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Shonan Bellmare will be hosting visiting team Cerezo Osaka at Shonan BMW Stadium Hiratsuka in the J1 League match on Saturday.
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Shonan Bellmare will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 3-1 J1 League defeat last time out to Kawasaki Frontale.
The only player to score from Shonan Bellmare was Tarik Elyounoussi (57'). Miki Yamane (61'), Kaoru Mitoma (78') and Ao Tanaka (88') scored for Kawasaki Frontale.
Bin Ukishima's Shonan Bellmare have managed to score 6 times in their prior 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that they have conceded in those same games stands at 10.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Shonan Bellmare:
- haven't beaten Cerezo Osaka in their last 9 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
In the game prior to this, Cerezo Osaka drew 1-1 in the J1 League match with Sagan Tosu.
The only scorer from Cerezo Osaka was Tatsuhiro Sakamoto (75'). Kaisei Ishii (51') was the scorer for Sagan Tosu.
During their 6 previous matches, Miguel Lotina's Cerezo Osaka have fired home a total of 7 times therefore earning them a goals per game average of 1.17.
Looking at their past form shows that Cerezo Osaka:
- have not lost to Shonan Bellmare in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. A solid away record against them.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 03/05/2013 reveals that these fixtures have been disappointments for Shonan Bellmare. They’ve not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever whereas Cerezo Osaka have dominated them, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those match-ups.
A sum of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 3 from Shonan and 11 coming from Sakura. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The previous league contest featuring these clubs was J1 League match day 31 on 09/11/2019 when the final score was Cerezo Osaka 1-0 Shonan Bellmare.
The match was refereed by Futoshi Nakamura.
Team News: Shonan Bellmare
Tsukasa Umesaki (Torn Meniscus) and Yuki Ohashi (Acromioclavicular Separation) won’t be playing for Shonan manager Bin Ukishima.
Team News: Cerezo Osaka
Cerezo manager Miguel Lotina has not got a full squad to pick from. Hirofumi Yamauchi (Medial Collateral Ligament Tear), Daichi Akiyama (Fatigue fracture), Takumi Nagaishi (Fatigue fracture), Jun Nishikawa (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Toshiyuki Takagi (Herniated Disc) miss out here.
We’re thinking that Shonan Bellmare will need to apply a lot of pressure to find the net against this Cerezo Osaka team who we reckon will manage to score & go ahead.
That’s why our selection here is for a narrow 0-1 win for Cerezo Osaka after 90 minutes.
Hoping for a good game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Shonan BMW Stadium Hiratsuka (15,380)
Captain: Kazunari Ono
Chairman: Naohito Mizutani
Manager: Bin Ukishima
Competitions: J1 League position 16
🔑 Key Player: Naoki Ishihara
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Naoki Ishihara was born in Gumma, Japan. Having played his first senior match for Shonan Bellmare in the 2003 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this J1 League 2020 campaign so far in a total of 6 appearances.