Shanghai Port vs Henan Songshan Longmen Match Analysis & Prediction
30/11/2022 2:30 pm
Shanghai Port play host to Henan Songshan Longmen in Chinese Super League action at Jinjiang Football Training Center Stadium on Wednesday, as both teams continue their bid to qualify for next season’s AFC Champions League Qualifiers.
The hosts are currently sitting in fourth plce in the league standings on 49 points, level on points with third-placed Zhejiang Professional for a spot in the AFC Champions League Qualifiers.
The Red Eagles head into the contest off the back of a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Tianjin Jinmen Tigers at the Wuyuan River Stadium, with Wang Qiuming scoring the only goal of the game in the 74th minute.
Shanghai Port enter the contest off the back of two successive away league defeats, but will be looking to get back to winning ways on home soil.
Meanwhile, Henan Songshan Longmen played out a 1-1 draw with Guangzhou FC at Jinjiang Sports Center in their last Chinese Super League match, which extended their unbeaten run to three, with two wins and one draw.
Following a goalless first half, Wei Shihao opened the scoring in the 54th minute from the penalty spot before Huang Zichang found the equailizer for the visitors in the 74th minute to ensure the sides settled for a share of the spoils.
Shanghai Port have got the better of Henan Songshan Longmen in recent occasions with wins in three straight matches, dating to May 2019. The Red Eagles have outscored their opponents 5-2 during their winning streak.
When the two sides last met in Chinese Super League action, Shanghai Port came out on top 2-1 at Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium in September. Jiang Guangtai scored first for the Red Eagles in the 25th minute, with Cai Huikang also finding the target, while Pina scored the only goal for Henan Songshan Longmen in the 81st minute.
Shanghai Port vs. Henan Songshan Longmen Head to head
These two teams have previously met on 13 occasions, where Shanghai have claimed 10 victories while Henan have won two, and they have drawn once. Henan have scored 11 goals and conceded 28 in the process.
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Shanghai Port Team News
Shanghai Port have been led by Wu Lei and Lu Wenjun, with the former being the club’s top scorer with nine goals so far this season, and they should both start on Wednesday.
The hosts could line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation like last time out, with Lei starting as the lone striker and Junling Yan between the sticks.
Shanghai Port's Last 5 Matches
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Henan Songshan Longmen Team News
Adrian Mierzejewski, Guido Carrilo and Fernando Karanga are set to start as the front three for Henan Songshan Longmen in a potential 4-3-3 formation.
Karanga has been the most prolific player for the visitors, having scored nine goals so far this season, and he will be looking to add onto his tally.
Henan Songshan Longmen's Last 5 Matches
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Shanghai Port vs. Henan Songshan Longmen: Odds and Predictions
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