The J1 League match at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium on Saturday will see home team Kashiwa Reysol playing against Sagan Tosu.
All Kashiwa Reysol v Sagan Tosu game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below – as well as the best betting odds.
Kashiwa Reysol will play in this match following on from a 0-0 J1 League drawn match versus Shimizu S-Pulse.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Kashiwa Reysol haven’t conceded. The reality is that Reysol have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 10 goals during that time.
Heading into this fixture, Kashiwa Reysol have not emerged victorious against Sagan Tosu in their last 2 league matches.
Previously, Sagan Tosu drew 1-1 in the J1 League tie with Consadole Sapporo.
The only player to score from Sagan Tosu was Tiago Alves (55'). Jay Bothroyd (63') was the scorer for Consadole Sapporo.
A run of reliable showings from the Sagan Tosu defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their previous 6 clashes overall. In that time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 7. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Sagan Tosu:
- haven’t beaten Kashiwa Reysol when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten by Kashiwa Reysol when they’ve played them away from home in the last 4 league games. A very good run of results for them.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 22/10/2016, there has been little to separate the clubs with Kashiwa Reysol winning 2 of those games, Sagan Tosu 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
In all, 17 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 of them from Reysol and 8 belonging to Sagan Tosu. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league game featuring the two was J1 League match day 16 on 13/09/2020 and the score finished Sagan Tosu 2-1 Kashiwa Reysol.
The referee was Yudai Yamamoto.
Team News: Kashiwa Reysol
Sachiro Toshima (Fibula Fracture), Kosuke Nakamura (Lumbago) and Yuji Takahashi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Reysol gaffer Nélsinho Baptista.
Team News: Sagan Tosu
Due to a mostly full-strength squad, there’s only a single fitness issue for the Sagan Tosu boss Myung-Hwi Kim to contend with. Hideto Takahashi (Elbow Injury) won’t be playing here.
For this match, we think that Kashiwa Reysol are likely to have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
Conversely, Sagan Tosu may well find it hard to score themselves but do we see them converting at least once.
We’re therefore expecting to see a comfortable 3-1 margin for Kashiwa Reysol at the end of the 90 minutes.
What are the top odds for this match?
Checking the latest betting odds for this match on the win-draw-win market, staking on Kashiwa Reysol is best priced at 1.77, going for the game finishing all-square is 4.06 and putting your money on a victory for Sagan Tosu can be had at 4.26. Those are the most competitive market prices that can be secured at this very moment.