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Shonan Bellmare line up against visiting side Consadole Sapporo at Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka in this J1 League meeting on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Shonan Bellmare v Consadole Sapporo can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Shonan Bellmare will play in this fixture following on from a 1-1 J1 League stalemate vs Shimizu S-Pulse.
In that game, Shonan Bellmare had 49% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Shonan Bellmare was Wellington (88'). Shimizu S-Pulse got 16 shots at goal with 6 on target. Thiago Santana (60') was the scorer for Shimizu S-Pulse.
Under three goals per match were seen in 6 of the last 6 meetings where Shonan Bellmare have taken part. Breaking down the goal weighting in this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 2 and Shonan got themselves 3.
Pre-game facts show that Shonan Bellmare:
- haven't won against Consadole Sapporo in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches at home.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
Consadole Sapporo go into this encounter following on from a 2-1 J1 League win vs Vegalta Sendai in their previous game.
In that game, Consadole Sapporo managed 65% possession and 17 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Consadole Sapporo, the goalscorers were Tsuyoshi Ogashiwa (55') and Jay Bothroyd (88'). Vegalta Sendai had 11 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Chihiro Kato (16') was the scorer for Vegalta Sendai.
The numbers tell their own story, and Consadole Sapporo have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 13 goals in total. Defensively, Consa have been far from perfect. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be continued here, of course.
Heading into this fixture, Consadole Sapporo haven't beaten Shonan Bellmare when they've played them away from home in the last 4 matches in the league. Not good at all.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes going back to 11/04/2018 shows us that Shonan Bellmare have won 1 of them and Consadole Sapporo 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
An aggregate of 17 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 of them from Shonan and 10 netted by Consa. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The last league contest between these sides was J1 League match day 21 on 10/10/2020 when it ended Consadole Sapporo 2-1 Shonan Bellmare.
The match was refereed by Takuto Okabe.
Team News: Shonan Bellmare
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Shonan Bellmare boss Bin Ukishima to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group. Daiki Hotta (Herniated Disc) won’t play.
Team News: Consadole Sapporo
Out of a mainly available group, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Consadole Sapporo boss Mihailo Petrović to contend with. Kojiro Nakano (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) won’t be playing here.
Shonan Bellmare could find themselves up against it to find the net against this Consadole Sapporo team who we think might gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore seeing a very even match with a 0-1 victory for Consadole Sapporo at the end of this game.
It should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka (15,380)
Captain: Takuya Okamoto
Chairman: Naohito Mizutani
Manager: Bin Ukishima
Competitions: J1 League position 15
⭐ Star Man: Ryo Takahashi
Generally taking up the position, Ryo Takahashi was born in Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Nagoya Grampus in the 2016 season, the dangerous Midfielder has got 2 league goals in the J1 League 2021 season so far from a total of 9 appearances.