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Sagan Tosu vs Consadole Sapporo: The show of Chanathip Songkrasin

Sagan Tosu vs Consadole Sapporo: The show of Chanathip Songkrasin

Taking on Sagan Tosu in the first match of the 2020 J League Cup can be a good chance for Thai Messi to prove himself.

Sagan Tosu vs Consadole Sapporo match information

Time: 13:00 (GMT+8) on February 16th

Venue: Tosu Stadium

Competition: 2020 J League Cup

After failing to win the J League Cup in the 2019 season, Consadole Sapporo starts a new journey in this competition by the match against Sagan Tosu.

In the last event, Consadole Sapporo advanced to the final match, however, they were beaten by Kawasaki Frontale. Consequently, they are aiming to win the competition, and a victory over Sagan Tosu will be the first step to do that.

Compared to Sagan Tosu, the other two rivals of Consadole Sapporo at the group stage namely Yokohama FC and Sanfrecce Hiroshima are harder to beat. In this game, Thai Messi Chanathip Songkrasin will play a vital role as an attacking midfielder as he did in previous matches.

In terms of Sagan Tosu, although they managed to stay in the J1 League last year, the chance for them to continue doing it is very small. As a result, it seems that they will concentrate on J1 League matches instead of other events.

In other words, it is a great chance for Consadole Sapporo to win over their opponent in the first match of the J League Cup.

If they want to be sure to have an easy victory, the only thing that they should do is to mark Sangan Tosu's striker Victor Ibarbo, who used to play for AS Roma and Watford before moving to Japan.

Sagan Tosu vs Consadole Sapporo potential lineups:

Sagan Tosu: Taku Akahoshi, Hiromu Mitsumaru, Masato Fujita, Yuzo Kobayashi, Kazuki Anzai, An Yong Woo, Riki Harakawa, Akito Fukuta, Cho Dong Geon, Victor Ibarbo, Yohei Toyoda.

Consadole Sapporo: Gu Sung Yun, Kim Min Tae, Naoki Ishikawa, Ryosuke Shindo, Daiki Suga, Chanathip Songkrasin, Shogo Nakahara, Kazuki Fukai, Lucas Fernandes, Anderson Lopes, Jay Bothroyd.

Sagan Tosu vs Consadole Sapporo score predictions: 1-2