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Consadole Sapporo journey to IAI Stadium Nihondaira on Saturday for the J1 League meeting with home side Shimizu S-Pulse.
View all of the Shimizu S-Pulse v Consadole Sapporo predictions, poll and stats below - as well as the best betting odds.
Shimizu S-Pulse will play in this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 J1 League tied result against Urawa Red Diamonds.
The only name on the scoresheet from Shimizu S-Pulse was Valdo (86'). Leonardo (54') was the scorer for Urawa Red Diamonds.
Shimizu have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, although they’ve also done enough to score goals themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Shimizu have seen their goal breached in 6 of them in addition to scoring in 5 of those games.
Ahead of this meeting, Shimizu S-Pulse have not registered a win against Consadole Sapporo in their previous 3 league matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to Vissel Kobe in J1 League action, Consadole Sapporo will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only scorer from Consadole Sapporo was Takuma Arano (29', 48'). Hotaru Yamaguchi (31', 62') and Douglas (45') scored for Vissel Kobe.
Throughout their 6 most recent matches, Mihailo Petrović's Consadole Sapporo have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 10 times - yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.67.
Taking a look at their past results, Consadole Sapporo:
- haven't been defeated by Shimizu S-Pulse when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 01/07/2017 shows that Shimizu S-Pulse have won 1 of them & Consadole Sapporo 5, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 25 in total which averages out at 4.17 goals per meeting.
The previous league encounter between these sides was J1 League match day 23 on 17/08/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Shimizu S-Pulse 0-8 Consadole Sapporo.
The referee was Yoshiro Imamura.
Team News: Shimizu S-Pulse
Regarding absentees, there’s just one fitness concern for the Shimizu S-Pulse gaffer Peter Cklamovski to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Hideki Ishige (Hamstring Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Consadole Sapporo
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there is just the one fitness problem for the Consadole Sapporo gaffer Mihailo Petrović to be concerned with. Musashi Suzuki (Hamstring Injury) won’t be playing here.
When taking all factors into account, Shimizu S-Pulse have it within them to score a goal against this Consadole Sapporo lineup, however a single goal might not be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 1-2 win for Consadole Sapporo when all is said and done. Could easily go either way, this.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: IAI Stadium Nihondaira (19,695)
Captain: Ryo Takeuchi
Chairman: Shinya Yamamuro
Manager: Peter Cklamovski
Competitions: J1 League position 16
⭐ Star Player: Carlinhos
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Carlinhos was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Lugano in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 2 league goals in the J1 League 2020 season so far in 7 appearances.