Evenly matched teams: Shonan Bellmare vs Shimizu S-Pulse match preview

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sat 19.September
Match begins: 09:30 (UTC)
Venue: Shonan BMW Stadium Hiratsuka (15200 seats)

An important duel in the bottom section of the J-League, with both Shonan Bellmare and Shimizu S-Pulse experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 17th and the visitors in 18th place.

Shimizu S-Pulse could be less fresh than the hosts in this fixture, as they played a J-League game only three sleeps ago. That game, against Yokohama F. Marinos, was also an away game. It's a tiring schedule for Shimizu S-Pulse.

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Shonan Bellmare form and stats

With 1 J-League win, 2 draws and 4 defeats from their home games, Shonan Bellmare, who have the fewest scored goals (4) at home in J-League, are certainly not brimming with confidence.

A good away victory last time out for Shonan Bellmare, who won 1-0 against Gamba Osaka (placed 9th). A 2-2 draw away before that, with Oita Trinita the opponent.

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 Shonan Bellmare have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found nine matches with the results: Won three, drawn two and lost four.

There will be little rest for Bellmare after this match as they are travelling to Kashima Antlers for a J-League game in only four days.

Bellmare have scored 4 league goals here from 7 matches, not a lot. On the other hand, Bellmare have conceded 7 goals.

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Shimizu S-Pulse form and stats

There's been little loot from Shimizu S-Pulse's travels as they have only collected 3 points from 8 away games in the J-League. Shimizu S-Pulse, who have the most conceded goals (40) in J-League, only have 0 wins to counter their 5 defeats and 3 draws. Football is a nightmare at the moment for Shimizu who have suffered through a seven match losing streak. If there's light at the end of the tunnel it's certainly not visible for the supporters. The pressure to perform on the road is increasing on P. Cklamovski, the Shimizu manager, as the last three away games were defeats.

Shimizu lost away at Yokohama F. Marinos (0-3) in their previous game and are perhaps starting to feel homesick. Preceding that, the 1-2 home loss versus Kashima Antlers.

Shimizu S-Pulse lost heavily in their last match (against Yokohama F. Marinos as mentioned above) and the damage happened in the first half. Something did not go right in the pre-game preparations.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found 14 similar matches played by Shimizu in our archives, and the results are: five wins for Shimizu S-Pulse, four draws and five defeats.

A new game in only four days for Shimizu S-Pulse, the J-League home match versus Urawa Reds. Busy days.

Goals are few and far between in Shimizu S-Pulse's away league games. Only 4 goals from 8 travels. Shimizu have conceded 19 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: four - two - four (Bellmare wins - draws - Shimizu S-Pulse wins). As for goals, seven matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

BellmareN. Ishihara
N. Ishihara
5 goals
Shimizu S-PulseC. de Souza Júnior
C. de Souza Júnior
5 goals
Shimizu S-PulseS. Kaneko
S. Kaneko
3 goals

Shonan Bellmare missing players

Shimizu S-Pulse missing players

Shonan Bellmare Shimizu S-Pulse
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
15 7 2 Played P 2 8 17
2 1 0 Won W 0 0 2
3 2 1 Drew D 2 3 3
10 4 1 Lost L 0 5 12
14 4 0 Scored S 1 4 21
26 7 1 Conceded C 1 19 40
93% 86% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 88% 94%
53% 29% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 88% 94%
47% 14% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 76%
40% 14% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 38% 47%
27% 14% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 29%
47% 29% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 76%
20% 29% 50% Clean Sheets C S 50% 12% 6%
40% 57% 100% Failed to Score F T 50% 50% 24%
 
3.3 3.2 4.5 Corners for (avg) C F 5 5.8 6.1
6.6 7 7.5 Corners against (avg) C A 3 7.2 5.7
1.6 1.7 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 0.6 0.9
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
92 44 19 Total Shots T S 7 40 155
36 16 6 Shots on Target S O 2 13 52
33% 12% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 15% 33%
Key stats in J-League this season:
  • Shimizu S-Pulse has the fewest points (3) away in J-League
  • Shimizu S-Pulse has the fewest scored goals (4) away in J-League
  • Shimizu S-Pulse has the most conceded goals (40) in J-League
  • Shimizu S-Pulse has the most conceded goals in the first half (18) in J-League
  • Shimizu S-Pulse has the most conceded goals in the second half (22) in J-League
  • Shimizu S-Pulse has the the worst goal difference (-15) away in J-League
  • Shimizu S-Pulse has the the worst goal difference (-19) in J-League
  • Shimizu S-Pulse have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Shimizu S-Pulse have yet to win a game away.
  • Shimizu S-Pulse is in the worst form (0-0-6)
  • Shonan Bellmare has the fewest points from losing position (0) in J-League
  • Shonan Bellmare has the fewest scored goals (4) at home in J-League
  • Shonan Bellmare has the fewest scored goals in the first half (3) in J-League
  • Shonan Bellmare have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won at 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 Kawasaki Frontale 17 14 2 1 52 16 9 8 1 0 28 8 8 6 1 1 24 8 36 44
2 Cerezo Osaka 17 12 3 2 26 14 8 5 2 1 10 3 9 7 1 1 16 11 12 39
3 Tokyo 18 9 5 4 32 24 8 4 0 4 13 13 10 5 5 0 19 11 8 32
4 Nagoya Grampus 15 8 3 4 24 15 7 4 1 2 13 9 8 4 2 2 11 6 9 27
5 Kashima Antlers 17 8 3 6 28 24 7 3 3 1 13 10 10 5 0 5 15 14 4 27
6 Urawa Reds 16 8 3 5 24 28 8 3 3 2 8 10 8 5 0 3 16 18 -4 27
7 Kashiwa Reysol 16 8 2 6 32 24 8 4 0 4 19 15 8 4 2 2 13 9 8 26
8 Yokohama F. Marinos 18 7 3 8 34 31 10 5 1 4 22 15 8 2 2 4 12 16 3 24
9 Gamba Osaka 15 7 2 6 21 21 8 3 0 5 8 12 7 4 2 1 13 9 0 23
10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15 6 3 6 23 19 7 3 2 2 14 9 8 3 1 4 9 10 4 21
11 Vissel Kobe 18 4 8 6 26 30 10 1 4 5 14 20 8 3 4 1 12 10 -4 20
12 Oita Trinita 17 5 4 8 20 26 8 2 3 3 7 11 9 3 1 5 13 15 -6 19
13 Consadole Sapporo 17 4 5 8 23 34 8 1 3 4 11 18 9 3 2 4 12 16 -11 17
14 Yokohama 16 5 2 9 21 33 9 3 1 5 12 18 7 2 1 4 9 15 -12 17
15 Sagan Tosu 13 3 5 5 12 15 7 2 3 2 7 6 6 1 2 3 5 9 -3 14
16 Vegalta Sendai 15 2 5 8 15 28 8 0 3 5 7 16 7 2 2 3 8 12 -13 11
17 Shonan Bellmare 15 2 3 10 14 26 7 1 2 4 4 7 8 1 1 6 10 19 -12 9
18 Shimizu S-Pulse 17 2 3 12 21 40 9 2 0 7 17 21 8 0 3 5 4 19 -19 9