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Shimizu S-Pulse will visit Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium on Saturday for the J1 League clash with home side Kashiwa Reysol.
Our Kashiwa Reysol v Shimizu S-Pulse tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (including the best match odds).
Kashiwa Reysol will be looking for another win after the 1-3 J1 League victory over FC Tokyo.
For Kashiwa Reysol, the goalscorers were Ataru Esaka (28') and Cristiano (46', 75'). Adailton (49') was the scorer for FC Tokyo.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Kashiwa Reysol haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Reysol have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals during that time. That kind of pattern might not be continued into this game, though.
Heading into this fixture, Kashiwa Reysol are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Previously, Shimizu S-Pulse drew 1-1 in the J1 League tie with Sagan Tosu.
The only player to score from Shimizu S-Pulse was Valdo (71'). Daichi Hayashi (85') scored for Sagan Tosu.
Indicating their bias toward action-packed encounters, we’ve seen goals 21 times in the prior 6 matches in which Shimizu S-Pulse have sent out their troops, giving a mean average of 3.5 goals for each fixture. Their opponents have hit 14 of this grand total.
Analysis of their past results shows that Shimizu S-Pulse:
- remain unbeaten by Kashiwa Reysol when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 24/10/2015, there has been little to separate the clubs with Kashiwa Reysol winning 3 of those games, Shimizu S-Pulse 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
A combined sum of 21 goals were produced between them in these games, with 12 of them for Reysol and 9 created by Shimizu. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The previous league clash between these sides was J1 League match day 14 on 05/09/2020 when the final score was Shimizu S-Pulse 1-2 Kashiwa Reysol.
The match was refereed by Akihiko Ikeuchi.
Team News: Kashiwa Reysol
Sachiro Toshima (Fibula Fracture), Kosuke Nakamura (Concussion) and Yuji Takahashi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for Reysol gaffer Nélsinho Baptista.
Team News: Shimizu S-Pulse
Shimizu boss Peter Cklamovski has a number of players out of action. Hideki Ishige (Hamstring Injury) and Naoya Fukumori (Ankle Surgery) will not be playing here. Yugo Tatsuta will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Our thinking is that Kashiwa Reysol will, in all likelihood, be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
Conversely, Shimizu S-Pulse might well find it a difficult task to break down their defence although we do think it’s probable that they will be hitting back at some stage here.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning score for Kashiwa Reysol at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium (15,109)
Captain: Hidekazu Otani
Chairman: Ryuichiro Takikawa
Manager: Nélsinho Baptista
Competitions: J1 League position 9
⭐ Star Player: Ataru Esaka
Typically taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Ataru Esaka was born in Japan. Having made a first senior appearance for Thespa Kusatsu in the 2015 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored 8 league goals in the J1 League 2020 season to date in 23 appearances.