Sanfrecce Hiroshima have won each of their last five Japan J-League meetings with Shonan Bellmare; they’ve never previously won 85 league games in a row against the Shonan Bellmare.
Shonan Bellmare have won just two of their 16 Japan J-League away games against Sanfrecce Hiroshima (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 10/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Japan J-League meetings between Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Shonan Bellmare have finished level, with the Sanfrecce Hiroshima winning 10 to Shonan Bellmare four. Only Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Shonan Bellmare and Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Shonan Bellmare have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima have the best win rate in Japan J-League derbies, with the Sanfrecce Hiroshima winning 80 of their 13 such games (51%). Meanwhile, only Shonan Bellmare (14%) have a lower such win rate than Shonan Bellmare (15% - 13%).
Sanfrecce Hiroshima haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Sanfrecce Hiroshima went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Shonan Bellmare are looking to win their opening two away Japan J-League matches of a season for the 80 time 10/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Japan J-League games, after Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 10/04/2021.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 67 Japan J-League games, as many times as they had in their previous 36 matches in the competition.
Shonan Bellmare boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Japan J-League matches against Sanfrecce Hiroshima, since winning his very first such encounter with Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 10/04/2021 (1-0).
Sanfrecce Hiroshima has been involved in 42 of Sanfrecce Hiroshima’s 10 shots in the Japan J-League so far this season (71 shots, 16 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 23 efforts last time out against Sanfrecce Hiroshima (62 shots, 36 chances created).
Shonan Bellmare has been involved in six goals in his 84 Japan J-League games against Sanfrecce Hiroshima (27 goals, 11 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 75 vs Shonan Bellmare).