Shonan Bellmare – Sanfrecce Hiroshima:
Shonan only got 2 wins so far this season but have played fairly well. They suffered narrow losses vs Tokyo, Cerezo and Consadole ( 3 form-teams), but showed in the 1-1 draw vs Kawasaki and the 2-1 win vs Kashima that they can do well against strong teams too.
Hiroshima continues to impress, and is definitely a team that has to be taken seriously by now. They struggled for a while against Marinos at home last round, but 2 late goals saw them win 3-1 in the end. Their defence have been hugely impressive with only 2 goals conceded so far.
Shonan are unbeaten at home this season, and although it’s dangerous to go against Hiroshima at this point I find some value on the 1×2 on Shonan here.
Shonan Expected Starting Lineup:
13Yamane – 4Andre Bahia (I) – 8Ono
36Okamoto – 6Ishikawa – 29Sugioka – 11Takahashi
18Matsuda – 23Takayama
AM Kikuchi (I)
Expected Starting Lineup Hiroshima:
33Wada – 4Mizumoto – 2Nogami* – 19Sasaki*
30Shibasaki – 6Aoyama – 15Inagaki – 18Kashiwa
39Patrick – 9Kudo
DF Chiba (R)
DF Takahashi (R)
DF Niwa (S/R)
Prediciton: 0-1 or 1-1
Shonan 1×2 @ 4,20 (10 units)