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The J2 League fixture at Mikuni World Stadium on Sunday sees home side Giravanz Kitakyushu doing battle with Tochigi S.C..
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Giravanz Kitakyushu will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 2-0 J2 League losing effort in their last game against JEF United Chiba.
Tomoya Miki (54', 70') scored for JEF United Chiba.
Giravanz Kitakyushu have really been misfiring in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 3 vs opposing sides over their last 6 fixtures. In those meetings, Giravanz Kitakyushu have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 8. We will just have to see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Giravanz Kitakyushu:
- haven't lost in the league to Tochigi S.C. in their previous 6 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 4 league games. Fans are getting restless.
Tochigi S.C. will go into this game following a 1-0 J2 League win with the eclipse of Zweigen Kanazawa in their previous game.
The only scorer from Tochigi S.C. was Kenya Onodera (35').
The attacking players from Tochigi S.C. have suffered from a shortage of goals in their past six encounters, netting the disappointing return of just 3. In those matches, Tochigi have also seen the collective goal tally of opposing teams equal 7.
Leading up to this clash, Tochigi S.C.:
- have not beaten Giravanz Kitakyushu when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 11/10/2014 shows that Giravanz Kitakyushu have won 3 of these games & Tochigi S.C. 0, with the tally of draws being 3.
In all, 20 goals were scored between them in these games, with 12 of them from Giravanz and 8 coming from Tochigi. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The last league match between the two was J2 League match day 12 on 05/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Tochigi S.C. 1-2 Giravanz Kitakyushu.
The match was refereed by Yosuke Kubota.
Team News: Giravanz Kitakyushu
The Giravanz Kitakyushu boss Shinji Kobayashi will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all coming into this game with a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Tochigi S.C.
With a completely injury-free group to choose from, the Tochigi S.C. boss Kazuaki Tasaka does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
It seems to us that Tochigi S.C. and Giravanz Kitakyushu should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We therefore see a very even match with a 1-1 score draw when the full-time whistle blows.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mikuni World Stadium (15,300)
Captain: Kota Muramatsu
Chairman: Yukito Tamai
Manager: Shinji Kobayashi
Competitions: J2 League position 20
🔑 Star Player: Ryo Sato
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Ryo Sato was born in Tokyo, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Giravanz Kitakyushu in the 2021 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 4 league goals in the J2 League 2021 season so far coming from a total of 27 appearances.