Fagiano Okayama arrive at Yamaha Stadium on Saturday for the J2 League fixture with hosts Júbilo Iwata.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Júbilo Iwata v Fagiano Okayama are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Júbilo Iwata, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-3 J2 League success against JEF United Chiba.
For Júbilo Iwata, the goals were scored by Daiki Ogawa (65') and Lukian (83', 92'). Tomoya Miki (45') scored for JEF United Chiba.
At least three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Júbilo Iwata have participated. Their opponents scored 6 times in this period while Júbilo Iwata amassed a tally of 14.
Going into this encounter, Júbilo Iwata are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Tochigi S.C. in J2 League action, Fagiano Okayama and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Yasutaka Yanagi (73') was the scorer for Tochigi S.C.
Over the course of 6 of the prior 6 games involving Fagiano Okayama, a notably low volume of goals have been scored between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell comes out as a mere 0.83, with the average goals for Okayama standing at 0.5. Even so, it remains to be seen if such a trend might be maintained in this upcoming match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Fagiano Okayama:
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 06/09/2014 shows us that Júbilo Iwata have won 2 of these games & Fagiano Okayama 0, with the tally of drawn games standing at 4.
A sum of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 7 for Júbilo Iwata and 5 being from Okayama. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The last league game between these sides was J2 League match day 6 on 04/04/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Fagiano Okayama 0-1 Júbilo Iwata.
The match was refereed by Ryosuke Yamaoka.
Team News: Júbilo Iwata
Riku Morioka (Ankle Surgery) and Mahiro Yoshinaga (Biceps femoris muscle injury) will be missing for Júbilo Iwata gaffer Masakazu Suzuki.
Team News: Fagiano Okayama
Fagiano Okayama manager Kenji Arima has some current player fitness concerns. Kiwara Miyazaki (Thigh Muscle Strain) and Tomoya Fukumoto (Tendon crack) can’t be considered.
We believe that Júbilo Iwata certainly have the ability to get a couple of goals in this one when they line up against Fagiano Okayama, who might well find it a difficult task scoring a goal of their own.
Our selection here is for a fairly comfortable 2-0 margin for Júbilo Iwata at the end of the match.
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 Ohi
Chairman: Masaru Ono
Manager: Masakazu Suzuki
Competitions: J2 League position 1
⭐ Key Man: Lukian
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Lukian was born in Nova Iguaçu, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Júbilo Iwata in the 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 16 league goals in this J2 League 2021 season to date from a total of 29 appearances.