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The J2 League tie at K's denki Stadium Mito on Saturday sees hosts Mito Hollyhock facing Oita Trinita.
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Mito Hollyhock fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-1 J2 League victory vs Vegalta Sendai.
The only name on the scoresheet from Mito Hollyhock was Keita Buwanika (84').
Mito Hollyhock haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have claimed a sum of 12 during that time while also conceding a total of 7.
A look at their previous results shows us that Mito Hollyhock:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Oita Trinita in their previous 3 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 8 league matches at home. A very good run at home.
In their previous game, Oita Trinita drew 3-3 in the J2 League match with Tokushima Vortis.
For Oita Trinita, the goals were scored by Naoki Nomura (19'), Matheus Pereira (78') and Shun Ayukawa (86'). Ryoga Ishio (10'), Ryota Nagaki (69') and Kazuki Nishiya (71') scored for Tokushima Vortis.
The numbers tell their own story, and Oita Trinita have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 12 goals in all. In defence, Oita Trinita can certainly do much better. Putting that to one side, we will just have to wait and see if that trend might be maintained here in this game.
Coming into this fixture, Oita Trinita have not won away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 22/07/2017, there has been little to separate the clubs with Mito Hollyhock winning 2 of those games, Oita Trinita 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
12 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 6 for HollyHock and 6 netted by Oita. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The previous league fixture between these sides was J2 League match day 11 on 23/04/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Oita Trinita 0-1 Mito Hollyhock.
The referee was Yosuke Kubota.
Team News: Mito Hollyhock
The Mito Hollyhock boss Yoshimi Hamasaki will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Oita Trinita
Oita Trinita boss Takahiro Shimotaira has a number of players out of action. Keisuke Saka (Sprained Ankle), Hiroto Nakagawa (Hamstring Injury), Yusei Yashiki (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Taira Shige (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Ryosuke Tone (Calf Strain) are not ready for selection.
Our feeling is that Oita Trinita and Mito Hollyhock could find scoring goals difficult here.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. Our tip is therefore for a close game with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: K's denki Stadium Mito (10,152)
Captain: Takumi Kusumoto
Chairman: Koh Kojima
Manager: Yoshimi Hamasaki
Competitions: J2 League position 12
🔑 Key Player: Mizuki Ando
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Mizuki Ando was born in Japan. Having played his first senior match for Cerezo Osaka in the 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 7 league goals in this J2 League 2023 season so far coming from a total of 28 appearances.