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Shimizu S-Pulse vs Nagoya Grampus prediction, betting odds & free tips (15/05/2021)

The league table would suggest this game will be an easy win for Nagoya Grampus. Do we agree? Find out with our Shimizu S-Pulse vs Nagoya Grampus match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

Our betting tips for Shimizu S-Pulse vs Nagoya Grampus

Nagoya Grampus are sitting at one end of the table with Shimizu S-Pulse looking behind them at the other. It should make for an intriguing affair. Here are our top tips.

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

Nagoya Grampus to bring home three points

Nagoya Grampus position in the table might be slightly over inflated owing to the fact they’ve played a few games more than some around them but they’ll be too good for Shimizu S-Pulse even if their form of late has wobbled.  Grampus have only won two of five but their away form is good with six wins and two draws from their last 10 road matches. Shimizu S-Pulse have only managed one win from their last 10 matches – against lowly Vegalta Sendai. The head to head history doesn’t read kindly for Shimizu S-Pulse either, Nagoya Grampus have won the last three.

There won’t be loads of goals

These sides might be having different fortunes on the pitch in terms of results but one similarity they do have is the fact that neither Shimizu S-Pulse or Nagoya Grampus have served up free scoring football. Over the course of the season so far they rank amongst the worst teams in respect of the total goals per game. Shimizu S-Pulse have averaged 2.1 per match with Nagoya Grampus coming in at an even lower 1.9; only three teams rank below that. What about more recently? Three of the last five matches for both sides have been under the 2.5 mark.

Someone will fail to score

Our last prediction highlighted the fact that neither side’s matches are a lot of goals so suggesting one side might blank shouldn’t blow your mind. For Nagoya Grampus, they’ve only shipped 12 goals in their 16 games this season so will fancy their chances of keeping it tight against a Shimizu S-Pulse side that have averaged 0.8 goals scored per game. The fact Shimizu S-Pulse have failed to score in five of their last 10 is hardly going to change that either. Equally, Shimizu S-Pulse won’t be too fearful of Nagoya Grampus attack. They’ve only scored 19 this season and have recorded two blanks in their last four.

Pre-match stats for Shimizu S-Pulse vs Nagoya Grampus

Japan J-League
Shimizu S-Pulse
VS
Nagoya Grampus
May 15, 2021
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Shimizu S-Pulse vs Nagoya Grampus

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15/05/21
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Shimizu S-Pulse
Shimizu S-Pulse
0 - 3
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Nagoya Grampus
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Nagoya Grampus
Nagoya Grampus
3 - 1
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Shimizu S-Pulse
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Shimizu S-Pulse
Shimizu S-Pulse
0 - 3
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Nagoya Grampus
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Shimizu S-Pulse
Shimizu S-Pulse
1 - 2
Nagoya Grampus
Nagoya Grampus
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Shimizu S-Pulse
Shimizu S-Pulse
3 - 2
Nagoya Grampus
Nagoya Grampus

Shimizu S-Pulse

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Shimizu S-Pulse
Shimizu S-Pulse
1 - 0
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Fukuyama City FC
06/06/21
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Kashima Antlers
Kashima Antlers
2 - 1
Shimizu S-Pulse
Shimizu S-Pulse
02/06/21
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Shimizu S-Pulse
Shimizu S-Pulse
0 - 1
Kashima Antlers
Kashima Antlers
30/05/21
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Yokohama F-Marinos
Yokohama F-Marinos
2 - 1
Shimizu S-Pulse
Shimizu S-Pulse
26/05/21
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Shimizu S-Pulse
Shimizu S-Pulse
3 - 0
FC Tokyo
FC Tokyo

Nagoya Grampus

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09/06/21
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Nagoya Grampus
Nagoya Grampus
5 - 0
Mitsubishi Mizushima
Mitsubishi Mizushima
30/05/21
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Urawa Red Diamonds
Urawa Red Diamonds
0 - 0
Nagoya Grampus
Nagoya Grampus
26/05/21
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Nagoya Grampus
Nagoya Grampus
0 - 1
Vegalta Sendai
Vegalta Sendai
22/05/21
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Tokushima Vortis
Tokushima Vortis
0 - 0
Nagoya Grampus
Nagoya Grampus
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Nagoya Grampus
Nagoya Grampus
0 - 2
Kashima Antlers
Kashima Antlers

Shimizu S-Pulse vs Nagoya Grampus Preview: Another defeat for Shimizu S-Pulse?

Shimizu S-Pulse

Last season Shimizu S-Pulse struggled massively and with 13 played so far this campaign it looks like more of the same. Goals have been hard to come by with Thiago Santana their top scorer on four. With the two sides below them having games in hand, it’s already making for nervy watching.

Nagoya Grampus

Like Shimizu S-Pulse, Nagoya Grampus aren’t a million miles off where they finished last season. The big difference is they were mixing it up at the right end of the table. If they’re to remain in the hunt for a Champions League spot it’s their defence that will be doing the heavy lifting – again.

Shimizu S-Pulse vs Nagoya Grampus FAQ

Shimizu S-Pulse vs Nagoya Grampus prediction

  • Who is the favourite? Nagoya Grampus
  • When is kick off? 6 AM GMT
  • Where is the game being played? IAI Stadium Nihondaira