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The J1 League fixture at Yamaha Stadium on Saturday sees home team Júbilo Iwata up against opponents in Cerezo Osaka.
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Júbilo Iwata will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 4-0 J1 League defeat in their last game at the hands of Consadole Sapporo.
In that match, Júbilo Iwata had 37% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Consadole Sapporo got 18 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Akito Fukumori (10'), Gabriel Xavier (21'), Tomoki Takamine (90') and Tsuyoshi Ogashiwa (96') scored for Consadole Sapporo.
A common trait of recent Júbilo Iwata games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their prior 6 matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on BTTS would have been a losing one. Despite that, it remains to be seen if such a trend will continue on in this upcoming match.
Their previous form shows that Júbilo Iwata:
- are winless against Cerezo Osaka in their last 8 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Cerezo Osaka go into this encounter following on from a 0-1 J1 League win versus Urawa Red Diamonds in their previous game.
In that game, Cerezo Osaka managed 38% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Cerezo Osaka was Mutsuki Kato (24'). Urawa Red Diamonds had 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Cerezo Osaka, three or more goals have been struck. The average goals scored per game during that time is 2.83, with the number of goals averaged by Cerezo Osaka equalling 1.5.
Coming into this meeting, Cerezo Osaka haven't been beaten by Júbilo Iwata in away games against them for the last 5 league matches. An impressive run.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 19/08/2017 shows that Júbilo Iwata have won 0 of them & Cerezo Osaka 3, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
An aggregate of 13 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 from Júbilo Iwata and 9 created by Sakura. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league contest between these clubs was J1 League match day 12 on 06/05/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Cerezo Osaka 2-1 Júbilo Iwata.
That day, Cerezo Osaka managed 51% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The scorer was Seiya Maikuma (32', 40').
Júbilo Iwata had 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Fabián González (79') scored.
The match was refereed by Yusuke Araki.
Team News: Júbilo Iwata
The Júbilo Iwata manager Akira Ito has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Ricardo Graça and Fabián González.
Team News: Cerezo Osaka
Cerezo Osaka boss Akio Kogiku has to currently contend with reduced team options. Chaowat Veerachat (Fitness), Yusuke Maruhashi (Knee Surgery) and Riki Harakawa (Acromioclavicular Separation) will miss out on this game.
We’re of the view that Júbilo Iwata will have to perform well to register a score against this Cerezo Osaka lineup who should score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re going for a 0-1 winning margin for Cerezo Osaka at the end of the 90.
It should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yamaha Stadium (15,165)
Captain: Kentaro Oi
Chairman: Masaru Ono
Manager: Akira Ito
Competitions: J1 League position 18
⭐ Star Man: Yūki Ōtsu
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Yūki Ōtsu was born in Japan. Having made a first senior appearance for Kashiwa Reysol in the 2008 season, the talented Forward has hit 3 league goals in the J1 League 2022 season so far in a total of 22 appearances.