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Consadole Sapporo play host to guests Shimizu S-Pulse at Sapporo Dome in the J1 League game on Saturday.
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Consadole Sapporo will play in this game after a 1-1 J1 League drawn match vs Sagan Tosu.
For Consadole Sapporo, goals were scored by Takuro Kaneko (55' Own goal) and Jay Bothroyd (63').
Their latest results really do illustrate the point that much respect should be given to the Consadole Sapporo rearguard. Consa have given the opposition little, with the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their last 6 outings standing at 4. Historical results aside, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern will be sustained in this match.
Coming into this fixture, Consadole Sapporo are undefeated in their previous 5 league matches at home.
Shimizu S-Pulse head into the meeting following on from a 3-1 J1 League win with the defeat of Cerezo Osaka in their previous match.
For Shimizu S-Pulse, the goals were scored by Renato Augusto (49'), Keita Nakamura (86') and Carlinhos (94'). Hiroshi Kiyotake (67') scored for Cerezo Osaka.
The numbers tell their own story, and Shimizu S-Pulse have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 9 goals in total. In defence, Shimizu certainly have room for improvement.
Heading into this fixture, Shimizu S-Pulse have not won away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 18/11/2017 shows that Consadole Sapporo have won 4 of these games & Shimizu S-Pulse 2, with the tally of draws being 0.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 28 in all at an average of 4.67 goals per match.
The previous league game featuring the two was J1 League match day 9 on 08/08/2020 and the score finished Shimizu S-Pulse 3-1 Consadole Sapporo.
The referee was Minoru Tojo.
Team News: Consadole Sapporo
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Consadole Sapporo manager Mihailo Petrović to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Chanathip Songkrasin (Hamstring Injury) misses out.
Team News: Shimizu S-Pulse
From a largely healthy group of players, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the Shimizu S-Pulse manager Peter Cklamovski to be concerned with. Hideki Ishige (Hamstring Injury) won’t be in action.
Shimizu S-Pulse will need to play some great football to be putting goals past a Consadole Sapporo lineup who should be able to win well here.
We’re therefore predicting a 3-0 margin for Consadole Sapporo at the end of the 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sapporo Dome (38,794)
Captain: Hiroki Miyazawa
Chairman: Yoshikadu Nonomura
Manager: Mihailo Petrović
Competitions: J1 League position 13
🔑 Key Man: Anderson Lopes
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Anderson Lopes was born in Recife, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Avaí in the 2015 season, the talented Forward has netted 6 league goals in the J1 League 2020 campaign to date in a total of 19 appearances.