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Shimizu Pulse to score first
Over 2.5 goals
Avispa Fukuoka will host Shimizu S-Pulse on Saturday 17th September for a league duel. This will be the 30th game of the season for both sides, a fixture that is important for both teams. Read on to bet on the best free Avispa Fukuoka vs Shimizu S-Pulse predictions by Football Ground Guide.
Avispa Fukuoka vs Shimizu S-Pulse Free Match Predictions
While Avispa Fukuoka is second-last on the J-League table, they can still mount a strong challenge to avoid getting relegated. A win in this game should be enough to earn the hosts a spot above the red zone. However, with no league victory in 8 games, the question is can they get the three points against S-Pulse? Our best free Avispa Fukuoka vs Shimizu S-Pulse predictions are:
Shimizu S-Pulse to open the scoring
Two clean sheets and only one loss for Shimizu in the last five is a better record than Avispa’s one draw, no clean sheet and four losses in the last five league outings. Our first tip is a Avispa to score first.
Both teams to score
Avispa needs points to survive the cut. So, even with a poor form, they have done quite well in scoring goals at home games. They scored in four of their last five home games. Most importantly, Avispa found the target in all the two previous home meetings with Shimizu.
Over 2.5 goals
Lastly, over 2.5 goals is a good market to bet on. The clash is likely to yield at least 3 goals at full-time. All the last three meetings had a high scoreline and only two of six previous meetings had fewer goals.
Avispa Fukuoka vs Shimizu S-Pulse Match Preview
Avispa Fukuoka is currently in the 17th spot or the second-last position on the J-League table. However, they tie at 16 points with Vissel Kobe in 16th place (relegation playoffs). The hosts have a chance to move further up the table. However, with no win against Shimizu S-Pulse in previous meetings, Avispa could find it hard to come off their shambles. These teams have had 6 encounters, four of which were won by Shimizu while the other two ended in a stalemate.
Shimizu S-Pulse has never lost a match to Avispa Fukuoka. They have scored at least twice in four of the previous 6 meetings with Avispa. Most importantly, Shimizu scored at least a goal against the hosts in all the previous duels while Avispa couldn’t do that in two games. The visitors have a better form than Avispa ahead of this clash, especially in the last five games. They lost only once and have two clean sheets in the last five matches.
Avispa Fukuoka vs Shimizu S-Pulse H2H, Odds and Form
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FAQs- Avispa Fukuoka vs Shimizu S-Pulse
Where will the Avispa Fukuoka vs Shimizu S-Pulse match take place?
Best Denki Stadium in Fukuoka, Japan
What time will Avispa Fukuoka vs Shimizu S-Pulse match begin?
11:00 GMT on matchday
Which is our favourite side to win the game?
We expect a narrow victory in favour of the visitors.