Urawa Red Diamonds vs Shimizu S-Pulse
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 1 August 2020
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Saitama Stadium (Saitama).
Urawa gained their senses back in the game with their last win and will try to build on that victory to climb further in the league table. Shimizu only had their first win of the campaign so far last time out, and it will not be the brightest form for an away game.
Urawa Red Diamonds vs Shimizu S-Pulse Match preview
Urawa has lost only 2 of their 7 matches in the campaign. They picked themselves up from the double loss with a 0-2 away win against Yokohama FC in their previous league clash.
The Reds have lost only one of their three home matches until now, and that was in their last attempt at home. They have scored only one goal at home but conceded 4 in a single game.
On the contrary, Shimizu has been winless for their past seven away games with just one draw in their most recent outing. They have lost two of the three tours this season, giving away only one clean sheet.
Unbeaten in their last two clashes after a six-game winless streak, the S-Pa will visit after a 4-2 win at home against Oita Trinita in their last match in the campaign.
Urawa Red Diamonds vs Shimizu S-Pulse Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams have averaged 2.8 goals in their 19 fixtures since 2010. Reds have averaged 1.7 goals as their contribution, while Shimizu has averaged 1.1 goals in the same period.
- Four of their 19 fixtures in the last decade have ended in a draw. The host has won 10 games in their schedule, and S-Pa has 5 wins in the record.
- The Reds have been unbeaten in their last 11 fixtures in the campaign and are also undefeated at home for the past five matches with just two draws in it.
- Their previous encounter was in October 2019, and Urawa was the host in that game too. That fixture in J1 League ended with a 2-1 home win for Reds.
Urawa Red Diamonds vs Shimizu S-Pulse Prediction
Shimizu S-Pulse has won only one of their league clashes until now and is 9 points behind the home team in the league table. They possibly have no chance in turning the tables over at Saitama.
Urawa faced some defeats recently, but they were against stronger sides in the mix. Besides, it will only slow them. But with an 11 game unbeaten record in h2h meetings, the Reds are still the favorites.
The Reds have scored little in the campaign lately and we can expect a 2-1 scoreline favoring Urawa at Saitama stadium as the most probable case in ninety minutes.
The tip for under 3.5 goals will be the best bet for the punters. The home win in full-time and the host to win either half of the game will also be suitable options to yield decent returns.
Urawa Red Diamonds vs Shimizu S-Pulse Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Urawa Red Diamonds to win either half @ 1.44 (4/9).
Full-time result: Urawa Red Diamonds @ 1.75 (3/4).