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The J2 League clash at Ishin Me-Life Stadium on Wednesday sees home side Renofa Yamaguchi do battle with opponents JEF United Chiba.
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Renofa Yamaguchi will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-1 J2 League defeat last time out to Tokyo Verdy.
The only scorer from Renofa Yamaguchi was Kazuma Takai (53'). Jin Hanato (19', 83') scored for Tokyo Verdy.
Renofa Yamaguchi have really struggled up front in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 3 vs opposition teams during their last 6 outings. In those games, Renofa have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 8.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Renofa Yamaguchi:
- have not been beaten in the league by JEF United Chiba in their previous 3 games.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league matches. Fans are getting restless.
JEF United Chiba
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to V-Varen Nagasaki in J2 League action, JEF United Chiba and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Takumi Nagura (51') was the scorer for V-Varen Nagasaki.
Demonstrating their fondness for high-scoring matches, goals have been seen as many as 21 times in the prior 6 games in which JEF United Chiba have taken to the pitch, making it a mean average of 3.5 goals per fixture. Opposing teams have managed 12 of those goals. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Ahead of this meeting, JEF United Chiba haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings going back to 11/08/2017 shows us that Renofa Yamaguchi have won 3 of these games and JEF United Chiba 2, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 26 overall at an average of 4.33 goals per meeting.
The last league contest between these clubs was J2 League match day 21 on 23/09/2020 when the final score was JEF United Chiba 1-2 Renofa Yamaguchi.
Team News: Renofa Yamaguchi
Ryohei Yoshihama (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Kaito Oki (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Yamaguchi manager Masahiro Shimoda.
Team News: JEF United Chiba
Thanks to a largely healthy squad, there is only a single fitness issue for the JEF United Chiba gaffer Jung-Hwan Yoon to be concerned about. Peter Kwame Aizawa (Torn Meniscus) won’t be in action.
We’re of the view that Renofa Yamaguchi will have to play well to score goals against this JEF United Chiba team who will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a highly competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for JEF United Chiba at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ishin Me-Life Stadium (15,115)
Chairman: Takashi Kawamura
Manager: Masahiro Shimoda
Competitions: J2 League position 22
🔑 Key Man: Kensei Ukita
Mostly deployed in the position, Kensei Ukita was born in Japan. Having played his first senior match for Renofa Yamaguchi in the 2020 season, the gifted Forward has netted 7 league goals in this J2 League 2020 campaign so far in a total of 31 appearances.