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Oita Trinita will be at Ekimae Real Estate Stadium on Friday for the J1 League meeting with hosts Sagan Tosu.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Sagan Tosu v Oita Trinita can be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Sagan Tosu will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 2-1 J1 League triumph vs Shimizu S-Pulse.
In that match, Sagan Tosu managed 62% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For Sagan Tosu, goals were scored by Ryōhei Shirasaki (58') and Eduardo (74'). Shimizu S-Pulse had 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Thiago Santana (65') scored for Shimizu S-Pulse.
Myung-Hwi Kim's Sagan Tosu have netted a sum total of 8 times in their last 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games stands at 8.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Sagan Tosu:
- haven't lost in the league to Oita Trinita in their last 2 matches.
- have not registered a win against Oita Trinita in their last 5 league games.
Oita Trinita will come into the clash after a 2-0 J1 League win to beat Shonan Bellmare in their last fixture.
In that game, Oita Trinita had 40% possession and 3 shots at goal with 2 on target. For Oita Trinita, the goalscorers were Yuta Koide (32') and Kohei Isa (86'). At the other end, Shonan Bellmare had 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
Demonstrating their appetite for productive encounters, goals have been celebrated 21 times in the previous 6 matches in which Oita Trinita have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 3.5 goals each clash. Opposing teams have got 15 from this total. We will have to see whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Oita Trinita:
- have not won against Sagan Tosu when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league games. Not good.
- remain unbeaten by Sagan Tosu in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 12 league games. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 31/07/2013 shows us that Sagan Tosu have won 1 of them & Oita Trinita 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
An aggregate of 19 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 from Sagan Tosu and 11 coming from Oita. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was J1 League match day 14 on 15/05/2021 when it finished Oita Trinita 1-1 Sagan Tosu.
In that match, Oita Trinita managed 58% possession and 13 shots on goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Shun Nagasawa (82').
For their opponents, Sagan Tosu had 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Keita Yamashita (11') scored.
The match was refereed by Masuya Ueda.
Team News: Sagan Tosu
Ye-hoon Ueom (Fatigue fracture), Fuchi Honda (Hamstring Injury) and Yosuke Yuzawa (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for Sagan Tosu gaffer Myung-Hwi Kim.
Team News: Oita Trinita
With a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Oita Trinita boss Tomohiro Katanosaka doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report coming into this match.
We’re of the opinion that Oita Trinita are likely to find the net against this Sagan Tosu outfit, although that may not be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re predicting a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Sagan Tosu at full-time. Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ekimae Real Estate Stadium (24,130)
Captain: Carlos Eduardo
Chairman: Junjiro Fukuoka
Manager: Myung-Hwi Kim
Competitions: J1 League position 3
⭐ Star Man: Yuta Higuchi
Mostly used in the position, Yuta Higuchi was born in Saga, Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Sagan Tosu in the 2019 season, the skilful Midfielder has bagged 5 league goals in the J1 League 2021 season so far from a total of 27 appearances.