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The J1 League game at Ekimae Real Estate Stadium on Saturday sees home side Sagan Tosu playing against Consadole Sapporo.
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Sagan Tosu will be looking for a repeat result of a 3-1 J1 League triumph over Kawasaki Frontale.
In that match, Sagan Tosu managed 38% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Sagan Tosu, the goals were scored by Yuto Iwasaki (3'), Noriyoshi Sakai (20') and Tomoya Koyamatsu (32'). On the other side, Kawasaki Frontale had 20 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Leandro Damião (91') scored for Kawasaki Frontale.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Sagan Tosu have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Sagan Tosu have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 9 goals on the way. Historical results aside, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern shall be replicated here in this match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Sagan Tosu:
- have not lost a league tie with Consadole Sapporo in their previous 2 games.
- are winless against Consadole Sapporo in their last 8 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
In their previous fixture, Consadole Sapporo drew 2-2 in the J1 League tie with Shimizu S-Pulse.
In that game, Consadole Sapporo managed 62% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Consadole Sapporo, the goals were scored by Takuro Kaneko (23') and Kazuki Fukai (49'). At the other end, Shimizu S-Pulse had 15 shots at goal with 4 on target. Thiago Santana (17') and Yuta Taki (83') scored for Shimizu S-Pulse.
Looking at their form, and Consadole Sapporo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals in all. Defensively, Consadole Sapporo could really do with shoring things up.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Consadole Sapporo:
- are undefeated by Sagan Tosu when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results going back to 29/09/2018 reveals that these fixtures have not been good ones for Sagan Tosu. They have not managed to register any wins at all while Consadole Sapporo have managed to find a way, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those matches played.
A sum of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 3 of them for Sagan Tosu and 10 being from Consa. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The last league match between these clubs was J1 League match day 16 on 26/05/2021 and the score finished Consadole Sapporo 0-0 Sagan Tosu.
On that day, Consadole Sapporo had 55% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Sagan Tosu had 7 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
The referee was Koei Koya.
Team News: Sagan Tosu
The Sagan Tosu manager Myung-Hwi Kim will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all before this clash owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Consadole Sapporo
Due to a completely injury-free group available for selection, the Consadole Sapporo boss Mihailo Petrović doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match.
When taking everything into account, Consadole Sapporo might well have a job on their hands to see themselves scoring against this Sagan Tosu side who we think should score & stay on top.
We’ve gone for a very even match with a 1-0 win for Sagan Tosu at the end of this one.
Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ekimae Real Estate Stadium (24,130)
Captain: Carlos Eduardo
Chairman: Junjiro Fukuoka
Manager: Myung-Hwi Kim
Competitions: J1 League position 7
⭐ Star Player: Keita Yamashita
Generally played in the Striker position, Keita Yamashita was born in Tagawa, Japan. Having played his first senior match for Sagan Tosu in the 2021 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 9 league goals in this J1 League 2021 campaign so far in a total of 32 appearances.