Nagoya Grampus Eight vs Shimizu S-Pulse
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Toyota Stadium (Toyota City).
Either team is at different ends of the table but is currently going through respective runs which are in contradiction to their positions on the table. Shimizu is trying to avoid getting involved in the relegation-dogfight and hopes that they could keep on going with their four-match unbeaten run.
The sheer number of goals that the team has conceded so far might come to haunt them though, with them conceding 33 so far, while no one else in the entire league has gone past 25.
Nagoya, meanwhile, is just two points away from the Champions League spots but will have to put an end to their four-match winless run. Their last match saw them playing out a draw with Oita, but the fact that they were on the road, and made a comeback after trailing at half-time, deserves appreciation.
Nagoya Grampus Eight vs Shimizu S-Pulse Head-to-head (h2h)
- 11 of the last 12 matches had goals by both teams.
- Nine of the last twelve ties had Nagoya scoring two or more goals.
- 16 of the last 17 clashes at this venue saw both teams getting on the scoresheet.
- Five of the last six encounters at this stadium had the hosts registering two or more goals.
Nagoya Grampus Eight vs Shimizu S-Pulse Prediction
Whenever these teams have met, a goal-fest has been in order. 11 of the last 12 overall h2h ties had goals at either end of the pitch, and 16 of the last 17 at this venue had the same stat to show as well.
Nagoya found the back of the net in 22 of their last 25 matches, and in 20 of their last 22 at home. The team had an 18-game run where they found the back of the net in front of their home crowd.
Shimizu, on the other hand, did the same in their last five fixtures, and in 17 of their last 20 on the road.
As such, expect goals from both sides, and especially from Grampus, considering their home advantage. Moreover, they registered two or more goals in nine of their last twelve h2h home ties, and in 13 of their last 19 games at home this season. It’s logical to expect them to find the net at least twice this weekend.
Nagoya Grampus Eight vs Shimizu S-Pulse Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Nagoya Grampus Eight @ 1.75 (3/4).