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Júbilo Iwata head to Shoda Shoyu Stadium Gumma on Sunday for the J2 League showdown with hosts Thespa Kusatsu.
Our Thespa Kusatsu v Júbilo Iwata predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Thespa Kusatsu enter this game following on from a 0-0 J2 League tied result versus Albirex Niigata.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Thespa Kusatsu have taken part. Breaking down the goal weighting from this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 7 and Thespa Kusatsu managed a tally of 4.
Taking a look at their past results, Thespa Kusatsu:
- have not won against Júbilo Iwata in their previous 4 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
In the game prior to this, Júbilo Iwata drew 2-2 in the J2 League match with V-Varen Nagasaki.
For Júbilo Iwata, the goalscorers were Yuto Suzuki (30') and Hiroki Yamada (76'). Wellington Rato (4') and Ken Tokura (36') scored for V-Varen Nagasaki.
Over the course of their last half-dozen clashes, Júbilo Iwata have amassed a tally of 11 goals. Júbilo Iwata have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, their defenders have had 6 goals go against them. Let’s see whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Coming into this meeting, Júbilo Iwata have not been beaten in their last 15 league matches away from home. They have just been just so solid on their travels.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes dating back to 09/11/2014 shows that Thespa Kusatsu have won 1 of these and Júbilo Iwata 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A sum of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 8 for Gunma and 11 netted by Júbilo Iwata. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was J2 League match day 14 on 15/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Júbilo Iwata 1-0 Thespa Kusatsu.
The match was refereed by Hirozaku Otsubo.
Team News: Thespa Kusatsu
The Thespa Kusatsu boss Kiyokazu Kudo will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this clash with a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Júbilo Iwata
Due to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, the Júbilo Iwata manager Masakazu Suzuki doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Thespa Kusatsu could well find it tough to be putting a goal past this Júbilo Iwata outfit who we think might score one, at least.
We’re going for a good tussle with a 0-1 win for Júbilo Iwata at the end of the match.
There should be little in it.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Shoda Shoyu Stadium Gumma (15,190)
Captain: Genki Omae
Chairman: Munenori Mori
Manager: Kiyokazu Kudo
Competitions: J2 League position 16
⭐ Key Man: Shota Aoki
Normally played in the Striker position, Shota Aoki was born in Japan. After having played his first senior match for Yokohama FC in the 2013 season, the gifted Forward has struck 3 league goals in this J2 League 2021 campaign to date in 28 appearances.