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Kashiwa Reysol meet guests Urawa Red Diamonds at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium in the J1 League meeting on Sunday.
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Kashiwa Reysol, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-2 J1 League victory over Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
In that match, Kashiwa Reysol managed 42% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Kashiwa Reysol was Kaito Mori (70', 87'). On the other side, Sanfrecce Hiroshima got 11 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Júnior Santos (13') was the scorer for Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
It’s not been often in recent games where Kashiwa Reysol haven’t conceded. The facts show that Kashiwa Reysol have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 10 goals on the way. We will just have to find out if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Kashiwa Reysol:
- have not beaten Urawa Red Diamonds in their previous 3 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
Urawa Red Diamonds
Urawa Red Diamonds go into this game following on from a 0-5 AFC Champions League win against Shandong Luneng in their previous game.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games featuring Urawa Red Diamonds has been fairly consistent in recent matches. Examining their last 6 games reveals that this has happened 5 times. During those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal aggregate of 2 and Urawa Red Diamonds have scored 20.
A look at their previous results shows us that Urawa Red Diamonds:
- haven't been defeated by Kashiwa Reysol in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 9 matches in the league. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head clashes going back to 25/04/2018 tells us that Kashiwa Reysol have won 2 of them & Urawa Red Diamonds 3, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
20 goals were scored between them in these games, with 9 from Reysol and 11 created by Reds. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was J1 League match day 33 on 22/10/2021 when it ended Urawa Red Diamonds 5-1 Kashiwa Reysol.
On that occasion, Urawa Red Diamonds had 52% possession and 14 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorers were Koya Yuruki (15', 23'), Takahiro Sekine (21'), Kasper Junker (45') and Ataru Esaka (59').
For their opponents, Kashiwa Reysol had 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Matheus Sávio (33') scored.
The match was refereed by Hiroki Kasahara.
Team News: Kashiwa Reysol
The Kashiwa Reysol manager Nélsinho Baptista will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all before this game with a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
In all likelihood, Kashiwa Reysol may well line up in a 3-1-4-2 formation for this one featuring Seung-Gyu Kim, Yuji Takahashi, Takumi Kamijima, Taiyo Koga, Keiya Shiihashi, Takuma Ominami, Matheus Savio, Keita Nakamura, Hiromu Mitsumaru, Mao Hosoya and Kaito Mori.
Team News: Urawa Red Diamonds
Urawa Red Diamonds boss Ricardo Rodríguez has some current player fitness concerns. Ayumu Ohata (Fractured Eye Socket), Kasper Junker (Fractured Finger), Hiroki Sakai (Metatarsal Fracture) and Tomoya Inukai (Fractured Kneecap) will miss out on this game.
We believe Reds will likely play in a 4-2-3-1 formation, starting Shusaku Nishikawa, Kazuaki Mawatari, Alexander Scholz, Takuya Iwanami, Takahiro Akimoto, Yuichi Hirano, Kai Shibato, D. Moberg Karlsson, Ataru Esaka, Takahiro Sekine and Alex Schalk.
Here, we’re thinking that Kashiwa Reysol may not find it easy to hit the back of the net against this Urawa Red Diamonds lineup who should just have the edge.
We’ve gone for a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning margin for Urawa Red Diamonds at the end of this game.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium (15,109)
Captain: Hidekazu Otani
Chairman: Ryuichiro Takikawa
Manager: Nélsinho Baptista
Competitions: J1 League position 5, J. League Cup (Group C)
🔑 Key Player: Mao Hosoya
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Mao Hosoya was born in Japan. Having played his first senior match for Kashiwa Reysol in the 2020 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 4 league goals in the J1 League 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 11 appearances.