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Kawasaki Frontale come up against visiting side Avispa Fukuoka at Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium in the J1 League match on Saturday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Kawasaki Frontale v Avispa Fukuoka can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Kawasaki Frontale will be looking for another win after the 0-2 J1 League victory over Shimizu S-Pulse.
In that game, Kawasaki Frontale had 62% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Kawasaki Frontale, the scorers were Yasuto Wakizaka (14') and Marcinho (32'). At the other end, Shimizu S-Pulse had 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Matches with Kawasaki Frontale have proved to be absorbing ones lately with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past six games, a total of 21 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 18 of those coming from Kawasaki Frontale.
In their last game, Avispa Fukuoka drew 0-0 in the J1 League tie with Shonan Bellmare.
In that match, Avispa Fukuoka had 53% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 on target. Shonan Bellmare got 5 shots at goal with 2 on target.
A run of steadfast showings from the Avispa Fukuoka defensive unit has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their past 6 fixtures in total. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 10. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 09/07/2011 shows that Kawasaki Frontale have won 3 of them & Avispa Fukuoka 2, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A sum of 21 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 12 of them from Frontale and 9 coming from Avispa. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The last league contest featuring the two was J1 League match day 26 on 25/08/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Avispa Fukuoka 1-0 Kawasaki Frontale.
On that occasion, Avispa Fukuoka managed 26% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Jordy Croux (66').
For their opponents, Kawasaki Frontale had 16 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Hiroyuki Kimura.
Team News: Kawasaki Frontale
Jesiel (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Ryota Oshima (Torn Ankle Ligament), Chanathip Songkrasin (Calf Strain) and Kyohei Noborizato (Thigh Muscle Strain) aren’t available for Kawasaki Frontale gaffer Tōru Oniki.
We think that Kawasaki Frontale will possibly employ a 4-1-2-3 system for this game, beginning the first half with Sung-Ryong Jung, Miki Yamane, Shogo Taniguchi, Shintaro Kurumaya, Asahi Sasaki, Kento Tachibanada, Yasuto Wakisaka, Daiya Tono, Akihiro Ienaga, Leandro Damiao and Marcinho.
Team News: Avispa Fukuoka
Owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Avispa Fukuoka manager Shigetoshi Hasebe doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
We’re of the thinking that Avispa Fukuoka will likely begin the game with a 4-4-2 lineup, giving starts to Masaaki Murakami, Yota Maejima, Tatsuki Nara, Douglas Grolli, Takaaki Shichi, Jordy Croux, Shun Nakamura, Hiroyuki Mae, Sotan Tanabe, Juan Delgado and Yuya Yamagishi.
Kawasaki Frontale will more than likely be able to score a couple against Avispa Fukuoka, who might well find it a difficult task scoring.
We reckon that it will be a decent 2-0 winning score for Kawasaki Frontale when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium (26,827)
Captain: Shogo Taniguchi
Chairman: Yoshihiro Warashina
Manager: Tōru Oniki
Competitions: J1 League position 2
⭐ Star Man: Leandro Damião
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Leandro Damião was born in Jardim Alegre, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Internacional in the 2010 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 3 league goals in this J1 League 2022 season so far from a total of 11 appearances.