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Consadole Sapporo host visiting rivals Shonan Bellmare at Sapporo Dome in the J1 League tie on Saturday.
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Consadole Sapporo will be hoping to bounce back here after a 3-0 J. League Cup loss in their previous game against Yokohama F. Marinos.
Kota Mizunuma (32'), Anderson Lopes (48') and Tae-hee Nam (50') scored for Yokohama F. Marinos.
At least three goals per match have been seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Consadole Sapporo have been involved. Opposing sides scored 11 of them in this period while Consadole Sapporo managed a tally of 10.
Looking at their past form shows that Consadole Sapporo:
- haven't lost in the league to Shonan Bellmare in their last 8 matches. A long run without a loss.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
In their previous fixture, Shonan Bellmare drew 2-2 in the J1 League tie with Kashima Antlers.
In that match, Shonan Bellmare managed 34% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Shonan Bellmare, goals were scored by Yuki Ohashi (35') and Akito Suzuki (43'). At the other end, Kashima Antlers had 19 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Kaishu Sano (8') and Arthur Caíke (92') scored for Kashima Antlers.
The numbers tell their own story, and Shonan Bellmare have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals overall. In defence, Shonan Bellmare certainly have room for improvement. That sort of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, however.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Shonan Bellmare:
- have not emerged victorious against Consadole Sapporo in games played away from home for the previous 6 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 12 league games. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
Looking at past results between these clubs stretching back to 10/10/2020 shows that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Shonan Bellmare. They’ve not been able to get any victories at all while Consadole Sapporo have been dominant against them, winning in 67 per cent of those match-ups.
A sum of 18 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 13 of them from Consa and 5 being from Shonan. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The previous league clash between these clubs was J1 League match day 13 on 13/05/2023 when the final score was Shonan Bellmare 2-4 Consadole Sapporo.
In that match, Shonan Bellmare managed 49% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The goals were scored by Shuto Machino (59') and Hiroyuki Abe (60').
At the other end, Consadole Sapporo got 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Yoshiaki Komai (6'), Tsuyoshi Ogashiwa (70'), Yuya Asano (75') and Supachok Sarachat (87') scored.
The match was refereed by Takafumi Mikuriya.
Team News: Consadole Sapporo
The Consadole Sapporo boss Mihailo Petrović will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game thanks to a completely healthy squad ready to go. Yoshiaki Komai will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Shonan Bellmare
Shonan Bellmare boss Satoshi Yamaguchi has some current player fitness concerns. Bum-keun Song (Fractured Foot) and Sere Matsumura (Meniscal Injury) will miss out on this game.
It seems to us that Shonan Bellmare will do well to score against a Consadole Sapporo lineup who will likely get the goals that they need to set up a big win here.
We’re expecting a commanding 3-0 winning scoreline for Consadole Sapporo at the end of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sapporo Dome (38,794)
Captain: Hiroki Miyazawa
Chairman: Hirokatsu Mikami
Manager: Mihailo Petrović
Competitions: J1 League position 12
⭐ Key Man: Yuya Asano
Typically used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Yuya Asano was born in Mie, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the 2020 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has hit 10 league goals in this J1 League 2023 season so far in a total of 26 appearances.