Consadole Sapporo – Shimizu S-Pulse:
Consadole are flying high after their performance in the 3-3 draw away vs Cerezo last round and will try to build on that here. They lost 0-3 away vs Kofu in the cup midweek, but fielded a b-squad there.
Shimizu are off to a great start, and have looked very good going forward with their quick counter-attacking playstyle. That might work well here too, as Consadole’s defence have been prone to counter-attacks before.
Consadole are strong at home though, and won all 3 matches vs Shimizu last season and I give them a good chance for 3 points here. More interestingly are the total though, and Over 2,25 seems like a golden bet.
Consadole Expected Starting Lineup:
35Shindo* – 20Kim – 5Fukumori (I)
14Komai – 8Fukai – 10Miyazawa (I) – 38Suga
18Chanathip(I) – 41Miyoshi
DF Kikuchi (R)
DF Kawai (/S/R)
Expected Starting Lineup Shimizu:
28Tatsuta – 3Hwang Seok Ho – 4Freire – 25Matsubara
14Kusukami* – 17Kawai(I) – 6Takeuchi – 30Kaneko
23Kitagawa – 20Crislan
DF Kamata (S/R)
DF Noda (S/R)
MF Mizutani (S)
MF Nishimura (S)
AM Ishige (R/I)
Prediction: 2-1 or 3-1
Over 2,25 @ 1,89 (15 units)