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The J1 League meeting at IAI Stadium Nihondaira on Saturday sees home team Shimizu S-Pulse play against Kawasaki Frontale.
All Shimizu S-Pulse v Kawasaki Frontale game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Shimizu S-Pulse will play in this match after a 2-2 J1 League drawn match against Tokushima Vortis.
In that match, Shimizu S-Pulse managed 16% possession and 14 shots at goal with 7 on target. The only player to score for Shimizu S-Pulse was Teruki Hara (2'). On the other side, Tokushima Vortis got 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Masaki Watai (14'), Cacá (19' Own goal) and Yudai Konishi (87') scored for Tokushima Vortis.
Shimizu S-Pulse haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve claimed a sum of 11 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 7.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Shimizu S-Pulse:
- have not registered a win against Kawasaki Frontale in their last 9 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
Kawasaki Frontale will go into this clash following a 4-0 AFC Champions League win with the defeat of Beijing Sinobo Guoan in their previous fixture.
Over the course of their last half-dozen outings, Kawasaki Frontale have helped themselves to a total of 27 goals. Frontale have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. Over that period, they have seen 3 goals scored by their opponents. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, of course.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Kawasaki Frontale:
- have not lost to Shimizu S-Pulse when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. A solid away record against them.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 11 league matches away from home. They've been so good on the road.
Head to head
Delving into past results between these clubs going back to 20/05/2018 tells us that these fixtures have not been good ones for Shimizu S-Pulse. They have not been able to register any wins at all while Kawasaki Frontale have been dominant against them, getting wins in 67 per cent of those ties.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 overall which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was J1 League match day 31 on 05/12/2020 when it finished Shimizu S-Pulse 2-2 Kawasaki Frontale.
The referee was Koichiro Fukushima.
Team News: Shimizu S-Pulse
Renato Augusto (Cartilage Damage), Yoshinori Suzuki (Fractured Skull), Keita Nakamura (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) and Elsinho (Adductor problems) will not be able to play for Shimizu manager Miguel Lotina.
Team News: Kawasaki Frontale
Frontale boss Tōru Oniki has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Koki Tsukagawa (Concussion) and Yu Kobayashi (Torn lateral collateral ligament) are not ready for selection.
We’re thinking that Shimizu S-Pulse must be fancied to get a goal against this Kawasaki Frontale outfit, however a single goal is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re therefore expecting a 1-2 victory for Kawasaki Frontale when all is said and done. Could easily go either way, this.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: IAI Stadium Nihondaira (19,496)
Captain: Ryo Takeuchi
Chairman: Shinya Yamamuro
Manager: Miguel Lotina
Competitions: J1 League position 13
🔑 Star Player: Teruki Hara
Customarily playing in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Teruki Hara was born in Saitama, Japan. Having made a first senior appearance for Albirex Niigata in the 2017 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in this J1 League 2021 season so far in a total of 13 appearances.