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Consadole Sapporo are the guests at Ajinomoto Stadium on Saturday for the J1 League fixture with home side FC Tokyo.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for FC Tokyo v Consadole Sapporo, scroll down - as well as the best betting odds.
FC Tokyo enter this match following a 0-0 J1 League draw vs Albirex Niigata.
In that match, FC Tokyo had 40% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. On the other side, Albirex Niigata got 15 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
Over their past six fixtures, Peter Cklamovski's FC Tokyo have hit the back of the net a combined total of 7 times - an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.17.
Last time out, Consadole Sapporo drew 0-0 in the J1 League tie with Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
In that game, Consadole Sapporo managed 55% possession and 18 shots on goal with 6 on target. For their opponents, Sanfrecce Hiroshima got 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The stats tell the story, and Consadole Sapporo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals overall. Defensively, Consadole Sapporo have been far from perfect.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Consadole Sapporo:
- have not emerged victorious against FC Tokyo when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- are without a win away from home in their last 8 league matches. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes going back to 11/11/2020 shows us that FC Tokyo have won 3 of them and Consadole Sapporo 2, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A total of 18 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 for FC Tokyo and 9 coming from Consa. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The previous league clash between these sides was J1 League match day 12 on 06/05/2023 when it ended Consadole Sapporo 5-1 FC Tokyo.
That day, Consadole Sapporo had 51% possession and 20 shots at goal with 10 on target. The goals were scored by Yuya Asano (8'), Daiki Suga (28', 50') and Takuro Kaneko (38', 93').
At the other end, FC Tokyo had 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. Teruhito Nakagawa (73') was the scorer.
The referee was Yoshimi Yamashita.
Team News: FC Tokyo
Hotaka Nakamura (Achilles tendon rupture) and Keita Yamashita (Meniscus damage) will be missing for FC Tokyo manager Peter Cklamovski. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Henrique Trevisan and Kuryu Matsuki.
Team News: Consadole Sapporo
Owing to an otherwise full-strength squad, there’s just the sole fitness worry for the Consadole Sapporo boss Mihailo Petrović to be concerned with. Kazuki Fukai (Cruciate ligament surgery) misses out for this game. Seiya Baba cannot play in this game through suspension.
Our feeling is that Consadole Sapporo and FC Tokyo are both more than capable of scoring here.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square with both teams likely to score. That is why we are leaning toward a highly competitive game with a 2-2 after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium (47,851)
Captain: Masato Morishige
Chairman: Shigeya Kawagishi
Manager: Peter Cklamovski
Competitions: J1 League position 11
⭐ Key Man: Diego Oliveira
Mostly played in the Striker position, Diego Oliveira was born in Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Bahia in the 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 14 league goals in the J1 League 2023 season so far from a total of 31 appearances.