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Júbilo Iwata come up against the visiting Matsumoto Yamaga at Yamaha Stadium in the J2 League game on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Júbilo Iwata v Matsumoto Yamaga can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Júbilo Iwata will be looking for another win after a 0-1 J2 League triumph against Fagiano Okayama.
The only player to score from Júbilo Iwata was Lukian (49').
Fixtures with Júbilo Iwata have often been exciting encounters of late with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past six clashes, a total of 21 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 10 of these belonging to Júbilo Iwata. Such a trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this game, of course.
Ahead of this meeting, Júbilo Iwata haven't lost in the league to Matsumoto Yamaga in their last 5 matches.
Matsumoto Yamaga will go into this game following on from a 3-1 J2 League win with the defeat of AFC Blaublitz Akita in their previous match.
For Matsumoto Yamaga, goals were scored by Kazuhiro Sato (65') and Kunitomo Suzuki (75'). Ryutaro Iio (39') and Ryota Nakamura (41' Own goal) scored for AFC Blaublitz Akita.
The forward players for Matsumoto Yamaga have had real problems scoring goals over their previous six encounters, netting the disappointing return of just 4. In those fixtures, Matsumoto have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 6.
Coming into this clash, Matsumoto Yamaga are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes stretching back to 24/05/2014 shows us that Júbilo Iwata have won 2 of them and Matsumoto Yamaga 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
A total of 11 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 6 for Júbilo Iwata and 5 being from Matsumoto. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was J2 League match day 25 on 10/10/2020 when the final score was Matsumoto Yamaga 0-0 Júbilo Iwata.
The referee was Atsushi Kamimura.
Team News: Júbilo Iwata
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Júbilo Iwata manager Masakazu Suzuki to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Daiki Ogawa (Hamstring Injury) misses out. Alexei Coselev cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Matsumoto Yamaga
Matsumoto boss Kei Shibata has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Kazuma Yamaguchi (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Dong-min Go (Meniscus Damage) will not be playing here.
When taking all factors into account, Júbilo Iwata can and should stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
At the same time, Matsumoto Yamaga will be up against it to score themselves although we do think it’s probable that they will be managing to get on the scoresheet here.
We’re therefore expecting to see a 3-1 winning margin for Júbilo Iwata after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yamaha Stadium (15,165)
Captain: Kentaro Ohi
Chairman: Masaru Ono
Manager: Masakazu Suzuki
Competitions: J2 League position 8
⭐ Key Man: Hiroki Yamada
Typically used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Hiroki Yamada was born in Japan. After having made a senior debut playing for Júbilo Iwata in the 2011 season, the accomplished Midfielder has hit 3 league goals in the J2 League 2021 campaign to date in a total of 6 appearances.