Cangzhou Mighty Lions vs Wuhan Yangtze Match Analysis & Prediction
09/12/2022 2:00 pm
With the Chinese Super League approaching its conclusion, Cangzhou Mighty Lions find themselves in a strong position to avoid any relegations threats, and they will play host to a Wuhan Yangtze side who are so much in danger of a relegation battle, with the two teams meeting at the Wuyuan River Stadium Field 2 on Friday.
Having scored 38 goals and conceded 46 throughout the season, Cangzhou Mighty Lions are currenty sitting in 13th place in the league standing on 34 points, 18 points above the relegation zone, so they will not be wary of any relegation battle and will want to finish the campaign on a high.
They enter the contest off the back of a 4-0 defeat on home soil at the hands of Wuhan Three Towns, ending their four-game unbeaten run.
Davidson scored the opener in the 43rd minute before Nicolae Stanciu added the second to ensure the visitors went into the interval with a 2-0 advantage. Marcao then added the third in the 51st minute while Deng Hanwen put the icing to the cake with his 80th minute strike to seal a 4-0 victory for Wuhan Three Towns.
In their previous home game in the league, Svetozar Sapuric’s side played out a 1-1 draw with Dalian Pro, and after winning both of their subsequent matches away from home before the defeat to the league leaders, Cangzhou Mighty Lions will feel confident of getting back to winning ways on Friday.
Meanwhile, Wuhan Yangtze played out a 1-1 draw with Changchun Yatai in their last Chinese Super League match at Dongxihu Sports Centre, leaving them in 15th place on 16 points, level on points with 16th-placed Guangzhou FC but just outside the relegation zone on goal difference.
The previous meeting between these two sides saw Cangzhou claim a 4-1 victory at Dongxihu Sports Centre in September. Deabeas Owusu-Sekyere and Oscar Taty Maritu both scored two goals for Sapuric’s side while Dong Xu scored the only goal for Wuhan Yangtze in the fourth minute.
Cangzhou Mighty Lions vs. Wuhan Yangtze Head to head
These two teams have previously met on 15 occasions in two competitions, where each side have claimed six victories while they have drawn in three. Cangzhou have scored 17 goals and conceded 15 in the process. In their last five meetings, they have each won twice while drawing once.
07/11/2020Wuhan Yangtze0Cangzhou Mighty Lions0Chinese Super League
11/11/2020Cangzhou Mighty Lions1Wuhan Yangtze2Chinese Super League
12/12/2021Wuhan Yangtze4Cangzhou Mighty Lions2Chinese Super League
25/12/2021Cangzhou Mighty Lions2Wuhan Yangtze0Chinese Super League
29/09/2022Wuhan Yangtze1Cangzhou Mighty Lions4Chinese Super League
Cangzhou Mighty Lions Team News
Cangzhou Mighty Lions have been led in the final third of the pitch by Jose Kante, who is the club’s leading goal scorer with 13.
However, with his absence through injury, Oscar Taty Maritu is once agains set to lead the line, assisted by Fuyu Ma, Chuangyi Lin, Sabit Abdusalam and Deabeas Owusu-Sekyere.
Cangzhou Mighty Lions's Last 5 Matches
17/11/2022Yanbian Longding1Cangzhou Mighty Lions5FA Cup
22/11/2022Cangzhou Mighty Lions1Dalian Pro1Chinese Super League
26/11/2022Changchun Yatai0Cangzhou Mighty Lions2Chinese Super League
30/11/2022Shandong TaiShan2Cangzhou Mighty Lions3Chinese Super League
04/12/2022Cangzhou Mighty Lions0Wuhan Three Towns4Chinese Super League
Wuhan Yangtze Team News
Felicio Brown Forbes has been the most prolific player for Wuhan Yangtze, having scored 10 goals so far this season, including three match-opening strikes.
He is once again set to start in the front three alongside Rentian Hu and Jinghang Hu, who will be playing from the sides in a potential 3-4-3 formation.
Wuhan Yangtze's Last 5 Matches
18/11/2022Suzhou Dongwu(P)2Wuhan Yangtze2FA Cup
22/11/2022Henan SSLM3Wuhan Yangtze0Chinese Super League
26/11/2022Shandong TaiShan5Wuhan Yangtze0Chinese Super League
30/11/2022Shenzhen1Wuhan Yangtze2Chinese Super League
04/12/2022Wuhan Yangtze1Changchun Yatai1Chinese Super League
Cangzhou Mighty Lions vs. Wuhan Yangtze: Odds and Predictions
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