On Monday, Henan Songshan Longmen and Qingdao FC will trade tackles in a Chinese Super League match.
The fifth-placed team will face the bottom-placed team in Group A. With seven points from five games, Qingdao FC is the better-placed team. With only two points on the board, Henan Songshan Longmen have a game on their hands.
The CSL has been on hiatus for nearly a month, and both teams will be eager to go back into league action with a win.
Qingdao FC last played in mid-May, when they won 1-0 against Chongqing Liangjiang Athletic. In the final seconds of injury time, Liu Jian scored the game-winning goal.
Henan Songshan Longmen had lost 3-2 to the same opponent a week prior on the road. The hosts scored three goals in the second half to seal a comeback victory after falling down by two goals.
Henan Songshan Longmen vs Qingdao FC Head-to-Head
The two parties will meet for the second time. Their first meeting was in the Chinese FA Cup quarterfinals in 2014, when Qingdao FC required penalties to advance following a 1-1 draw.
The ‘home’ team has been in dismal form this season and has yet to win a game. Qingdao FC has won two of their five league games so far.
Henan Songshan Longmen form guide: L-D-D-L
Qingdao FC form guide: W-L-L-D-W
The fasted goal of the season so far: Henrique Dourado slotted home just 45 seconds into the game through a smart corner routine. The 2nd goal of the season for the Brazilian striker. Henan Songshan Longmen 1:0 Chongqing Liangjiang Athletic (ongoing) pic.twitter.com/lUlY78zfFV
— Titan Sports Plus (@titan_plus) May 9, 2021
Henan Songshan Longmen vs Qingdao FC Team News
Henan Songshan Longmen
Henan is unaffected by any documented injuries. Jinbao Zhong and Toni Sujic, on the other hand, have been suspended for one match after receiving two yellow cards in the loss to Chongqing.
No injuries have been reported.
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Qingdao FC is a Chinese football club based in Qingda
Manager Wu Jingui has no reported injury or suspension worries.
No injuries have been reported.
Suspension: There isn’t any.
Henan Songshan Longmen vs Qingdao FC Predicted XI
Yan Wu (GK); Zhao Ke, Ziyi Niu, Cao Gu, Xin Luo, Shangyuan Wang; Dong Han, Tim Chow, Boxuan Feng; Mohamed Buya Turay, Henrique Dourado; Henrique Dourado, Mohamed Buya Turay
Peng Lu, Fredrik Ulvestad; Xiang Gao, Denis Popovic, Bari Muhammetali; Dejan Radonjic; Qingdao FC (4-2-3-1): Zhenli Liu (GK); Haochen Zhang, Jiashen Liu, Peng Li, Wei Wang; Peng Lu, Fredrik Ulvestad; Xiang Gao, Denis Popovic, Bari Muhammetali; Dejan Radonj
CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE
Changchun Yatai 1 – 0 Shanghai Shenhua
Tianjin Tigers 2 – 1 Wuhan FC
Shanghai Port 3 – 0 Dalian Pro
Qingdao FC 1 – 0 Chongqing Liangjiang
Guangzhou City 0 – 0 Cangzhou Mighty Lions
— ScoreLawn (@scorelawn) June 19, 2021
Henan Songshan Longmen vs Qingdao FC Prediction
Henan Songshan Longmen’s wide style of play has resulted in their defense being breached at will. Qingdao, on the other hand, is more conservative in their approach, which could affect the game’s tempo.
Qingdao FC is expected to win by a narrow margin and keep a clean sheet.
Prediction: Henan Songshan Longmen 0-1 Qingdao FC