Shimizu S-Pulse – Sanfrecce Hiroshima:
Difficult match to predict, but Shimizu are flying high at the moment after that 5-1 win over arch-rivals Iwata last round. Their form is quite good with 4 wins in their last 6 matches, but they have to do without key FW Douglas for this one, and important MF Kawai is also struggling and will start on the bench.
Hiroshima are without a win on their last 5 matches in all competitions, and things are not going well for them at the moment. They need to turn it around asap as Kawasaki are showing no signs of stopping up.
This match can go both ways, but I have Hiroshima as the favorites despite their poor form. They know they need 3 points, so it should be another interesting live-match and I think we could see some goals here.
No value pre-game though on the overs, but it’s worth taking Shimizu 1×2 although the price have already dropped a bit.
Expected Starting Lineup Shimizu:
28Tatsuta – 3Hwang Seok Ho –4Freire – 25Matsubara
30Kaneko – 29Ishige –10Shirasaki – 6Takeuchi
20Crislan* – 23Kitagawa
DF Kamata (S/R)
DF Ito (S/R)
MF Musaka (S/R)
MF Kawai (I)
Expected Starting Lineup Hiroshima:
33Wada – 4Mizumoto –2Nogami – 19Sasaki
30Shibasaki – 6Aoyama(I) –15Inagaki – 36Kawabe
9Kudo – 39Patrick(I)
MF Kawamura (S/R)
MF Morisaki (S/R)
Prediction: 2-1 or 1-2
Shimizu 1×2 @2,99 (50 units)