Shanghai Shenhua vs Meizhou Hakka prediction and betting tips - June 26, 2024
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Shanghai Shenhua vs Meizhou Hakka prediction and betting tips - June 26, 2024

Tournament: Chinese Super League
Location: Shanghai Stadium
Match date: 26.06.2024

On June 26, 2024, in the 16th round of the Chinese Super League, Shanghai Shenhua will face Meizhou Hakka. The league leaders plan to secure a victory on their home turf against a team that is at risk of falling into the relegation zone.

Shanghai Shenhua vs Meizhou Hakka: Key Statistics and Trends

  • Shanghai Shenhua remains undefeated in the league.
  • Meizhou Hakka has only won twice this season.
  • Shanghai Shenhua has scored 29% of their goals between the 76th and 90th minutes.
  • Meizhou Hakka has scored 27% of their goals between the 46th and 60th minutes.
  • Shanghai Shenhua wins the first half in 50% of their matches, while Meizhou Hakka does so in 25%.

Shanghai Shenhua – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Flowers" finished last season in fifth place. To improve their performance, they appointed Leonid Slutsky as head coach. Slutsky made a strong start in his new country, leading the team on an unbeaten streak and topping the table.

However, there have been some hiccups in the form of draws. In the last round, they ended with a 1-1 draw at home against Chengdu due to an early own goal.

Meizhou Hakka – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Lions" began the season under the guidance of Pablo Villar, but the Spaniard lasted only until the end of May. It's not surprising, considering they managed just one win and eight points in eleven rounds.

Under Qu Gang, they finished goalless against Shenzhen Peng City and even beat Wuhan Three Towns away. However, Qu remained an assistant, and Milan Ristic, who had held the position since 2021 and left in January, returned as the full-time coach. Ristic started with a 0-0 draw against Shandong Taishan and fought hard but lost 1-2 to Shanghai Port.

Shanghai Shenhua: Team News

Teixeira is not in top form.

Meizhou Hakka: Team News

Chen Jie was sent off in the penultimate round.

Shanghai Shenhua vs Meizhou Hakka: Possible Starting Lineups

Shanghai Shenhua (possible lineup): Bao Yaxiong - Yang Zexiang, Zhu Chenjie, Jiang Shenglong, Manafá - Amadou, Wu Xi, Yu Hanchao, Xu Haoyang, Andre Luis - Malélé

Meizhou Hakka (possible lineup): Cheng Yuelei - Chen Zhechao, Morris, Liao Junjian, Wang Jianan - Kosovich, Tian, Ye Chugui, Rodrigo Henrique, Yang Chaosheng - Conra

Head to Head matches: Shanghai Shenhua vs Meizhou Hakka

The "Flowers" have a perfect record in head-to-head meetings, winning all five previous encounters.

Free prediction today for the match: Shanghai Shenhua vs Meizhou Hakka

The hosts are the clear favorites. However, a high-scoring match is also highly likely - we recommend betting on "total over 3.0 goals" (odds – 1.67).