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FC Tokyo arrive at Saitama Stadium 2002 on Wednesday for the J1 League clash with home side Urawa Red Diamonds.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Urawa Red Diamonds v FC Tokyo are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Urawa Red Diamonds
Urawa Red Diamonds will be wanting a better result here following a 0-2 J1 League loss in their previous game against Yokohama FC.
Fixtures featuring Urawa Red Diamonds have tended to be absorbing affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past half dozen games, a grand total of 22 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 8 of those being chalked up by Reds. Regardless, it remains to be seen if that pattern might be maintained here in this match.
Looking at their past form shows that Urawa Red Diamonds:
- haven't won against FC Tokyo in their last 3 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Sagan Tosu in J1 League action, FC Tokyo and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Ryoya Morishita (59') and Yuto Uchida (74') scored for Sagan Tosu.
Kenta Hasegawa's FC Tokyo have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 9 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes equals 9.
Heading into this fixture, FC Tokyo have left without a victory over Urawa Red Diamonds when having played them away from home in the previous 15 league games. A truly shameful run of away results.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 19/08/2017 tells us that Urawa Red Diamonds have won 2 of these & FC Tokyo 1, with the number of drawn results being 3.
In all, 16 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 8 from Reds and 8 being from FC Tokyo. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was J1 League match day 5 on 18/07/2020 which ended up with the score at FC Tokyo 2-0 Urawa Red Diamonds.
The referee was Yusuke Araki.
Team News: Urawa Red Diamonds
Urawa Red Diamonds boss Tsuyoshi Ōtsuki will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all before this game with a completely healthy group to choose from. Takahiro Sekine is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: FC Tokyo
FC Tokyo boss Kenta Hasegawa has multiple availability issues to deal with. Kiwara Miyazaki (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Keigo Higashi (Metatarsal Fracture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Diego Oliveira cannot play in this game through suspension.
We are of the inclination to think that FC Tokyo and Urawa Red Diamonds could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a tight encounter with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Urawa Red Diamonds
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002 (62,010)
Captain: Yōsuke Kashiwagi
Chairman: Yoichi Tachibana
Manager: Tsuyoshi Ōtsuki
Competitions: J1 League position 8
⭐ Key Man: Ewerton Pereira
Regularly playing in the Centre Midfield position, Ewerton Pereira was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Portimonense in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this J1 League 2020 season to date in a total of 14 appearances.