Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Shonan Bellmare
Japan – J. League
Date: Friday, 14th June 2019
Kick-off at 11.00 UK/ 12.00 CET
Venue: Edion Stadium Hiroshima (Hiroshima).
Hiroshima failed to make use of their extra man the last day, on the road against Sapporo. They did try their best, but all the team could obtain was a 1-0 loss.
The team is going through a bit of a rough patch, and it has affected their position in the table. Hiroshima will need to bounce back if they are to take back their top-tier standing.
Shonan comes into this match on top of back-to-back losses, the last coming against Yokohama. It was a wasted opportunity as the squad had the backing of the crowd, and the guests had to abandon their set plans due to the early substitution.
Recent form-wise, the four teams below Shonan is on a better standing, and if the charade is kept alive, the time is not far when side would find themselves in the relegation zone.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Shonan Bellmare Head-to-head (h2h)
- Hiroshima recorded the last 12 wins in a row.
- The last and only win Shonan has registered came back in 2003.
- Bellmare conceded two or more goals in the last five fixtures on the trot.
- Hiroshima has a 100% unbeaten record at home.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Shonan Bellmare Prediction
Shonan has just three wins from their last thirteen attempts and conceded two or more goals in the last four fixtures in a row. On the road, the team has been even more off-color this season. They lost seven of the last ten away ties and could return just five wins from the last 20 road trips.
Going on, the side conceded two or more goals in four of the last six such fixtures, and six of the last ten as well.
Most importantly, the reason why Hiroshima comes out as the favorite is the hugely skewed h2h stats. They recorded the last 12 wins in a row, and they have been unbeaten against this opponent since 2003. Also, at home, they have never lost an h2h encounter and scored two or more goals in ten of the last eleven meetings. In overall encounters, they are on a streak of five ties where this same feat was repeated.
As things stand, expect Hiroshima to ride their home advantage to a win over this set of visitors.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Shonan Bellmare Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Sanfrecce Hiroshima @ 1.40 (2/5)
Sanfrecce Hiroshima to Open the Scoring @ 1.60 (3/5).