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Oita Trinita will be visiting Ishikawa Athletics Stadium on Sunday for the J2 League fixture with home side Zweigen Kanazawa.
All Zweigen Kanazawa v Oita Trinita game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
Zweigen Kanazawa will play in this game following on from a 1-1 J2 League tied result vs Renofa Yamaguchi.
The only scorer from Zweigen Kanazawa was Kazuya Onohara (36'). Takayuki Mae (63') scored for Renofa Yamaguchi.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Zweigen Kanazawa have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Zweigen Kanazawa have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 12 goals during that time. That kind of pattern might not be continued into this next game, of course.
Heading into this contest, Zweigen Kanazawa are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
In their previous game, Oita Trinita drew 2-2 in the J2 League tie with Ōmiya Ardija.
For Oita Trinita, the scorers were Pereira (12') and Samuel (22'). Yutaro Hakamata (4') and Seiya Nakano (39') scored for Ōmiya Ardija.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring Oita Trinita has become evident in recent matches. Checking on their last 6 meetings reveals that it has occurred 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal aggregate of 4 while Oita Trinita have scored 8.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head clashes going back to 01/11/2015 shows that Zweigen Kanazawa have won 2 of them & Oita Trinita 3, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A combined sum of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from Zweigen and 6 created by Oita. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was J2 League match day 11 on 20/04/2022 which ended up with the score at Oita Trinita 1-3 Zweigen Kanazawa.
The referee was Reo Tanaka.
Team News: Zweigen Kanazawa
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just one fitness concern for the Zweigen Kanazawa gaffer Masaaki Yanagishita to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Hayato Otani (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Oita Trinita
Oita Trinita boss Takahiro Shimotaira has a number of players out of action. Kazuki Fujimoto (Groin Strain), Arata Watanabe (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Shun Nagasawa (Thigh Muscle Strain), Katsunori Ueebisu (Hamstring Injury) and Ryosuke Tone (Cruciate Ligament Injury) are not ready for selection.
Here, we’re thinking that Zweigen Kanazawa will have their work cut out to get anything against this Oita Trinita outfit who we think should end up scoring and staying ahead.
Therefore, we predict a good tussle with a 0-1 winning score for Oita Trinita at the end of this one.
Little in this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ishikawa Athletics Stadium (20,261)
Captain: Tomonobu Hiroi
Chairman: Hiroshi Yonezawa
Manager: Masaaki Yanagishita
Competitions: J2 League position 17
🔑 Key Player: Yōhei Toyoda
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Yōhei Toyoda was born in Ishikawa, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Nagoya Grampus in the 2004 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 6 league goals in this J2 League 2022 campaign so far from a total of 28 appearances.