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Chinese Super League 2016: Chongqing Lifan vs Yanbian Funde, Preview, Prediction & Predicted Lineup

Yanbian Funde defender Nikola Petkovic

(Photo : Getty Images) Chongqing Lifan and Yanbian Funde take on each other at the Chongqing Olympic Sports Center on Friday to begin the new round of 2016 Chinese Super League competitions.

Middling teams Chongqing Lifan FC (7-10-6, 27 points) and Yanbian Funde FC (8-9-5, 29 points) are set to face each other at the Chongqing Olympic Sports Center on Friday, Sep. 9 to begin the new round of 2016 Chinese Super League competitions.

Start Time and Streaming Info

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The game starts at 7:35 p.m. UTC+8. It can be viewed live online thru FuboTV.

Chongqing Lifan had been inconsistent in the past two months, alternating winning and losing with a 4-4 record in their last eight matches.

Manager Chang Woe-ryong's side is now at the 10th spot of the China top flight table with 27 points, seven points above the bottom two relegation zone but a long 13 points behind the third and final AFC Champions League berth for next season currently held by Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.

Their last game was a high-scoring 4-5 loss to Guangzhou R&F also at their home stadium in Chongqing on Aug. 21, their 10th defeat this term, as per Cri English.

An own goal from newly-acquired Brazilian striker Alan Kardec opened the scoring at the eighth minute before two straight goals from the hosts, courtesy of Wu Qing and Fernandinho, gave them a 2-1 advantage at the half.

The Blue Lions opened the second half with two goals of their own to make it 3-2, then an exchange of goals in the final 30 minutes of the match rose the score to 5-4 in favor of the visitors.

Meanwhile, Yanbian Funde's unbeaten run was snapped by Changchun Yatai, 0-1, at the Development Area Stadium also on Aug. 21, Xinhuanet reported.

Changchun defender Pei Shuai scored the lone goal of the game at the 58th minute to put a stop to the five-game undefeated streak of head coach Park Tae-ha's team.

Prediction and Predicted Lineup

The predicted result is a close 1-0 win for Yanbian Funde.

Chongqing Lifan starting lineup (4-2-3-1 formation): Deng; Tan, Milovic, Liu, Xu; Ding, Jung; Fernandinho, Wang, Wu; Kardec

Yanbian Funde starting lineup (4-2-3-1 formation): Chi; Pei, Cui, Petkovic, Jiang; Li Hao, Li Haojie; Jin, Yoon, Trawally; Ha

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