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FC Tokyo arrive at Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium on Friday for the J1 League fixture with home side Kawasaki Frontale.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Kawasaki Frontale v FC Tokyo can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Kawasaki Frontale will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 3-0 J1 League defeat last time out to Cerezo Osaka.
In that match, Kawasaki Frontale managed 56% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Kawasaki Frontale was Kota Takai (52' Own goal). Cerezo Osaka had 8 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Léo Ceará (72') and Ryo Watanabe (92') scored for Cerezo Osaka.
It’s not been often in recent times that Kawasaki Frontale have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Kawasaki Frontale have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 15 goals in the process. We will just have to see if that trend will be continued on here.
Heading into this contest, Kawasaki Frontale haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Avispa Fukuoka in J. League Cup competition, FC Tokyo will be aiming to make amends here.
Yuya Yamagishi (38') and Itsuki Oda (45') scored for Avispa Fukuoka.
Peter Cklamovski's FC Tokyo have slotted home 7 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during the equivalent period adds up to 8.
Ahead of this meeting, FC Tokyo have not registered a win against Kawasaki Frontale when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 31/10/2020 shows us that Kawasaki Frontale have won 5 of them & FC Tokyo 1, with the tally of draws standing at 0.
In all, 19 goals were produced between them in this period, with 12 for Frontale and 7 created by FC Tokyo. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The last league contest featuring these sides was J1 League match day 13 on 12/05/2023 which finished with the scoreline of FC Tokyo 2-1 Kawasaki Frontale.
That time, FC Tokyo had 35% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. The goalscorers were Shuhei Tokumoto (12') and Shuto Abe (25').
Kawasaki Frontale got 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Taisei Miyashiro (39') scored.
The match was refereed by Yuichi Nishimura.
Team News: Kawasaki Frontale
Jesiel (Meniscus Damage) and Ryota Oshima (Calf Strain) won’t be able to feature for Kawasaki Frontale boss Tōru Oniki.
In all likelihood, Kawasaki Frontale may well use the 4-1-2-3 system this time, utilising Sung-Ryong Jung, Miki Yamane, Takuma Ominami, Shintaro Kurumaya, Kyohei Noborizato, Kento Tachibanada, Yasuto Wakizaka, Tatsuki Seko, Akihiro Ienaga, Bafetimbi Gomis and Marcinho.
Team News: FC Tokyo
FC Tokyo boss Peter Cklamovski has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Hotaka Nakamura (Achilles tendon rupture) and Keita Yamashita (Meniscus Damage) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
From our viewpoint, FC Tokyo appear most likely to begin the game with a 4-2-1-3 formation, choosing Jakub Slowik, Kei Koizumi, Masato Morishige, Henrique, Yuto Nagatomo, Keigo Higashi, Riki Harakawa, Koki Tsukagawa, Ryoma Watanabe, Adailton and Teruhito Nakagawa.
Our thinking is that FC Tokyo have the ability to break down this Kawasaki Frontale side, however that is unlikely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re tipping a 2-1 winning margin for Kawasaki Frontale at full-time. Could easily see this go either way.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium (26,827)
Captain: Kento Tachibanada
Chairman: Akihiro Yoshida
Manager: Tōru Oniki
Competitions: J1 League position 9, AFC Champions League (Group I)
🔑 Star Player: Yusuke Segawa
Mostly deployed in the Left Wing position, Yusuke Segawa was born in Tokyo, Japan. After making a first senior appearance for Thespa Kusatsu in the 2016 season, the skilful Forward has managed 5 league goals in this J1 League 2023 campaign so far in a total of 20 appearances.