Shimizu S-Pulse vs Kashiwa Reysol match preview: Even contest expected at IAI Stadium Nihondaira

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 06:00 (UTC)
Venue: IAI Stadium Nihondaira (20339 seats)

J-League: Shimizu S-Pulse are 2 points short of Kashiwa Reysol, but are fully set to go full throttle. Get this show on the road!

Insights:
  • Shimizu S-Pulse have the the worst goal difference (-12) at home in J-League
  • Kashiwa Reysol have the fewest dropped points from leading position (2) in J-League

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Shimizu S-Pulse form and stats

The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the J-League this season. Shimizu S-Pulse have only managed 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses from their games here at IAI Stadium Nihondaira.

A strong away win for Shimizu against Avispa Fukuoka the last match, as Thiago Santana and Carlinhos Junior were on target. Shuichi Gonda loved the game against Avispa Fukuoka. With a stunning six saves the goalkeeper played a huge part in the 2-1 victory. Goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda got the top rating on the team in that game; 7.43 out of ten. Gonda stopped the opponent with six saves.

Preceding that match was a defeat to Vissel Kobe (0-2).

This is expected to be a close game, with Shimizu S-Pulse perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Shimizu S-Pulse as a small favourite), we find eleven games. Shimizu S-Pulse has won three of these, drawn two and lost six.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Shimizu here at IAI Stadium Nihondaira in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (12 from 15 games). Shimizu have conceded 24 from these games.

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Kashiwa Reysol form and stats

5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses. That’s the product of Kashiwa Reysol playing as the away team in the J-League this season.

Kashiwa's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Vegalta Sendai that finished 1-1. Attacker Kamiya Yuta got a player rating of 8.0 in the game. "Man of the match" Yuta scored one goal and hit four key passes.

A 1-2 defeat away at Gamba Osaka before that.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Kashiwa Reysol playing away and similar expectations, we found seven relevant matches. Results were six Kashiwa Reysol wins, zero draws and one defeat.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Kashiwa as they have only managed to score 13 times from 15 away games in the league. 17 goals have been conceded by Kashiwa in these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The duelists have met earlier this season: Kashiwa Reysol - Shimizu 1-2. Shimizu-Kashiwa Reysol H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Shimizu S-Pulse four wins, Kashiwa Reysol four wins, two draws. six of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

ShimizuT. Santos Santana
T. Santos Santana
11 goals
Kashiwa ReysolC. da Silva
C. da Silva
6 goals
Kashiwa ReysolM. Hosoya
M. Hosoya
3 goals

Shimizu S-Pulse missing players

Kashiwa Reysol missing players

Shimizu S-Pulse Kashiwa Reysol
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
31 15 3 Played P 6 15 31
7 3 1 Won W 3 5 10
11 5 2 Drew D 1 2 4
13 7 0 Lost L 2 8 17
31 12 5 Scored S 8 13 31
45 24 2 Conceded C 6 17 43
94% 93% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 97%
81% 80% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 53% 68%
48% 47% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 27% 48%
19% 20% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 17% 7% 13%
3% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 17% 7% 6%
55% 33% 33% BTTS BTTS 50% 40% 52%
13% 20% 67% Clean Sheets C S 33% 20% 16%
39% 53% 33% Failed to Score F T 17% 40% 35%
 
3.9 5 4.3 Corners for (avg) C F 5.2 4.8 5.1
5.1 4.6 7.7 Corners against (avg) C A 3.7 4.9 4.7
0.6 0.9 0.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.7 1.2 0.9
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
9.4 10 9 Shots (avg) S ( 11.2 9.7 10
3.6 3.7 3.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.8 3.7 3.5
28% 21% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 28% 24% 29%
Key stats in J-League this season:
  • Kashiwa Reysol have the fewest dropped points from leading position (2) in J-League
  • Kashiwa Reysol haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Shimizu S-Pulse have the the worst goal difference (-12) at home in J-League
  • Shimizu S-Pulse have won significantly more corners at home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Kawasaki Frontale 32 25 6 1 69 21 16 14 2 0 33 12 16 11 4 1 36 9 48 81
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 31 21 6 4 67 28 15 11 3 1 35 9 16 10 3 3 32 19 39 69
3 Vissel Kobe 31 16 9 6 50 30 15 8 4 3 25 10 16 8 5 3 25 20 20 57
4 Nagoya Grampus 32 17 6 9 35 24 16 10 2 4 18 11 16 7 4 5 17 13 11 57
5 Urawa Reds 31 16 6 9 36 32 15 10 3 2 20 13 16 6 3 7 16 19 4 54
6 Kashima Antlers 32 16 5 11 53 34 16 8 3 5 30 20 16 8 2 6 23 14 19 53
7 Sagan Tosu 31 14 9 8 38 29 15 9 4 2 25 11 16 5 5 6 13 18 9 51
8 Avispa Fukuoka 31 13 7 11 38 33 16 9 1 6 22 15 15 4 6 5 16 18 5 46
9 Tokyo 32 13 7 12 42 40 15 7 2 6 25 22 17 6 5 6 17 18 2 46
10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 32 11 12 9 38 31 17 5 6 6 17 17 15 6 6 3 21 14 7 45
11 Consadole Sapporo 31 12 6 13 40 43 16 7 2 7 23 25 15 5 4 6 17 18 -3 42
12 Cerezo Osaka 32 10 9 13 40 42 16 6 5 5 21 22 16 4 4 8 19 20 -2 39
13 Kashiwa Reysol 31 10 4 17 31 43 16 5 2 9 18 26 15 5 2 8 13 17 -12 34
14 Gamba Osaka 31 9 6 16 25 39 16 4 3 9 15 25 15 5 3 7 10 14 -14 33
15 Shimizu S-Pulse 31 7 11 13 31 45 15 3 5 7 12 24 16 4 6 6 19 21 -14 32
16 Tokushima Vortis 31 8 5 18 25 43 16 4 4 8 15 18 15 4 1 10 10 25 -18 29
17 Shonan Bellmare 31 5 12 14 30 37 16 2 9 5 11 13 15 3 3 9 19 24 -7 27
18 Oita Trinita 31 6 6 19 21 48 16 5 5 6 13 18 15 1 1 13 8 30 -27 24
19 Vegalta Sendai 31 4 11 16 24 50 15 2 5 8 9 19 16 2 6 8 15 31 -26 23
20 Yokohama 31 5 7 19 25 66 15 3 5 7 16 25 16 2 2 12 9 41 -41 22