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Cerezo Osaka will take to the pitch with away side Nagoya Grampus at Yanmar Stadium Nagai in this J1 League game on Saturday.
Our Cerezo Osaka v Nagoya Grampus predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Cerezo Osaka will be hoping for a better result following the 1-4 J1 League loss in their previous game against Kawasaki Frontale.
In that game, Cerezo Osaka managed 47% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Cerezo Osaka was Hiroaki Okuno (80'). At the other end, Kawasaki Frontale got 14 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Leandro Damião (5', 40'), Marcinho (49') and Ten Miyagi (85') scored for Kawasaki Frontale.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Cerezo Osaka have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Cerezo Osaka have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 9 goals along the way.
Coming into this clash, Cerezo Osaka haven't won against Nagoya Grampus in their last 3 matches in the league.
Nagoya Grampus will come into the meeting following on from a 1-3 J1 League win in the defeat of Gamba Osaka in their most recent game.
In that game, Nagoya Grampus managed 46% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Nagoya Grampus, the scorers were Jakub Świerczok (8', 29') and Yōichirō Kakitani (22'). On the other side, Gamba Osaka got 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. Patric (53') was the scorer for Gamba Osaka.
The stats tell the story, and Nagoya Grampus have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals overall. In defence, Nagoya Grampus have not been doing too well. We will just have to find out if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Coming into this contest, Nagoya Grampus haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes stretching back to 06/11/2018 shows us that Cerezo Osaka have won 1 of them and Nagoya Grampus 5, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
A sum of 10 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 3 for Sakura and 7 belonging to N. Grampus. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The last league contest featuring these sides was J1 League match day 13 on 08/05/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Nagoya Grampus 1-0 Cerezo Osaka.
In that game, Nagoya Grampus had 48% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Yutaka Yoshida (66').
Cerezo Osaka got 10 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Yudai Yamamoto.
Team News: Cerezo Osaka
The Cerezo Osaka manager Akio Kogiku has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all before this clash with a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Nagoya Grampus
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Nagoya Grampus manager Massimo Ficcadenti does not have any fitness worries to report coming into this match.
We’re thinking that Cerezo Osaka may well find it hard to score goals against this Nagoya Grampus lineup who will likely get the vital goal that wins it.
That’s why our selection here is for a very even match with a 0-1 winning score for Nagoya Grampus at the end of the 90.
Little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yanmar Stadium Nagai (47,853)
Captain: Hiroshi Kiyotake
Chairman: Hiroaki Morishima
Manager: Akio Kogiku
Competitions: J1 League position 11
⭐ Key Man: Tatsuhiro Sakamoto
Generally taking up the position, Tatsuhiro Sakamoto was born in Tokyo, Japan. After making a first senior appearance for Cerezo Osaka in the 2020 season, the accomplished Midfielder has contributed 6 league goals in this J1 League 2021 season so far from a total of 31 appearances.