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The J1 League fixture at NHK Spring Mitsuzawa Stadium on Wednesday sees hosts Yokohama FC play opponents Shimizu S-Pulse.
All Yokohama FC v Shimizu S-Pulse game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Yokohama FC go into this fixture following a 1-1 J1 League drawn match against Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
The only name on the scoresheet from Yokohama FC was Yuki Kobayashi (10'). Ezequiel (28') scored for Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Yokohama FC have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Yokohama have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 9 goals along the way. That sort of trend might not be carried forward into this game, though.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Consadole Sapporo in J1 League action, Shimizu S-Pulse and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only name on the scoresheet from Shimizu S-Pulse was Seok-Ho Hwang (5'). Anderson Lopes (17', 36'), Min-Tae Kim (40'), Jay Bothroyd (64') and Akito Fukumori (73') scored for Consadole Sapporo.
Proving their predisposition for productive encounters, goals have been celebrated 20 times in the previous six matches in which Shimizu S-Pulse have played, making it an average of 3.33 goals per meeting. Their opponents have managed 11 from this total.
Heading into this contest, Shimizu S-Pulse are without an away win for the past 5 league games.
Head to head
The last league meeting featuring these sides was J1 League match day 12 on 22/08/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Shimizu S-Pulse 2-3 Yokohama FC.
The match was refereed by Hiroyoshi Takayama.
Team News: Yokohama FC
Yusuke Matsuo (Acromioclavicular Separation) and Kensuke Sato (Meniscus Damage) won’t be available for Yokohama gaffer Takahiro Shimotaira. Kohei Tezuka will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Shimizu S-Pulse
In an otherwise healthy group, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Shimizu S-Pulse gaffer Peter Cklamovski to be concerned about. Hideki Ishige (Hamstring Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re of the view that Shimizu S-Pulse and Yokohama FC should both be able to score more than once here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
Let’s see how it plays out, but we expect to see goals and there is to be a real possibility it will end up level. We’re therefore anticipating a highly competitive game with a 2-2 score draw when the full-time whistle blows.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: NHK Spring Mitsuzawa Stadium (15,440)
Captain: Yuta Minami
Chairman: Kazuhiro Ueo
Manager: Takahiro Shimotaira
Competitions: J1 League position 14
🔑 Star Player: Yusuke Matsuo
Normally playing in the position, Yusuke Matsuo was born in Saitama, Japan. Having made a first senior appearance for Yokohama FC in the 2020 season, the gifted Midfielder has bagged 7 league goals in the J1 League 2020 season to date in a total of 20 appearances.