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Shimizu S-Pulse vs Nagoya Grampus Preview, Live Match & Predictions

Shimizu S-Pulse vs Nagoya Grampus Preview, Live Match & Predictions

Let us see some predictions as well as preview of professional experts about Shimizu S-Pulse vs Nagoya Grampus match the 26th round of 2019 J-League 1.

Shimizu S-Pulse vs Nagoya Grampus match information

Time: 18:30 (GMT+8) on September 13th

Venue: IAI Stadium Nihondaira, Shimizu, Shizuoka

Competition: 26th round of 2019 J-League 1

Live channels: International: Bet365; Japan: DAZN

In the J-League round 26, Shimizu S-Pulse will take on Nagoya Grampus Eight at home with the goal of getting 3 points to break away from the relegation group and also to overcome its rivals on the rankings. This is the goal within the reach of the host team because they have won many times against the opponent in recent meetings.

Host Shimizu S-Pulse is ranked 13th on the chart with 29 points, with only two points higher than the team ranked 16th, the position at risk of relegation has 2 points, the team of Shinoda Yoshiyuki are still not assured about one J-League slot to next year. Therefore, they still need to play well in the remaining rounds to be able to decide their own destiny. With the recent poor performance when losing 2 of the last 3 matches, the Shimizu S-Pulse players will have to play very determined to improve their performance. Next to Nagoya Grampus Eight at home, their opponent has a very good confrontation record recently, the possibility of Shimizu S-Pulse will have 3 points to end the recent series of games not won.

Eight Nagoya Grampus are ranked 9th on the chart, but they are only 2 points ahead of their rival Shimizu S-Pulse. With recent coach Kazama Yahiro's team not performing at a high level when they have lost in the last two rounds, visiting a team like Shimizu S-Pulse will be an extremely difficult challenge.

In the last 10 encounters between the two teams, Shimizu is having 5 victories over Nagoya, the remaining 3 draws and 2 wins between Nagoya. Even in the last 4 encounters, Shimizu is still unbeaten with the number of victories up to 3 consecutive games and the remaining is a single draw. In the most recent reception for Nagoya, Shimizu defeated Nagoya with a score of 2-0. With such a confrontation result, it is not difficult for the experts to believe that the home team will continue to win against Nagoya.

Shimizu S-Pulse vs Nagoya Grampus possible lineups:

Shimizu S-pulse: Okubo, Matsubara, Futami, Yoshimoto, Tatsura, Takeuchi, Augusto, Nishizawa, Kawai, Nakamura, Douglas.

Nagoya Grampus: Lagerak, Yoshida, Maruyama, Makatani, Miyahara, Izumi, Yonemoto, Schmidt, Maeda, Hasegawa, Mateus.

Score prediction: Shimizu S-Pulse 1-0 Nagoya Grampus