent in the Super League this season, but weaknesses in his defensive process have not allowed him to be among the first three teams in the league table. Despite this, coach Li Xiaopeng’s team will be able to ensure his presence in the next edition of the AFC Champions League, for which he needs to win the FA Cup final. We remember that he won the first leg by 1×0, with a goal from Italian Graziano Pellè. This win allowed Shandong Luneng to have a streak of six consecutive games without losing: he won four games and drew two. On the last day of the championship, he did not achieve more than a 1×1 draw in the visit to Jiangsu Suning.
Chongqing Lifan :
After 9 wins, 9 draws and 9 losses, the away team is currently in 7th position, with 36 points won. In their last match, they won the Shanghai Shenhua at home by (1-0), after in the previous match they lost out, in a match against Henan Jianye, by (1-0). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 27 suffered; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 17 goals scored and 17 suffered. In its last 10 away matches for the championship, Chongqing Lifan records 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, so it won 11 points in 30 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (5 in 13 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 27 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Chongqing Lifan is making a quiet campaign in this championship, towards the great goal of the season, to remain in the first division of Chinese football in the next season. Coach Jordi Cruijff’s team occupies a place in the first half of the standings, after beating Shanghai Shenhua 1-0 at home, with a penalty goal by Alan Kardec. Despite this, Chongqing Lifan is not going through a very positive moment, as it has won only two of its last nine games in the league. In this final part, the Chongqing team will still try to reach at least the sixth position of the leaderboard.