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Kawasaki Frontale meet away team Oita Trinita at Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium in this J1 League match on Saturday.
All Kawasaki Frontale v Oita Trinita game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Kawasaki Frontale will be looking for another win after the 0-5 J1 League success over Urawa Red Diamonds.
In that match, Kawasaki Frontale managed 47% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Kawasaki Frontale, the scorers were Yū Kobayashi (42', 53'), Leandro Damião (49'), Reo Hatate (51') and Yasuto Wakizaka (67'). For their opponents, Urawa Red Diamonds got 6 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Matches with Kawasaki Frontale have usually been absorbing affairs recently with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past half dozen games alone, the sum of 21 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 17 of those coming from Frontale.
Coming into this clash, Kawasaki Frontale are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at home.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Sanfrecce Hiroshima in J1 League competition, Oita Trinita will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Oita Trinita had 43% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Oita Trinita was Shun Nagasawa (52'). At the other end, Sanfrecce Hiroshima got 20 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Toshihiro Aoyama (65'), Hayao Kawabe (87') and Shun Ayukawa (93') scored for Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
The stats don’t lie, and Oita Trinita have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals in total. At the back, Oita seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 09/03/2013 tells us that Kawasaki Frontale have won 4 of these games & Oita Trinita 1, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
A combined total of 11 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 8 of them for Frontale and 3 coming from Oita. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was J1 League match day 28 on 21/11/2020 when the final score was Oita Trinita 1-0 Kawasaki Frontale.
The match was refereed by Hiroki Kasahara.
Team News: Kawasaki Frontale
Kyohei Noborizato (Collarbone fracture) and Ryota Oshima (Disrupted Calf Muscle) will not be able to play for Frontale .
Team News: Oita Trinita
Oita has a number of players out of action. Naoki Nomura (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) and Shun Yoshida (Fractured Hand) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’re of the opinion that Kawasaki Frontale are likely to get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
Conversely, Oita Trinita won’t find it easy to get shooting opportunities although we do think it’s probable that they will be hitting back at some stage.
We reckon that it will be a controlled 3-1 winning margin for Kawasaki Frontale by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium (26,827)
Captain: Shogo Taniguchi
Chairman: Yoshihiro Warashina
Manager: Tōru Oniki
Competitions: J1 League position 1
⭐ Star Player: Akihiro Ienaga
Mostly played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Akihiro Ienaga was born in Hyogo, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Gamba Osaka in the 2004 season, the skilful Midfielder has bagged 3 league goals in this J1 League 2021 season to date in a total of 6 appearances.