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Shonan Bellmare are the guests at Paloma Toyota Stadium on Saturday for the J1 League showdown with home team Nagoya Grampus.
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Nagoya Grampus will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-0 J1 League success over FC Tokyo.
The only player to score from Nagoya Grampus was Mateus (95').
Their most recent results highlight the fact that not much more can be done by the Nagoya Grampus backline. N. Grampus have been mean at the back, resulting in the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their previous 6 matches standing at 4.
Coming into this contest, Nagoya Grampus are undefeated in their last 7 home league matches.
Shonan Bellmare will go into the meeting following a 0-2 J1 League win over Vissel Kobe in their most recent outing.
For Shonan Bellmare, the goals were scored by Takuya Okamoto (77') and Mitsuki Saito (84').
A sequence of resolute displays by the Shonan Bellmare defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their last 6 clashes in total. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 9. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Analysis of their past results shows that Shonan Bellmare:
- have not been beaten by Nagoya Grampus in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 15/10/2017 shows that Nagoya Grampus have won 2 of them & Shonan Bellmare 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
An aggregate of 14 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 7 from N. Grampus and 7 coming from Shonan. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was J1 League match day 11 on 19/08/2020 when it finished Shonan Bellmare 0-1 Nagoya Grampus.
The match was refereed by Shinji Murakami.
Team News: Nagoya Grampus
Ryogo Yamasaki (Ligament Injury), Aria Jasuru Hasegawa (Tibia Fracture) and Mu Kanazaki (Cruciate Ligament Injury) aren’t available for N. Grampus boss Massimo Ficcadenti.
Team News: Shonan Bellmare
Shonan boss Bin Ukishima has multiple availability issues to deal with. Toichi Suzuki (Tonsillitis), Naoki Ishihara (Cheekbone Fracture), Yuki Ohashi (Collarbone fracture) and Kazuki Oiwa (Fractured Eye Socket) are not able to play.
Nagoya Grampus will probably fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding against Shonan Bellmare, who might well find it a difficult task to score themselves.
We can therefore see a 2-0 win for Nagoya Grampus when the full-time whistle blows.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Paloma Toyota Stadium (20,223)
Captain: Yuichi Maruyama
Chairman: Koki Kinishi
Manager: Massimo Ficcadenti
Competitions: J1 League position 3
⭐ Key Man: Naoki Maeda
Typically played in the Striker position, Naoki Maeda was born in Saitama, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Tokyo Verdy in the 2012 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 6 league goals in the J1 League 2020 season so far in a total of 25 appearances.