The hosts have lost their last two and sit precariously above the relegation zone, whilst Cangzhou were also on the losing side last time out.
Hakka return to Huitang Stadium in this one after back-to-back away defeats, although there will not be too much optimism around the ground on Friday night considering they have collected just four points in five home matches so far.
Chaosheng Yang is having a productive campaign for Meizhou, with the 29-year-old managing three league goals in eight appearances so far - he only scored once in the entirety of last season.
Cangzhou were unable to make it two-straight wins on the weekend when they fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Shanghai Shenhua at Cangzhou Stadium, with a second-half goal from Haijian Wang settling the contest.
The Mighty Lions will be looking to avoid a repeat of their last away match in which a Sang-Woo Kang brace helped Beijing Guoan to a 6-2 thrashing over Friday's visitors.
Oscar Maritu has been scoring the goals from the right flank this season for Cangzhou - the 23-year-old leads the club's scoring charts with four goals in 11 appearances.
Cangzhou are set to keep their five-at-the-back formation which they utilised in their last match, meaning Dutchman Jurgen Locadia will lead the line for the visitors once again.
Fellow countryman Deabeas Owusu-Sekyere came off the bench last time out and could partner Locadia in attack if the Mighty Lions wanted to field a more attacking side on Friday night.
Meizhou Hakka possible starting lineup:
Cheng; Yue, Pan, Dugalic, Rao; Shi, Kosovic, Yang, Ye, Yang; Yin
Cangzhou Mighty Lions possible starting lineup:
Shao; Sun, Whang, Zheng, Liu, Zhao; Maritu, Zhukov, Skoric, Yao; Locadia
We say: Meizhou Hakka 1-1 Cangzhou Mighty Lions
Meizhou are enduring a terrible run of form in the Chinese Super League but should be confident of earning a result against a Cangzhou side who were dismantled in their last away outing.
The Mighty Lions will fancy taking on Hakka considering the hosts' poor recent record - they should be good enough to force a share of the spoils on Friday night.
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