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Nagoya Grampus will take to the pitch with away side Tokushima Vortis at Paloma Mizuho Stadium in this J1 League tie on Friday.
All Nagoya Grampus v Tokushima Vortis game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Nagoya Grampus head into this match after a 1-1 J1 League drawn match against Shimizu S-Pulse.
In that game, Nagoya Grampus managed 56% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Nagoya Grampus was Naoki Maeda (57'). Shimizu S-Pulse had 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Thiago Santana (74') was the scorer for Shimizu S-Pulse.
A recurring aspect of more recent Nagoya Grampus games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their prior sextet of clashes leading up to this one, in 5 of them a bet on BTTS would've lost.
Their previous form shows that Nagoya Grampus:
- have left without a victory over Tokushima Vortis in their previous 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
After being beaten in their last game against Avispa Fukuoka in J1 League action, Tokushima Vortis and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Tokushima Vortis managed 55% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Avispa Fukuoka got 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Takeshi Kanamori (53') and John Mary (87', 96') scored for Avispa Fukuoka.
It has become apparent that Tokushima Vortis have had real problems scoring goals over their last 6 clashes, contributing the poor return of only 4. In those fixtures, Tokushima have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 11. That being said, it remains to be seen whether the trend might persist in this upcoming match or not.
Coming into this meeting, Tokushima Vortis haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
The last league game between the two was J1 League match day 15 on 22/05/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Tokushima Vortis 0-0 Nagoya Grampus.
On that occasion, Tokushima Vortis had 57% possession and 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
At the other end, Nagoya Grampus got 9 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Yoshiro Imamura.
Team News: Nagoya Grampus
Ryogo Yamasaki (Sprained Ankle) and Yuichi Maruyama (Cruciate Ligament Injury) will be missing for Nagoya Grampus gaffer Massimo Ficcadenti.
Team News: Tokushima Vortis
With a fully injury-free group available to select from, the Tokushima Vortis manager Dani Poyatos doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash.
We’ve got the feeling that Tokushima Vortis have it within them to find the back of the net against this Nagoya Grampus lineup, however it realistically won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re predicting a 2-1 win for Nagoya Grampus at full-time. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Paloma Mizuho Stadium (20,223)
Captain: Yuichi Maruyama
Chairman: Koki Kinishi
Manager: Massimo Ficcadenti
Competitions: J1 League position 6, AFC Champions League (Round of 16)
🔑 Key Man: Sho Inagaki
Customarily playing in the Centre Midfield position, Sho Inagaki was born in Tokyo, Japan. After making a first senior appearance for Ventforet Kofu in the 2014 season, the skilful Midfielder has scored 6 league goals in this J1 League 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 27 appearances.