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Shimizu S-Pulse is currently 9th on the J-League table after three games. However, the hosts haven’t proved they can compete at the highest level so far after just one win and a draw. Can they pile more damages on the struggling Cerezo Osaka? Read our match preview for a detailed analysis and free predictions for this match.
Our Free Predictions for Shimizu S-Pulse vs Cerezo Osaka
Shimizu S-Pulse won the last meeting with Cerezo Osaka and hope they can get back to back victories against the visitors since 2017/18 season. Our best three predictions for this J-League match are as follows:
Shimizu to score first @ 6/5 (2.20)
If not for an own goal that Shimizu S-Pulse gifted Cerezo Osaka in the last meeting, the hosts would have scored the first goal in the five of the six encounters. Still, scoring first in four of those meetings means there is a good chance Shimizu S-Pulse will score first. Home advantage should be a crucial factor in this game and with that, backing the hosts to open the scoring is not far-fetched.
BTTS @ 9/10 (1.90)
We are tipping the possibility of both teams scoring in this game. Shimizu S-Pulse may have lot their last league engagement against Yokohama FM but they only failed to score against Cerezo Osaka in only one of the last five meetings. The visitors have only failed to score once in their last five engagements across all competitions. Moreover, only one out of the last five meetings didn’t record goals on both ends.
Over 2.5 @ 23/20 (2.15)
The prospect of having a winner in this J-League Round 4 fixture is high. And since we have backed both teams to score on matchday, over 2.5 is a good pick for this game. Note that there were at least three goals in four of the last five matchups between these teams.
Shimizu S-Pulse vs Cerezo Osaka J-League Fixture Preview
This is a fixture between an average team and one that is struggling to get results in the new J-League season. Read our preview for more details about the game.
At 9th place, the hosts have four points from three games, which doesn’t auger well with their chances of being a competitive outfit this season. The hosts are 12th in home performance after getting a draw from their only home match this season. A second home game should come with some hopes of bagging a second win in four games this season.
Like Shimizu S-Pulse, Cerezo Osaka comes to this game with a defeat in their last J-League engagement. The defeat came on the back of four-unbeaten run, two of which were wins. And looking at how both sides have fared in recent games, Cerezo Osaka have a tough match ahead given that the hosts had gone unbeaten in 8 games. A draw in the only game so far complicates things for the visitors even though they boast a slightly better run against Shimizu in previous meetings.
Shimizu S-Pulse vs Cerezo Osaka: the Best Betting Odds and Stats
For the latest team stats and the best betting odds for Shimizu S-Pulse vs Cerezo Osaka, check the tables below.
FAQs regarding Shimizu S-Pulse vs Cerezo Osaka
Where is the J-League match venue?
The venue for this game is IAI Stadium Nihondaira in Shizuoka, Japan.
What are the current league standings of these teams?
Shimizu S-Pulse is currently 9th while Cerezo Osaka is 17th on J-League table after three games.
What time will Shimizu S-Pulse host Cerezo Osaka for this game?
The game will start at 08:00 GMT +3 on Saturday, 12th March 2022.