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Shonan Bellmare arrive at Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium on Sunday for the J1 League clash with hosts Kawasaki Frontale.
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Kawasaki Frontale will be looking for another win after a 2-3 J1 League triumph over Vegalta Sendai.
For Kawasaki Frontale, the goals were scored by Yū Kobayashi (58', 68') and Miki Yamane (59'). Shun Nagasawa (30') and Ryohei Michibuchi (38') scored for Vegalta Sendai.
Three or more goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Kawasaki Frontale have participated. Their opponents scored 5 of them in these games while Frontale managed a tally of 17. Having said that, we must now wait to see if that pattern shall be sustained in this upcoming match or not.
Their past results show that Kawasaki Frontale:
- have not lost a league tie with Shonan Bellmare in their previous 6 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Shonan Bellmare will come into the match following a 1-0 J1 League win with the defeat of Kashima Antlers in their most recent match.
The only player to score from Shonan Bellmare was Naoki Ishihara (66').
In the course of their six most recent matches, Bin Ukishima's Shonan Bellmare have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 7 times - giving them the goals per game average of 1.17.
Their past results show that Shonan Bellmare:
- haven't won against Kawasaki Frontale when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 8 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 05/03/2016 shows that Kawasaki Frontale have won 3 of them & Shonan Bellmare 0, with the number of drawn results being 3.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 22 overall at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
The last league match between these clubs was J1 League match day 28 on 06/10/2019 when it ended Shonan Bellmare 0-5 Kawasaki Frontale.
The referee was Hiroyoshi Takayama.
Team News: Kawasaki Frontale
Jesiel (Muscle Injury), Kengo Nakamura (Knee Surgery) and Eisuke Fujishima (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) will be missing for Frontale boss Tōru Oniki.
Team News: Shonan Bellmare
Shonan manager Bin Ukishima has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Yuki Ohashi (Acromioclavicular Separation) and Tsukasa Umesaki (Torn Meniscus) can’t be considered.
When taking all factors into account, Shonan Bellmare have the ability to score a goal against this Kawasaki Frontale lineup, however that might not be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re going for a close game with a 2-1 victory for Kawasaki Frontale when all is said and done. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium (26,827)
Captain: Shogo Taniguchi
Chairman: Yoshihiro Warashina
Manager: Tōru Oniki
Competitions: J1 League position 1
🔑 Key Man: Tatsuya Hasegawa
Normally used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Tatsuya Hasegawa was born in Numazu, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Kawasaki Frontale in the 2016 season, the accomplished Midfielder has accumulated 3 league goals in the J1 League 2020 season so far coming from a total of 5 appearances.