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The J1 League fixture at Ajinomoto Stadium on Wednesday sees home team FC Tokyo facing Consadole Sapporo.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for FC Tokyo v Consadole Sapporo, scroll down - along with the latest match odds.
FC Tokyo enter this fixture following a 0-0 J1 League drawn match against Nagoya Grampus.
In that game, FC Tokyo managed 44% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. Nagoya Grampus got 6 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
FC Tokyo have not been the best at stopping their opponents lately, but they’ve also found ways to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that FC Tokyo have been punished defensively in 5 of them while also getting on the scoresheet in 5 of those games.
Looking at the pre-match facts, FC Tokyo:
- are unbeaten in the league by Consadole Sapporo in their last 4 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Consadole Sapporo head into the encounter following on from a 1-2 J1 League win over Avispa Fukuoka in their last fixture.
In that match, Consadole Sapporo managed 58% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Consadole Sapporo, the goals were scored by Anderson Lopes (30') and Akito Fukumori (54'). For their opponents, Avispa Fukuoka got 18 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Tatsuki Nara (52') scored for Avispa Fukuoka.
Looking at their form, and Consadole Sapporo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 9 goals overall. At the back, Consa seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Their previous form shows that Consadole Sapporo:
- haven't won against FC Tokyo in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 13/05/2018 tells us that FC Tokyo have won 2 of these games and Consadole Sapporo 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A combined sum of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 7 from FC Tokyo and 5 belonging to Consa. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was J1 League match day 33 on 11/11/2020 when it finished FC Tokyo 1-0 Consadole Sapporo.
The referee was Yusuke Araki.
Team News: FC Tokyo
Akihiro Hayashi (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Manato Shinada (Ankle Surgery), Ryoma Watanabe (Metatarsal Fracture) and Kazuya Konno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for FC Tokyo gaffer Kenta Hasegawa.
Team News: Consadole Sapporo
HC Sapporo boss Mihailo Petrović has some current player fitness concerns. Takuma Arano (Torn Ankle Ligament) and Douglas (Torn Muscle Fibre) won’t be making appearances.
We’re of the opinion that Consadole Sapporo have it within them to put one past this FC Tokyo team, but that isn’t expected to be enough to prevent defeat.
We reckon that it will be a narrow 2-1 win for FC Tokyo after the 90. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium (47,894)
Captain: Keigo Higashi
Chairman: Naoki Ogane
Manager: Kenta Hasegawa
Competitions: J1 League position 6
🔑 Key Man: Kyosuke Tagawa
Normally taking up the Striker position, Kyosuke Tagawa was born in Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Sagan Tosu in the 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the J1 League 2021 campaign so far from a total of 5 appearances.