Looking to pick up a third straight victory, Henan Songshan Longmen await the challenge of Changchun Yatai at the Wuyuan River Stadium on Monday.
On the other hand, the away side set out with the aim of returning to winning ways having failed to win any of their most recent three outings
Henan Songshan Longmen exhibited great powers of recovery to secure a comeback 2-1 victory against Guangzhou City in Friday’s encounter.
Javier Pereira’s men went behind to Chun-Lok Tan’s opener in the 32nd minute before a second-half double from Zichang Huang turned the game on its head.
The Red Devils remain third in the Chinese Super League table and are keen to keep the pressure up on current leaders Wuhan Three Towns.
Next up for them is a clash versus an opposing side who are yet to lose any of the last 13 meetings between the teams dating back to August 2012.
Having picked up maximum points in six of their last seven home matches, Monday’s hosts will back themselves to get the job done in front of their fans once again.
Changchun Yatai were beaten for the first time in five outings following a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Shandong Taishan on Wednesday.
After going behind to Crysan’s 15th-minute opener, Chen Yang’s men wasted no time in restoring parity thanks to Junior Negao, but a late strike from Pu Chen ultimately decided the game.
Consequently, the Jilin-based outfit have dropped to 11th in the standings, albeit only just one point off a place in the top half.
With just one win in five games on the road since the turn of the year, Monday’s hosts will be keen to turn the tide on their travels, and a victory here would be a step in the right direction.
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We say: Henan Songshan Longmen 1-0 Changchun Yatai
Henan Songshan Longmen have not had much joy in this fixture of late, but they will head into Monday’s meeting as the more in-form side, and we are tipping them to come away with all three points in what should be a tight affair.