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Shonan Bellmare will take to the pitch with guests Oita Trinita at Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka in this J1 League clash on Sunday.
All Shonan Bellmare v Oita Trinita match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Shonan Bellmare go into this game following on from a 0-0 J1 League drawn match vs Consadole Sapporo.
In that match, Shonan Bellmare had 41% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Consadole Sapporo had 17 shots at goal with 6 of them on target.
Matches featuring Shonan Bellmare have been quite unexciting ones lately with defensive steel almost becoming expected. Over their past half dozen games, the exceptionally low goal aggregate of 5 has been yielded between both them and their opponents at an average of 0.83 goals per match.
Their prior results show that Shonan Bellmare:
- have not emerged victorious against Oita Trinita in their last 6 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
- have not won at home in their last 4 league games. That's never good.
Oita Trinita come into this clash following a 1-0 J1 League win vs Shimizu S-Pulse in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Oita Trinita had 45% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Oita Trinita was Yamato Machida (38'). Shimizu S-Pulse had 11 shots at goal with 3 on target.
The attacking players from Oita Trinita have had real problems scoring goals over their previous six encounters, netting the poor return of only 3. In those fixtures, Oita have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 10. That sort of trend might not be carried forward into this game, of course.
Looking at their past form shows that Oita Trinita:
- remain unbeaten by Shonan Bellmare in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
Delving into past results between these clubs going back to 22/04/2017 reveals that these encounters have not been kind to Shonan Bellmare. They have not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever whereas Oita Trinita have been the better of the two, beating them in 67% of those ties.
An aggregate of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 4 of them for Shonan and 8 coming from Oita. The average goals per game has been 2.
The last league meeting featuring the two was J1 League match day 33 on 16/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Shonan Bellmare 1-2 Oita Trinita.
The match was refereed by Ryo Tanimoto.
Team News: Shonan Bellmare
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just one fitness concern for the Shonan Bellmare gaffer Bin Ukishima to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group. Daiki Hotta (Herniated Disc) is sidelined.
Team News: Oita Trinita
From a largely full-strength squad, there is just a single fitness problem for the Oita Trinita gaffer Tomohiro Katanosaka to be concerned about. Shun Yoshida (Fractured Hand) won’t be in action.
In this match, Oita Trinita are certainly able to find the net against this Shonan Bellmare team, however that possibly won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re predicting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning margin for Shonan Bellmare by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Definitely a tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka (15,380)
Captain: Takuya Okamoto
Chairman: Naohito Mizutani
Manager: Bin Ukishima
Competitions: J1 League position 15
🔑 Star Man: Ryo Takahashi
Normally deployed in the position, Ryo Takahashi was born in Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Nagoya Grampus in the 2016 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in the J1 League 2021 season to date from a total of 10 appearances.