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Sanfrecce Hiroshima are at the Edion Stadium Hiroshima for their next J1 League fixture. They host Cerezo Osaka in a six-point affair that can decide the fate of midtable positions.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Cerezo Osaka: Top Free Betting Tips
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- Market: Match Result
- Our tip: Sanfrecce Hiroshima
- Odds: 23/20
- Market: Over/Under 2.5
- Our tip: Over 2.5
- Odds: 137/100
- Market: Both teams to score
- Our tip: Yes
- Odds: 21/20
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Sanfrecce Hiroshima to Win
The Viola strengthened their bid to enter the top half of the table with a comprehensive 0-3 victory over Kashiwa Reysol. They will not look to disrupt Cerezo Osaka's plans at the Edion Stadium. The Sakura has lost their last two matches in the J League and fatigue is catching up with them as AFC Champions League engagements also pile up. Our confidence in a Sanfrecce Hiroshima victory also has roots in their historical meetings, where they have won the last two meetings against the same host.
Total Goals: Over 2.5
Two of the last three duels between Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Cerezo Osaka have finished with at least three goals on offer. This trend is also witnessed in Viola's recent form, where three of their last four league fixtures saw Over 2.5 total goals in regulation time. With the visitors from Osako on a rut and in dire need of revitalization, we are predicting a battling affair with goals for fans and neutrals alike.
Both Teams to Score: Yes
In the last seven matches involving Cerezo Osaka, a clean sheet has been observed for the participants. The Sakura has failed to score on four occasions and has shut out their rivals in the remaining three. The same cannot be said about Sanfrecce Hiroshima, who have allowed their rivals to score against them in four of their last five fixtures. Moreover, three of their last four duels have seen both sides get on the scoreboard.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Cerezo Osaka: Team News and Match Preview
The hattrick for Douglas Vieira against Kashiwa Reysol was all that Sanfrecce Hiroshima needed to add more distance between themselves and the Sun Kings. Hiroshi Jofuku will want a similar performance from his charges, where they scored in both halves, against Cerezo Osaka. They can rely on their defence to hold their own but the Sakura can cause them concern given their prolific form in front of the goal. Junior Santos with seven goals and two assists will be the key to their success.
While Viola will be celebrating their midtable position, Akio Kogiku will be ruing their bottom half of the points table ranking. The Sakura finished fourth last season but akin to neighbouring Gamba Osaka have struggled to stand up to their rivals all season. Their participation in the AFC Champions League is also taking its toll as fatigue sets in at the crunch time of the season. Kogiku will want an improved return from star midfielder Tatsuhiro Sakamoto, who has six goals and five assists this season.
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FAQs regarding Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Cerezo Osaka Coverage and Accessibility
When is the match scheduled?
The match will take place on 22 September 2021 at 12:00 GMT.
Where is the game being played?
Edion Stadium Hiroshima.
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