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Giravanz Kitakyushu will be the visitors at Fukuda Denshi Arena on Sunday for the J2 League showdown with home team JEF United Chiba.
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JEF United Chiba
JEF United Chiba go into this game following a 2-2 J2 League drawn game against FC Ryukyu.
For JEF United Chiba, goals were scored by Takaki Fukumitsu (40') and Issei Takahashi (47'). Koki Kiyotake (28') and Takashi Kanai (76') scored for FC Ryukyu.
Over their prior 6 fixtures, Jong-Hwan Yoon's JEF United Chiba have celebrated scoring a combined total of 12 times, an average number of goals per match of 2.
Leading up to this clash, JEF United Chiba:
- have not lost a league tie with Giravanz Kitakyushu in their previous 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
Giravanz Kitakyushu go into this meeting after a 0-1 J2 League win with the eclipse of Renofa Yamaguchi in their most recent fixture.
The only player to score from Giravanz Kitakyushu was Daigo Takahashi (76').
Shinji Kobayashi's Giravanz Kitakyushu have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 5 times in the course of their latest 6 matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during those same matches equals 8.
Ahead of this meeting, Giravanz Kitakyushu are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 20/09/2015 tells us that JEF United Chiba have won 2 of them and Giravanz Kitakyushu 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
17 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 from JEF Utd and 9 for Giravanz. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was J2 League match day 20 on 26/06/2021 when it finished Giravanz Kitakyushu 0-0 JEF United Chiba.
The match was refereed by Yoshiro Imamura.
Team News: JEF United Chiba
The JEF United Chiba boss Jong-Hwan Yoon has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all coming into this clash owing to a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Giravanz Kitakyushu
Owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection, the Giravanz Kitakyushu boss Shinji Kobayashi has no fitness worries to report before this game.
We’re inclined to think that JEF United Chiba will, in all likelihood, be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
At the same time, Giravanz Kitakyushu could well find it tough to score themselves but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a controlled 3-1 victory for JEF United Chiba at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
JEF United Chiba
Stadium: Fukuda Denshi Arena (19,470)
Captain: Daisuke Suzuki
Chairman: Ko Morimoto
Manager: Jong-Hwan Yoon
Competitions: J2 League position 9
⭐ Star Player: Takaki Fukumitsu
Typically deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Takaki Fukumitsu was born in Kagoshima, Japan. After having made a senior debut playing for Renofa Yamaguchi in the 2016 season, the dangerous Midfielder has netted 3 league goals in this J2 League 2021 campaign to date from a total of 33 appearances.