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Kashiwa Reysol come up against visiting club Vegalta Sendai at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium in this J1 League tie on Sunday.
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Kashiwa Reysol, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-4 J1 League triumph against Urawa Red Diamonds.
For Kashiwa Reysol, the goals were scored by Richardson (32'), Michael Olunga (51'), Hayato Nakama (56') and Yuta Kamiya (89').
Matches involving Kashiwa Reysol have tended to be absorbing encounters lately with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a grand total of 24 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 13 of those belonging to Reysol.
Coming into this meeting, Kashiwa Reysol have left without a victory over Vegalta Sendai in their previous 6 league games.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Kawasaki Frontale in J1 League action, Vegalta Sendai will be hoping to turn things around here.
For Vegalta Sendai, goals were scored by Shun Nagasawa (30') and Ryohei Michibuchi (38'). Yū Kobayashi (58', 68') and Miki Yamane (59') scored for Kawasaki Frontale.
In their previous six clashes, Vegalta Sendai have helped themselves to a total of 8 goals. Vegalta have also scored on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have seen 9 goals scored by their opponents. We will have to find out if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Their previous form shows that Vegalta Sendai:
- remain unbeaten by Kashiwa Reysol in away games against them for the last 7 matches in the league. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings going back to 11/06/2016 shows that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Kashiwa Reysol. They’ve not been able to get any victories at all whereas Vegalta Sendai have just been too good for them, running out winners in 83 per cent of those match-ups.
A total of 14 goals were scored between them in these games, with 3 for Reysol and 11 being from Vegalta. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league match between the two was J1 League match day 21 on 11/08/2018 when it ended Kashiwa Reysol 0-2 Vegalta Sendai.
The match was refereed by Yusuke Araki.
Team News: Kashiwa Reysol
Kashiwa Reysol manager Nélsinho Baptista will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match with a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Vegalta Sendai
Vegalta manager Takashi Kiyama has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Isaac Cuenca (Knee Surgery) and Simão (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) are not ready for selection.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Vegalta Sendai may well find it hard to register a score against this Kashiwa Reysol side who should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore predicting a good battle with a 1-0 winning margin for Kashiwa Reysol at the end of the 90 minutes.
Should be interesting.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium (15,109)
Captain: Hidekazu Otani
Chairman: Ryuichiro Takikawa
Manager: Nélsinho Baptista
Competitions: J1 League position 12
⭐ Star Player: Ataru Esaka
Normally deployed 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 skilful Midfielder has got 2 league goals in this J1 League 2020 campaign to date from a total of 5 appearances.