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FC Tokyo will face off against visiting side Kyoto Sanga at Ajinomoto Stadium in the J1 League game on Sunday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for FC Tokyo v Kyoto Sanga are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
FC Tokyo will be wanting a better result here after the 2-1 J1 League loss in their previous game against Vissel Kobe.
In that game, FC Tokyo managed 62% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Tokyo was Leandro (90'). Vissel Kobe got 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Hotaru Yamaguchi (11') and Ryuma Kikuchi (25') scored for Vissel Kobe.
Fixtures featuring FC Tokyo have proved to be entertaining affairs lately with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past six games alone, a total of 21 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 11 of those belonging to FC Tokyo.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that FC Tokyo:
- have not been beaten in the league by Kyoto Sanga in their previous 3 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Yokohama F. Marinos in J1 League action, Kyoto Sanga and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Kyoto Sanga managed 44% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for Kyoto Sanga was Daiki Kaneko (87'). Yokohama F. Marinos had 8 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Eduardo (25') and Élber (50') scored for Yokohama F. Marinos.
The stats don’t lie, and Kyoto Sanga have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals in total. At the back, Kyoto Sanga seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. Still, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend will continue on here in this match.
Taking a look at their past results, Kyoto Sanga:
- have not won against FC Tokyo in away games against them for the last 6 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 9 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes going back to 12/09/2009 shows that FC Tokyo have won 3 of them and Kyoto Sanga 2, with the number of drawn results being 1.
20 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 13 of them for FC Tokyo and 7 belonging to Kyoto. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
The previous league match between these sides was J1 League match day 5 on 19/03/2022 which ended up with the score at Kyoto Sanga 0-1 FC Tokyo.
That day, Kyoto Sanga had 37% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
For their opponents, FC Tokyo got 5 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Diego Oliveira (68') was the scorer.
The referee was Koei Koya.
Team News: FC Tokyo
Henrique Trevisan (Shoulder Injury) and Akihiro Hayashi (Fitness) won’t be able to feature for FC Tokyo boss Albert Puig.
It looks as if FC Tokyo will probably line up in a 4-1-2-3 formation featuring Jakub Slowik, Yuto Nagatomo, Yasuki Kimoto, Masato Morishige, Kashifu Bangunagande, Keigo Higashi, Koki Tsukagawa, Kuryu Matsuki, Ryoma Watanabe, Diego Oliveira and Leandro.
Team News: Kyoto Sanga
Owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go, the Kyoto Sanga manager Kwi-Jae Cho has no fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
We believe Kyoto Sanga could decide to elect for a 4-1-2-3 system by sending out Naoto Kamifukumoto, Kosuke Shirai, Rikito Inoue, Shogo Asada, Kyo Sato, Sota Kawasaki, Kosuke Taketomi, Shohei Takeda, Yuta Toyokawa, Peter Utaka and Temma Matsuda.
In this match, Kyoto Sanga would be disappointed if they were not to score a goal against this FC Tokyo lineup, although it isn’t expected to be enough to avoid a loss.
We think that it’s going to be both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for FC Tokyo by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
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: Naoki Ogane
Manager: Albert Puig
Competitions: J1 League position 8
🔑 Key Man: Shuto Abe
Usually playing in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Shuto Abe was born in Tokyo, Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Tokyo in the 2019 season, the dangerous Midfielder has struck 3 league goals in the J1 League 2022 season to date from a total of 24 appearances.