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Oita Trinita meet visiting opponents Cerezo Osaka at Showa Oita Bank Dome in this J1 League meeting on Wednesday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Oita Trinita v Cerezo Osaka are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Oita Trinita will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-0 J1 League victory vs Kawasaki Frontale.
The only scorer from Oita Trinita was Naoki Nomura (36').
Over their past six fixtures, Tomohiro Katanosaka's Oita Trinita have hit the back of the net 5 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match of 0.83.
Analysis of their past results shows that Oita Trinita:
- are winless against Cerezo Osaka in their previous 8 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Sanfrecce Hiroshima in J1 League action, Cerezo Osaka and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The stats tell the story, and Cerezo Osaka have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals overall. At the back, Sakura have some weaknesses to address. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Leading up to this clash, Cerezo Osaka:
- remain undefeated by Oita Trinita in away games against them for the last 5 league matches. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results going back to 05/10/2013 tells us that these encounters have been pretty painful for Oita Trinita. They’ve not been able to register any victories at all while Cerezo Osaka have been too good for them, finishing as winners in 67% of those match-ups.
A combined sum of 9 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 1 from Oita and 8 coming from Sakura. That is an average goals per game value of 1.5.
The last league contest featuring the two was J1 League match day 1 on 22/02/2020 when it ended Cerezo Osaka 1-0 Oita Trinita.
The match was refereed by Minoru Tojo.
Team News: Oita Trinita
Yuki Kagawa (Meniscus Damage), Seigo Kobayashi (Metatarsal Fracture) and Ryosuke Maeda (Sprained Ankle) will not be taking part for Oita gaffer Tomohiro Katanosaka.
Team News: Cerezo Osaka
From a largely healthy squad, there’s just the sole fitness issue for the Cerezo Osaka gaffer Miguel Lotina to be concerned about. Shu Mogi (Corona virus) misses out for this game.
We feel that over the course of the game, Oita Trinita might have a difficult job to breach the defence of this Cerezo Osaka side who should score & stay on top.
We’re therefore seeing a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 winning margin for Cerezo Osaka at the conclusion of the game.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Showa Oita Bank Dome (31,997)
Captain: Yoshinori Suzuki
Chairman: Toru Enoki
Manager: Tomohiro Katanosaka
Competitions: J1 League position 12
⭐ Star Man: Yuya Takazawa
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Yuya Takazawa was born in Tokyo, Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Oita Trinita in the 2020 season, the gifted Forward has hit 5 league goals in the J1 League 2020 campaign to date in 17 appearances.