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Sagan Tosu will be taking on visiting club Kashiwa Reysol at Ekimae Real Estate Stadium in this J1 League fixture on Sunday.
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Sagan Tosu head into this fixture following a 2-2 J1 League tied result against Urawa Red Diamonds.
For Sagan Tosu, goals were scored by Dong-Geon Cho (12') and Daichi Hayashi (60'). Shinzo Koroki (48') and Yuki Muto (81') scored for Urawa Red Diamonds.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Sagan Tosu have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Sagan Tosu have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals during that time. We will have to find out if that trend will end up being continued on here.
Ahead of this clash, Sagan Tosu have left without a victory over Kashiwa Reysol in their last 4 league matches.
Kashiwa Reysol will go into this game after a 3-0 J1 League win against Gamba Osaka in their last fixture.
For Kashiwa Reysol, the goals were scored by Michael Olunga (2') and Ataru Esaka (40', 62').
Illustrating their bias toward productive matches, goals have been seen as many as 20 times in the previous 6 matches in which Kashiwa Reysol have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 3.33 goals per clash. Opposition teams have managed 9 of those goals.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Kashiwa Reysol:
- remain unbeaten by Sagan Tosu when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league games. A very good record, indeed.
- are undefeated in their last 6 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 02/04/2016 tells us that Sagan Tosu have won 1 of these & Kashiwa Reysol 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
A total of 16 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 7 of them from Sagan Tosu and 9 netted by Reysol. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was J1 League match day 27 on 22/09/2018 when the final score was Kashiwa Reysol 1-1 Sagan Tosu.
The match was refereed by Masaaki Iemoto.
Team News: Sagan Tosu
Sagan Tosu boss Myung-Hwi Kim will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all before this match thanks to a completely injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Kashiwa Reysol
Out of a mainly healthy group, there’s only the sole fitness problem for the Kashiwa Reysol gaffer Nélsinho Baptista to be concerned about. Yuji Takahashi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
When taking everything into account, Sagan Tosu will have their work cut out to score against this Kashiwa Reysol side who we think might score & stay on top.
We therefore fancy a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Kashiwa Reysol at the end of this one.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ekimae Real Estate Stadium (24,130)
Captain: Yuzo Kobayashi
Chairman: Minoru Takehara
Manager: Myung-Hwi Kim
Competitions: J1 League position 16
⭐ Star Player: Kaisei Ishii
Typically taking up the Striker position, Kaisei Ishii was born in Fukuoka, Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Sagan Tosu in the 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 2 league goals in this J1 League 2020 season to date in a total of 4 appearances.