Evenly matched teams: Kyoto Sanga vs Shimizu S-Pulse match preview

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sat 14.May
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: Sanga Stadium by Kyocera

Most people believe in Kyoto Sanga in this game against Shimizu S-Pulse, but the away side will fight to the finish. Here's our complete match preview!

Insights:
  • Kyoto Sanga have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Shimizu S-Pulse have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Kyoto Sanga form and stats

The story so far in the J-League for Kyoto Sanga at their home stadium (Sanga Stadium by Kyocera) is 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats.

Kyoto Sanga are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 0-1 away versus Consadole Sapporo.

1-1 away at Nagoya Grampus before that.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Kyoto Sanga have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found six matches with the results: Won two, drawn two and lost two.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Kyoto as they are travelling to their away game against Kashiwa Reysol in the Nabisco Cup. That match is four days after this one.

8 goals have been conceded.

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Shimizu S-Pulse form and stats

As the visiting team in J-League matches, Shimizu S-Pulse have produced an overall stat of 2-2-2 so far.

Home advantage was not enough for Shimizu S-Pulse in their previous game as they lost hosting Kawasaki Frontale, 0-2. Tatsuta, who plays in defense, got the "man of the match" on his team with the rating 7.75. Tatsuta hit one key pass and won 6 of 6 duels.

Prior to that result Shimizu S-Pulse won their away game at Shonan Bellmare. The scoreline was 4-1.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found six similar matches played by Shimizu S-Pulse in our archives, and the results are: three wins for Shimizu S-Pulse, two draws and one defeat.

A new game in only four days for Shimizu, the Nabisco Cup home match versus Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Busy days.

Shimizu S-Pulse find the net regularly in their away games. 8 goals from 6 away fixtures in the league. Shimizu S-Pulse have conceded 7 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

As for the last nine games between these two teams, there's two Kyoto Sanga victories, one draw and six Shimizu S-Pulse wins. Over/under statistics; six of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

KyotoP. Utaka
P. Utaka
8 goals
Shimizu S-PulseY. Suzuki
Y. Suzuki
3 goals
Kyoto SangaT. Ogiwara
T. Ogiwara
2 goals

Kyoto Sanga missing players

Shimizu S-Pulse missing players

Kyoto Sanga Shimizu S-Pulse
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
12 6 2 Played P 1 6 12
4 2 1 Won W 0 2 2
4 1 0 Drew D 1 2 6
4 3 1 Lost L 0 2 4
14 6 2 Scored S 0 8 13
13 8 4 Conceded C 0 7 16
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 83% 83%
67% 50% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 83% 83%
25% 33% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 42%
25% 33% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 17% 25%
8% 17% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 17% 8%
58% 50% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 67% 67%
17% 17% 50% Clean Sheets C S 100% 17% 17%
25% 33% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 33% 33%
 
3.6 3.7 2.5 Corners for (avg) C F 2 4.2 4.1
5.7 4.8 3.5 Corners against (avg) C A 5 5.3 5
1.2 1.3 0.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0.5 0.5
2 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
7.9 8.2 8 Shots (avg) S ( 6 9.3 9.4
3 3.3 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 3.7 3.8
39% 30% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 36% 28%
 
10.2 9.7 16.5 Shots against (avg) S A 12 13 12.7
4.6 5.2 9 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 2 6.3 5.2
Key stats in J-League this season:
  • Kyoto Sanga have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Kyoto Sanga haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Shimizu S-Pulse have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Kashima Antlers 12 8 1 3 17 12 7 4 1 2 8 8 5 4 0 1 9 4 5 25
2 Kawasaki Frontale 11 7 2 2 17 12 5 4 0 1 6 5 6 3 2 1 11 7 5 23
3 Yokohama F. Marinos 11 6 3 2 19 12 7 5 2 0 14 6 4 1 1 2 5 6 7 21
4 Kashiwa Reysol 11 6 1 4 13 11 5 3 0 2 7 7 6 3 1 2 6 4 2 19
5 Tokyo 11 5 3 3 11 10 5 3 2 0 7 2 6 2 1 3 4 8 1 18
6 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 12 4 5 3 15 12 7 3 2 2 8 5 5 1 3 1 7 7 3 17
7 Cerezo Osaka 12 4 5 3 16 14 6 1 2 3 5 9 6 3 3 0 11 5 2 17
8 Consadole Sapporo 12 3 8 1 10 11 6 2 4 0 5 3 6 1 4 1 5 8 -1 17
9 Sagan Tosu 11 3 7 1 14 7 5 2 3 0 8 2 6 1 4 1 6 5 7 16
10 Kyoto Sanga 12 4 4 4 14 13 6 2 1 3 6 8 6 2 3 1 8 5 1 16
11 Avispa Fukuoka 12 3 6 3 10 7 7 1 5 1 6 3 5 2 1 2 4 4 3 15
12 Gamba Osaka 12 3 5 4 14 15 7 2 2 3 10 10 5 1 3 1 4 5 -1 14
13 Shimizu S-Pulse 12 2 6 4 13 16 6 0 4 2 5 9 6 2 2 2 8 7 -3 12
14 Nagoya Grampus 12 2 5 5 10 14 6 2 3 1 7 6 6 0 2 4 3 8 -4 11
15 Jubilo Iwata 12 2 5 5 15 20 5 1 3 1 7 7 7 1 2 4 8 13 -5 11
16 Urawa Reds 10 2 4 4 11 10 5 2 2 1 9 5 5 0 2 3 2 5 1 10
17 Shonan Bellmare 12 1 4 7 6 16 5 0 2 3 2 8 7 1 2 4 4 8 -10 7
18 Vissel Kobe 11 0 4 7 5 18 4 0 1 3 1 6 7 0 3 4 4 12 -13 4