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FC Tokyo journey to Paloma Mizuho Stadium on Saturday for the J1 League tie with hosts Nagoya Grampus.
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Nagoya Grampus will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-1 J1 League success over Kashima Antlers.
In that game, Nagoya Grampus had 38% possession and 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nagoya Grampus was Sho Inagaki (59'). Kashima Antlers had 10 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
A recurring characteristic of more recent Nagoya Grampus games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their prior 6 matches before this one, in 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a losing one.
Heading into this fixture, Nagoya Grampus are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches at home.
FC Tokyo go into this match following a 2-1 J1 League win to beat Vegalta Sendai in their last outing.
In that game, FC Tokyo had 42% possession and 15 shots at goal with 3 on target. For FC Tokyo, the scorers were Kyosuke Tagawa (26') and Diego Oliveira (43'). For their opponents, Vegalta Sendai got 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Koji Hachisuka (24') was the scorer for Vegalta Sendai.
In their last half-dozen outings, FC Tokyo have bagged a total of 12 goals. FC Tokyo have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, their defenders have seen 10 goals go against them. We will have to see if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, FC Tokyo:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes going back to 28/04/2018 shows that Nagoya Grampus have won 1 of these games & FC Tokyo 5, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
A combined total of 14 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 5 from N. Grampus and 9 belonging to FC Tokyo. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The last league encounter between these sides was J1 League match day 27 on 15/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Nagoya Grampus 1-0 FC Tokyo.
The match was refereed by Hajime Matsuo.
Team News: Nagoya Grampus
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Nagoya Grampus manager to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Mu Kanazaki (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out.
Team News: FC Tokyo
FC Tokyo has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Akihiro Hayashi (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Manato Shinada (Ankle Surgery), Ryoma Watanabe (Metatarsal Fracture) and Kazuya Konno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out on this game.
We’re of the opinion that FC Tokyo will have a tough ask to find the net against this Nagoya Grampus team who should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 victory for Nagoya Grampus after 90 minutes.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Paloma Mizuho Stadium (20,223)
Captain: Yuichi Maruyama
Chairman: Koki Kinishi
Manager: Massimo Ficcadenti
Competitions: J1 League position 2
⭐ Star Man: Sho Inagaki
Generally playing in the Centre Midfield position, Sho Inagaki was born in Tokyo, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Ventforet Kofu in the 2014 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in the J1 League 2021 season to date from a total of 6 appearances.