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The J1 League match at IAI Stadium Nihondaira on Saturday sees hosts Shimizu S-Pulse welcome opponents Kashiwa Reysol.
Our Shimizu S-Pulse v Kashiwa Reysol tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest betting odds.
Shimizu S-Pulse are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-2 J1 League triumph vs Avispa Fukuoka.
In that match, Shimizu S-Pulse managed 41% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Shimizu S-Pulse, goals were scored by Thiago Santana (27') and Carlinhos (48'). Avispa Fukuoka got 16 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. John Mary (81') was the scorer for Avispa Fukuoka.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Shimizu S-Pulse have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Shimizu S-Pulse have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 11 goals along the way.
Heading into this fixture, Shimizu S-Pulse are unbeaten in the league by Kashiwa Reysol in their previous 2 games.
In their previous game, Kashiwa Reysol drew 1-1 in the J1 League match with Vegalta Sendai.
In that game, Kashiwa Reysol managed 57% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Kashiwa Reysol was Yuta Kamiya (78'). Vegalta Sendai got 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Cayman Togashi (10') scored for Vegalta Sendai.
Nélsinho Baptista's Kashiwa Reysol have turned their attacks into goals a total of 6 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during those same matches adds up to 7.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head meetings going back to 13/08/2017 tells us that Shimizu S-Pulse have won 3 of these & Kashiwa Reysol 2, with the number of draws being 1.
A sum of 19 goals were scored between them in these games, with 9 for Shimizu and 10 belonging to Reysol. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The previous league match between these sides was J1 League match day 6 on 21/03/2021 and the score finished Kashiwa Reysol 1-2 Shimizu S-Pulse.
On that day, Kashiwa Reysol had 68% possession and 12 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player to score was Yuta Kamiya (66').
On the other side, Shimizu S-Pulse got 3 shots on goal with 2 on target. Yoshinori Suzuki (4') and Thiago Santana (28') scored.
The match was refereed by Hiroyoshi Takayama.
Team News: Shimizu S-Pulse
Renato Augusto (Cartilage Damage) and Takumi Kato (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be available for Shimizu S-Pulse manager Miguel Lotina. Daiki Matsuoka is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Kashiwa Reysol
Out of a mainly healthy group, there’s only a single fitness worry for the Kashiwa Reysol boss Nélsinho Baptista to be concerned with. Takumi Kamijima (Concussion) won’t be in action.
We feel that Kashiwa Reysol and Shimizu S-Pulse should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. Therefore, we predict a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: IAI Stadium Nihondaira (19,496)
Captain: Ryo Takeuchi
Chairman: Shinya Yamamuro
Manager: Miguel Lotina
Competitions: J1 League position 15
🔑 Key Man: Carlinhos
Mostly used in the Striker position, Carlinhos was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Lugano in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this J1 League 2021 campaign so far from a total of 19 appearances.