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The J2 League match at J-Village Stadium on Saturday sees home side Iwaki welcome opponents Zweigen Kanazawa.
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Iwaki will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-0 J2 League defeat last time out to Thespa Kusatsu.
It has not been often in recent times that Iwaki haven’t conceded. In fact, Iwaki have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 8 goals in the process.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Shimizu S-Pulse in J2 League action, Zweigen Kanazawa will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only name on the scoresheet from Zweigen Kanazawa was Keita Fujimura (35' Own goal). Carlinhos Júnior (8') and Thiago Santana (69') scored for Shimizu S-Pulse.
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games involving Zweigen Kanazawa has been noticeable recently. Looking at their last six meetings reveals that this has happened 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal tally of 11 and Zweigen Kanazawa have scored 3. We will have to find out if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Head to head
The last league meeting between the two was J2 League match day 9 on 12/04/2023 when it finished Zweigen Kanazawa 3-0 Iwaki.
The referee was Keigo Sendachi.
Team News: Iwaki
The Iwaki boss Yuzo Tamura will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash owing to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Zweigen Kanazawa
Thanks to a completely healthy squad to pick from, the Zweigen Kanazawa manager Masaaki Yanagishita doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
We’re of the opinion that Zweigen Kanazawa should be able to put a goal past this Iwaki lineup, but it probably won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We reckon that it will be a 2-1 advantage for Iwaki when all is said and done. Definitely a tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: J-Village Stadium (5,413)
Captain: Yuto Yamashita
Chairman: Satoshi Okura
Manager: Yuzo Tamura
Competitions: J2 League position 19
⭐ Star Player: Ryo Arita
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Ryo Arita was born in Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Iwaki in the 2023 season, the skilful Forward has got 3 league goals in this J2 League 2023 campaign to date in 33 appearances.