Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Cerezo Osaka
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 6 July 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Edion Stadium Hiroshima (Hiroshima).
Osaka has been performing fantastically well in the last several match-days. They managed to win four of their last five fixtures and currently are on a winning streak of two.
Their offense might have to step up their game a notch if this momentum needs to be converted into something big. But for now, the squad sits in a comfortable position in the table.
Almost the same is the case of counterparts Hiroshima. Their form might not be on par with their visitors for this match-day, but they surely have a relaxed spot in league standings, and the even more good news is that they have a match in hand.
Contrary to popular trend though, they have experienced some hiccups at home, with them going through a three-tie losing run, before the win the last day over Shonan.
Hiroshima vs Cerezo Osaka Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last eleven wins went to Hiroshima.
- The last three games saw away wins.
- The last five fixtures at this venue had under 2.5 goals.
- Nine of the last ten overall ties also had the same fate.
Hiroshima vs Cerezo Osaka Prediction
Despite their good form, Osaka has had some troubles on the road. At this point, they have been winless in ten of their last fourteen matches and failed to score in three of their last five away from home. Also, seven of the last eleven h2h wins had gone to the other side, and they completed the majority of those even without the home advantage.
Importantly, disregarding the recent stumbles, overall, Hiroshima has performed well in front of their home crowd. If they are able to overcome the mental barrier due to the three-game losing run they went through in such conditions, the win is for theirs to take. The side had actually won seven of their last ten home appearances.
Going on, the chances for the tie to become a goal-fest are extremely low. The last five clashes at this venue and nine of the last ten – all had two or fewer goals, with BTTS being an extremely rare occurrence. In fact, in the last seven years, only once have either side get their name on the scorecard.
As such, expect another one of their low goal-scoring affairs this Saturday.
Hiroshima vs Cerezo Osaka Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60
Double Chance: Sanfrecce Hiroshima or Draw @ 1.45.