Game information for J-League: Urawa Reds - Shimizu S-Pulse at Saitama Stadium 2002

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: Saitama Stadium 2002 (63700 seats)

J-League: Top level versus not good enough, at least based on the league table. Urawa Reds - Shimizu S-Pulse. Home win or a shock?

Insights:
  • Urawa Reds have the most matches under the total-line (21) in J-League
  • Shimizu S-Pulse have the fewest clean sheets (4) 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.

Urawa Reds are staying put; they can neither be promoted or relegated this season and are fighting only for positions. Shimizu S-Pulse are struggling to avoid relegation.

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Urawa Reds form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Saitama Stadium 2002 as Urawa Reds have scored 28 goals to get 40 points from 18 games. The overall stats in the J-League are 12-4-2 (wins-draws-losses). Hopes of three in a row are alive for Urawa after consecutive victories at their own ground.

The Urawa supporters enjoyed the previous match, watching their team host Yokohama F. Marinos in J-League and win 2-1. Midfield player Atsuki Ito got a match rating of 7.72 in that game, the max score being 10. Ito scored one goal.

Heartbreak before that as Urawa lost 0-1 at Kashima Antlers's place.

A decent goal production from Urawa in their home games so far, with 28 goals from 18 league matches. Urawa are not conceding a lot of goals here at Saitama Stadium 2002 in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 16 from 18 matches.

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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 18 points from 18 away games in the J-League. Shimizu S-Pulse only have 4 wins to counter their 8 defeats and 6 draws. The travelling fans think it's time that their travel expenses are covered with some points now, as Shimizu S-Pulse have lost on their last two travels.

Shimizu are travelling after their nice 1-0 home win in the J-League against Sanfrecce Hiroshima (placed 10th). The attacker Thiago Santana got a match rating of 7.63 in that game. Santana scored one goal and dribled past the opponent 5 of 7 times.

Preceding that match was the 2-2 draw at home vs Consadole Sapporo.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Shimizu have scored 19 goals in 18 league games away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. 26 goals have been conceded by Shimizu in these games.

Head 2 Head

The latest reported scoreline between these contenders is the Shimizu S-Pulse - Urawa 0-2 played earlier this season. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Urawa won seven games, three matches ended with a draw and Shimizu S-Pulse managed zero wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: seven / three

Top Goalscorers

Shimizu S-PulseT. Santos Santana
T. Santos Santana
13 goals
Urawa RedsK. Junker
K. Junker
9 goals
Urawa RedsA. Esaka
A. Esaka
5 goals

Urawa Reds missing players

Shimizu S-Pulse missing players

Urawa Reds Shimizu S-Pulse
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
36 18 6 Played P 5 18 36
18 12 5 Won W 1 4 8
8 4 0 Drew D 2 6 12
10 2 1 Lost L 2 8 16
45 28 13 Scored S 6 19 34
37 16 6 Conceded C 6 26 53
89% 89% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 94% 94%
72% 78% 83% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 78% 75%
36% 39% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 50% 47%
14% 17% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 22% 22%
11% 17% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 6% 3%
33% 39% 33% BTTS BTTS 80% 67% 50%
44% 50% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 6% 14%
33% 22% 17% Failed to Score F T 20% 33% 42%
 
4.6 4.4 3.8 Corners for (avg) C F 2.4 2.9 3.9
4.3 4.7 4.3 Corners against (avg) C A 5.2 5.4 5.1
0.7 0.5 0.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0.4 0.6
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
9.1 8.8 9.2 Shots (avg) S ( 6.6 8.5 9.7
3.6 3.8 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.6 3.3 3.7
34% 41% 54% Goal Efficiency G E 46% 32% 26%
 
10.2 9.1 8.3 Shots against (avg) S A 12 10.6 10.6
3.6 3 3.7 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4 3.8 4.1
Key stats in J-League this season:
  • Shimizu S-Pulse have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Shimizu S-Pulse have the fewest clean sheets (4) in J-League
  • Shimizu S-Pulse have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Urawa Reds have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Urawa Reds have the most matches under the total-line (21) in J-League

  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 36 27 7 2 76 26 18 15 3 0 35 13 18 12 4 2 41 13 50 88
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 36 23 6 7 79 34 18 13 3 2 45 11 18 10 3 5 34 23 45 75
3 Vissel Kobe 36 20 10 6 60 34 18 11 4 3 31 12 18 9 6 3 29 22 26 70
4 Nagoya Grampus 36 19 8 9 43 28 18 11 3 4 22 13 18 8 5 5 21 15 15 65
5 Kashima Antlers 36 19 6 11 60 36 18 9 4 5 31 20 18 10 2 6 29 16 24 63
6 Urawa Reds 36 18 8 10 45 37 18 12 4 2 28 16 18 6 4 8 17 21 8 62
7 Sagan Tosu 36 16 11 9 43 32 18 11 5 2 30 13 18 5 6 7 13 19 11 59
8 Avispa Fukuoka 36 14 10 12 40 35 18 10 2 6 24 16 18 4 8 6 16 19 5 52
9 Tokyo 36 14 7 15 47 52 18 8 2 8 30 26 18 6 5 7 17 26 -5 49
10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 36 11 13 12 39 38 18 5 6 7 18 21 18 6 7 5 21 17 1 46
11 Cerezo Osaka 36 12 9 15 44 48 18 7 5 6 24 27 18 5 4 9 20 21 -4 45
12 Consadole Sapporo 36 12 9 15 44 49 18 7 4 7 24 26 18 5 5 8 20 23 -5 45
13 Gamba Osaka 36 12 7 17 32 45 18 5 3 10 17 28 18 7 4 7 15 17 -13 43
14 Kashiwa Reysol 36 12 5 19 34 50 18 6 3 9 19 26 18 6 2 10 15 24 -16 41
15 Shonan Bellmare 36 7 15 14 36 40 18 3 10 5 13 14 18 4 5 9 23 26 -4 36
16 Shimizu S-Pulse 36 8 12 16 34 53 18 4 6 8 15 27 18 4 6 8 19 26 -19 36
17 Tokushima Vortis 36 9 6 21 31 51 18 4 5 9 16 20 18 5 1 12 15 31 -20 33
18 Oita Trinita 36 7 8 21 26 53 18 6 5 7 17 21 18 1 3 14 9 32 -27 29
19 Vegalta Sendai 36 5 12 19 29 59 18 3 6 9 12 22 18 2 6 10 17 37 -30 27
20 Yokohama 36 6 9 21 32 74 18 4 6 8 21 30 18 2 3 13 11 44 -42 27