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Wednesday’s J. League Cup action will see Consadole Sapporo battling it out with Sagan Tosu.
View all of the Consadole Sapporo v Sagan Tosu predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest match odds.
Consadole Sapporo will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 4-1 J1 League defeat in their last game at the hands of Kashima Antlers.
In that game, Consadole Sapporo had 60% possession and 14 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Consadole Sapporo was Daiki Suga (69'). Kashima Antlers got 19 shots at goal with 6 on target. Ayase Ueda (6'), Yuma Suzuki (30', 45') and Arthur Caike (48') scored for Kashima Antlers.
In their prior six fixtures, Mihailo Petrović's Consadole Sapporo have celebrated scoring a combined total of 8 times giving them an average number of goals scored per match of 1.33.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Vissel Kobe in J1 League action, Sagan Tosu and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Sagan Tosu managed 62% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. On the other side, Vissel Kobe got 9 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Andrés Iniesta (2'), Koya Yuruki (14'), Yoshinori Mutō (64') and Yūya Ōsako (91') scored for Vissel Kobe.
Kenta Kawai's Sagan Tosu have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 9 times in the course of their latest six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period comes to 6.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes stretching back to 16/09/2020 shows us that Consadole Sapporo have won 1 of these & Sagan Tosu 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
In all, 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 5 of them from Consa and 9 for Sagan Tosu. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The previous league clash between the two was J1 League match day 7 on 06/04/2022 and the score finished Sagan Tosu 5-0 Consadole Sapporo.
In that match, Sagan Tosu managed 45% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The goals were scored by Fuchi Honda (10'), Yuki Kakita (60', 64'), Shinya Nakano (74') and Naoyuki Fujita (87').
On the other side, Consadole Sapporo got 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Takafumi Mikuriya.
Team News: Consadole Sapporo
Tsuyoshi Ogashiwa (Hamstring Injury) and Shinzo Koroki (Meniscal Injury) aren’t available for Consadole Sapporo boss Mihailo Petrović.
Team News: Sagan Tosu
Owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Sagan Tosu manager Kenta Kawai does not have any fitness concerns to report before this match.
We’re thinking that Sagan Tosu have the ability to find the net against this Consadole Sapporo team, however it probably won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We are anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Consadole Sapporo when all is said and done. Let’s see what happens here.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sapporo Dome (38,794)
Captain: Hiroki Miyazawa
Chairman: Yoshikadu Nonomura
Manager: Mihailo Petrović
Competitions: J1 League position 9, J. League Cup (Group C)
⭐ Key Player: Taika Nakashima
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Taika Nakashima was born in Osaka, Japan. Having made a first senior appearance for Consadole Sapporo in the 2021 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 2 league goals in this J1 League 2022 season so far coming from a total of 8 appearances.