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The J2 League fixture at Ishikawa Athletics Stadium on Saturday sees home side Zweigen Kanazawa take on Fagiano Okayama.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Zweigen Kanazawa v Fagiano Okayama are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Zweigen Kanazawa will be hoping to bounce back here after the 2-0 J2 League losing effort in their last game against JEF United Chiba.
Keita Yamashita (45') and Issei Takahashi (83') scored for JEF United Chiba.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Zweigen Kanazawa have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Zweigen have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 8 goals during that time. However, time will tell whether the trend shall be maintained in this next match.
Ahead of this clash, Zweigen Kanazawa haven't beaten Fagiano Okayama in their last 6 matches in the league.
In their last game, Fagiano Okayama drew 1-1 in the J2 League match with Albirex Niigata.
The only name on the scoresheet from Fagiano Okayama was Kazuki Saito (81').
Over the course of 5 of the previous six clashes involving Fagiano Okayama, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell is a meagre 1.83, with the average goals for Okayama being 1.
Coming into this clash, Fagiano Okayama are undefeated in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings stretching back to 15/07/2017 reveals that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Zweigen Kanazawa. They’ve not managed to get any victories whatsoever whereas Fagiano Okayama have maintained the edge over them, running out winners in 67% of those ties.
An aggregate of 16 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 from Zweigen and 10 being from Okayama. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
Team News: Zweigen Kanazawa
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Zweigen Kanazawa boss Masaaki Yanagishita to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group. Ryuhei Oishi (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) will miss out.
Team News: Fagiano Okayama
Okayama boss Kenji Arima has some current player fitness concerns. Shintaro Shimizu (Sprained Ankle), Kohei Kiyama (Groin Injury), Yuma Hiroki (Ankle Surgery), Kosuke Masutani (Pubis bone irritation), Yong-jae Lee (Achilles Irritation), Kazuma Shiina (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Shingo Akamine (Calf Strain) and Takuma Takeda (Torn lateral collateral ligament) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Here, we’re thinking that Fagiano Okayama may find it difficult to score goals against this Zweigen Kanazawa team who we reckon should manage to score & go ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a very even contest with a 1-0 advantage for Zweigen Kanazawa at the conclusion of the game.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ishikawa Athletics Stadium (20,261)
Captain: Tomonobu Hiroi
Chairman: Hiroshi Yonezawa
Manager: Masaaki Yanagishita
Competitions: J2 League position 9
🔑 Key Man: Kyohei Sugiura
Regularly used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Kyohei Sugiura was born in Shizuoka, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Kawasaki Frontale in the 2008 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed to score 5 league goals in the J2 League 2020 season to date from a total of 27 appearances.