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Cerezo Osaka will do battle with away team Kawasaki Frontale at Yanmar Stadium Nagai in the J1 League fixture on Saturday.
All Cerezo Osaka v Kawasaki Frontale game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Cerezo Osaka will be wanting a better result here after the 1-0 J1 League loss in their previous game against Kashiwa Reysol.
In that match, Cerezo Osaka had 56% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 0 on target. Kashiwa Reysol had 14 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Takuma Ominami (86') scored for Kashiwa Reysol.
Akio Kogiku's Cerezo Osaka have found the net a sum total of 5 times over their prior 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that they have conceded in that same time amounts to 5.
Going into this encounter, Cerezo Osaka have not registered a win against Kawasaki Frontale in their last 3 matches in the league.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Sagan Tosu in J1 League competition, Kawasaki Frontale and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Kawasaki Frontale managed 62% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Kawasaki Frontale was Leandro Damião (91'). For their opponents, Sagan Tosu got 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Yuto Iwasaki (3'), Noriyoshi Sakai (20') and Tomoya Koyamatsu (32') scored for Sagan Tosu.
In their previous half-dozen clashes, Kawasaki Frontale have amassed a tally of 9 goals. Kawasaki Frontale have additionally got on the scoresheet in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, their defenders have seen 6 goals go into their own net.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 10/11/2018 tells us that Cerezo Osaka have won 2 of these games and Kawasaki Frontale 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 24 in total which averages out at 4 goals per match.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was J1 League match day 11 on 03/03/2021 which ended up with the score at Kawasaki Frontale 3-2 Cerezo Osaka.
The match was refereed by Ryuji Sato.
Team News: Cerezo Osaka
The Cerezo Osaka manager Akio Kogiku does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Kawasaki Frontale
Due to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Kawasaki Frontale manager Tōru Oniki doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game.
Our feeling is that Cerezo Osaka will have to perform well to hit the back of the net against this Kawasaki Frontale lineup who should end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought 0-1 winning score for Kawasaki Frontale at the conclusion of the game.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yanmar Stadium Nagai (47,853)
Captain: Hiroshi Kiyotake
Chairman: Hiroaki Morishima
Manager: Akio Kogiku
Competitions: J1 League position 11
⭐ Key Man: Mutsuki Kato
Usually playing in the Centre Midfield position, Mutsuki Kato was born in Saitama, Japan. Having played his first senior match for Cerezo Osaka in the 2021 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed to score 7 league goals in this J1 League 2021 campaign to date from a total of 32 appearances.