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Júbilo Iwata will be hosting visiting team Renofa Yamaguchi at Yamaha Stadium in this J2 League tie on Saturday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Júbilo Iwata v Renofa Yamaguchi (inc. the best betting odds).
Júbilo Iwata are hoping to win again after their last result, the 3-2 J2 League success vs Ōmiya Ardija.
For Júbilo Iwata, the goals were scored by Makito Ito (25'), Kotaro Fujikawa (76') and Ricardo Graça (95'). Keisuke Muroi (18') and Jakub Świerczok (63') scored for Ōmiya Ardija.
Matches featuring Júbilo Iwata have usually been exciting ones lately with high scoring expected. Over their past six clashes, the sum of 21 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 12 of those accredited to Júbilo Iwata.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Tokyo Verdy in J2 League action, Renofa Yamaguchi will be hoping to turn things around here.
Hiroto Taniguchi (10') and Tetsuyuki Inami (25') scored for Tokyo Verdy.
Looking at their form, and Renofa Yamaguchi have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 11 goals overall. At the back, Renofa Yamaguchi have some weaknesses to address. Having said that, we must now wait to see whether such a trend shall be sustained in this next match.
Ahead of this clash, Renofa Yamaguchi have not won away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
The last league game featuring the two was J2 League match day 2 on 26/02/2023 when the final score was Renofa Yamaguchi 1-1 Júbilo Iwata.
The referee was Koji Takasaki.
Team News: Júbilo Iwata
Looking at personnel, there is just a single fitness concern for the Júbilo Iwata boss Akinobu Yokouchi to be concerned about from an otherwise complete set of players. Yuki Otsu (Thigh muscle rupture) is out of contention. Naoki Kanuma will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Renofa Yamaguchi
Renofa Yamaguchi boss Juan Esnáider has multiple availability issues to deal with. Daisuke Yoshimitsu (Knee Surgery) and Hidenori Takahashi (Acromioclavicular Separation) are those who can’t be considered.
Our thinking is that Júbilo Iwata can and should be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
In contrast, Renofa Yamaguchi may well struggle to find the back of the net - but, we do see them scoring as well.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a comfortable 3-1 margin for Júbilo Iwata after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yamaha Stadium (15,165)
Captain: Kosuke Yamamoto
Chairman: Masaru Ono
Manager: Akinobu Yokouchi
Competitions: J2 League position 2
🔑 Key Man: Keisuke Goto
Typically playing in the Striker position, Keisuke Goto was born in Japan. After having made a senior debut playing for Júbilo Iwata in the 2023 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 7 league goals in the J2 League 2023 season to date from a total of 26 appearances.