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The J1 League meeting at Ajinomoto Stadium on Sunday will see home side FC Tokyo do battle with Kawasaki Frontale.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for FC Tokyo v Kawasaki Frontale - along with the latest match odds.
FC Tokyo will be looking for another win after a 2-1 J1 League success versus Consadole Sapporo.
In that game, FC Tokyo had 35% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for FC Tokyo was Diego Oliveira (61', 69'). Consadole Sapporo got 13 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Anderson Lopes (83') scored for Consadole Sapporo.
FC Tokyo have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets recently, but they have also found ways to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, FC Tokyo have been punished defensively in 5 of them as well as scoring in 5 of those matches.
Looking at the pre-match facts, FC Tokyo:
- haven't won against Kawasaki Frontale in their last 5 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
Kawasaki Frontale come into this match following a 1-0 J1 League win to defeat Sagan Tosu in their most recent game.
In that game, Kawasaki Frontale managed 54% possession and 10 shots at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Kawasaki Frontale was Daiya Tono (65'). At the other end, Sagan Tosu got 8 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games involving Kawasaki Frontale has been fairly consistent in recent matches. Looking at their last 6 meetings shows that this has happened 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 1 and Frontale have scored 12. We will have to see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Pre-game facts show that Kawasaki Frontale:
- have not been beaten by FC Tokyo when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 05/05/2018 shows that FC Tokyo have won 1 of these and Kawasaki Frontale 4, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined sum of 14 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 3 for FC Tokyo and 11 created by Frontale. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league game between these clubs was J1 League match day 25 on 31/10/2020 when it finished Kawasaki Frontale 2-1 FC Tokyo.
The referee was Hajime Matsuo.
Team News: FC Tokyo
Akihiro Hayashi (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Manato Shinada (Ankle Surgery), Ryoma Watanabe (Metatarsal Fracture) and Kazuya Konno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be able to feature for FC Tokyo gaffer Kenta Hasegawa. Tsuyoshi Watanabe is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Kawasaki Frontale
Frontale manager Tōru Oniki has not got a full squad to pick from. Sung-ryong Jung (Lumbar Vertebra Fracture), Ryota Oshima (Disrupted Calf Muscle) and Kazuya Yamamura (Biceps femoris muscle injury) are those who can’t be considered.
Here, we’re thinking that FC Tokyo may well find it hard to breach the defence of this Kawasaki Frontale outfit who will likely gain the upper hand.
That’s why our selection here is for a very even match with a 0-1 advantage for Kawasaki Frontale at the conclusion of the game.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium (47,894)
Captain: Keigo Higashi
Chairman: Naoki Ogane
Manager: Kenta Hasegawa
Competitions: J1 League position 8
⭐ Key Man: Diego Oliveira
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Diego Oliveira was born in Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Bahia in the 2012 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 5 league goals in this J1 League 2021 season so far coming from a total of 8 appearances.