Shonan Bellmare vs Cerezo Osaka
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 1 August 2020
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Shonan BMW Stadium Hiratsuka (Hiratsuka).
Cerezo Osaka has been looking to make it big, but they have been dropping points in the table. With Shonan Bellmare as the host, the visitor will have a chance to close in on the three points as the host is not at their best form in the campaign.
Shonan Bellmare vs Cerezo Osaka Match preview
The 1-0 win at home against Kashima two games before was Shonan’s only win in the league. They have 5 losses in their 7 fixtures in the campaign schedule.
Their previous encounter was on the road and they lost to Kawasaki with a 3-1 scoreline last time out.
Three of their four home matches in the league this season ended as winless matches. The host has scored only 3 goals against the 4 goals conceded in the same period.
In the meantime, Cerezo has been on a wonderful run in their away games with four unbeaten games in their away schedule including two wins in the league away appearances this season.
C-Osaka has lost only one of their seven league fixtures in the schedule. They are unbeaten in the last three matches and will visit after a 1-1 draw on the road against Sagan Tosu last time out.
Shonan Bellmare vs Cerezo Osaka Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams will meet after the J1 League clash in November earlier last year. Cerezo hosted the game and won with a 1-0 scoreline.
- Since 2010, they have met 10 times overall. The host has won only once, and Osaka has 7 wins in that period. Only two of their matches since the last decade have ended in a draw.
- The teams have averaged 2.8 goals in their past 10 meetings. With 4 clean sheets, Osaka tops the scoring with an average of 1.9 goals while the host has averaged 0.9 goals.
- The visitor has been unbeaten in their recent four fixtures and also has just lost once in their past five visits with a two-game unbeaten streak away from home.
Shonan Bellmare vs Cerezo Osaka Prediction
Cerezo Osaka’s unbeaten trend in their last four away games in the campaign shows hope in the chance for an away win. Besides, they have also stayed unbeaten in the last two visits to the host in h2h clashes.
Shonan Bellmare has been dropping points lately and are already ten points behind Osaka in the league table, which will reflect in their performance in the encounter.
The host hasn’t expressed a sturdy form at home and is probably devoid of any ground advantage in the game, having won just one of their three home matches so far in the league.
The away win is a viable option for the ninety minutes at 2.00 odds, but for a safer approach in the game, the draw no bet over Cerezo Osaka with 1.44 odds will be the best option for the punters.
Shonan Bellmare vs Cerezo Osaka Betting tips
Draw no bet: Cerezo Osaka @ 1.44 (4/9).
Alternate bet: Cerezo Osaka to win @ 2.00 (1/1).
Cerezo Osaka to win either half @ 1.57 (4/7).