HIR Vs OSA Dream 11 Prediction: Hiroshima Vs Cerezo Osaka Reds. Cerezo Osaka look to revert to winning ways after tasting their first defeat in the league.
They didn’t lose a single contest in three but come Nagoya and Osaka had to finally encounter defeat in the league. The 2-0 result was a disappointing showing but not one the side will massively beat itself about with the team still finding itself in third place.
The side has emerged as one of the stalwarts in the 2019-20 edition of J1 League, a side which will be looking to revert to winning ways when they take to the middle to face off against Hiroshima, side which ended the foregone edition of the marquee league adjacent to them.
And Hiroshima got off to a sensational start as well with the team propelling itself to two wins on the bounce before eventually hitting a rut. The congested schedule has been too tricky for them to traverse their way around with the team finding it a travesty to traverse its way around the congested new look schedule of the league.
Drained by the slew of ties they have to compete in every tie, Hiroshima are currently in a soup. However, this is a club which can’t be dismissed so easily, a side capable of challenging any team when functioning as a complete unit.
And we envision them returning to their impeccable best in this one with their defensive side of the game helping the side to a 1-0 lead.
Probable Playing 11
Keisuke Osako, Hayato Araki, Yuya Asano, Sho Sasaki, Hayao Kawabe, Yoshifumi Kashiwa, Tsukasa Morishima, Kohei Shimizu, Leandro Pereira, Douglas Vieira, Shun Ayukawa
Kim Jin-Hyeon, Yusuke Maruhashi, Riku Matsuda, Ayumu Seko, Yoichiro Kakitani, Lucas Mineiro, Hirofumi Yamauchi, Jun Nishikawa, Hiroaki Okuno, Bruno Mendes, Ken Tokura
J1 League 2020
Match: Hiroshima Vs Osaka
Date And Time: 18th July, Saturday- 1:30pm IST
Venue: Edion Stadium Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Top Goal Scorer
- Leandro: 3 Goals
- Okuno: 2 Goals
Sagan Vs Hiroshima: 0-0
Osaka Vs Nagoya: 0-2
Kim Jin-Hyeon from Osaka will be finding a place in our side as the shot stopper for the imminent tie. Ever since the foregone edition of the competition, the shot stopper has been in impeccable touch, a player who has made things extremely cumbersome for opponents, leaving them bereaved with his tenacious brand of goal-keeping.
Having let in a frugal two goals in four clashes including a cleansheet in their previous 0-0 draw, it was only rightful of us to indulge ourselves in a partnership from the home side. This trio has spearheaded the side’s challenge in the defensive ambit of the game, an electric partnership comprising of the diminutive and daunting Yuya Asano who has the one goal as well.
The duo of Hayato Araki and Sho Sasaki joins up, two players who have sullied oppositions with their insatiable hunger for immersing themselves in cleansheets.
With a goal in his kitty, Tasukasa Morishima has had a fair hand to play in making this Hiroshima side such a formidable team. The side has gone onto hit 7 goals in just four matches, a figure responsible for the side opening their sortie in the 2020 edition of the league with two wins on the spin.
He’s going to be paired alongside the duo of Hayao Kawabe and Yoshifumi Kashiwa, two well endowed names, players capable of quashing any team with their rousing endeavours. Elsewhere, Osaka will see us rope in a player once again from their side with us opting for Hirofumi Yamauchi.
Hiroshima’s top scorer in the league with the three goals in his kitty already, the meticulous Leandro Pereira has been in gripping touch this season. And up against a side that was hit for two the last time around, the player will be fanciful of his chances of adding to that already impressive tally.
The opposition meanwhile will also see us indulge in the services of their top scorer with two goal striker Bruno Mendes becoming the first name to grace our team from the side along with the palace of Hiroaki Okuno who has the one goal.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With the most goals between the two teams, it was only right to captain Leandro while Tasukasa is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Kim, Araki, Sasaki, Asano, Kawabe, Yamauchi, Morishima, Kashiwa, Mendes, Okuno, Leandro
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.