Cerezo Osaka VS Consadole Sapporo - J-League Division 1 Match Preview

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Match Time:9/9/2020 18:30 Wednesday(GMT+8)

J-League Division 1 -- Cerezo Osaka VS Consadole Sapporo

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TEAM NEWS

For Cerezo Osaka, Yuta Toyokawa is not in full training and should be considered doubtful with a knee injury while Leandro Desabato suffered a muscle pull in training and is being diagnosed.

 

Kosuke Shirai is Hokkaido Consequence Sapporo's only reported injury.

 

Cerezo Osaka

Suspended: None

Doubtful: Yuta Toyokawa (knee), Leandro Desabato (muscle)

Injured/Unavailable: None

 

Consadole Sapporo

Suspended: None

Doubtful: None

Injured/Unavailable: Kosuke Shirai (Hamstring)

 

MATCH PREVIEW

MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN

 

Ken Tokura opened the scoring just after half time for Cerezo Osaka last weekend, then debutant substitute Shota Fujio ended the scoring. In between there was an own goal, with great credit to Tatsuhiro Sakamoto for creating it, to leave the score Cerezo Osaka 3-0 Urawa Reds. With just two defeats all season, Cerezo have shown they deserve to be where they are, in 2nd place in the league, and have solid players all over the field. If Cerezo Osaka can start to score more goals, as they did against a hapless Urawa Reds, then we really might start to see a challenge for the top spot.

 

Consadole Sapporo went down 2-0 at home to Sanfrecce Hiroshima last weekend. Chanathip was rested, which limited the movement up front of the team and also Jay Bothroyd started, despite missing training in the week with Lumbago. He honestly looked as if he could hardly move and did nothing of consequence. After a six-game unbeaten run in league play in July made us feel the team was going places, they have now failed to win in seven league games, conceding 19 goals in those games.

 

Cerezo Osaka are by far the better team right now and they should secure a home win.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

In the league matches between these two teams last season each team won their away game.

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