Fagiano Okayama VS FC Ryukyu, a draw game

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Match Time:8/1/2020 18:00 Saturday(GMT+8)

J-League Division 2 -- Fagiano Okayama VS FC Ryukyu

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TEAM NEWS

 

Fagiano Okayama still have the same six injured players but are thankfully reporting nothing new before this weekend.

 

FC Ryukyu are missing four injured players for the weekend game while Shinji Ono are still doubful. 

 

Fagiano Okayama

Suspended: None

Doubtful: None

Injured/Unavailable: Lee Kyung-tae (dislocated shoulder), Tomoya Fukumoto (knee), Kazuma Shiina (knee surgery), Kosuke Masutani (pelvic infection), Leo Mineiro (knee), Paulinho (thigh)

 

FC Ryukyu

Suspended: None

Doubtful: Shinji Ono

Injured/Unavailable: Shuto Kawai (ankle), Takuya Hitomi (knee), Kosuke Inose (shoulder surgery). Lee Ji-seong (illness)

 

MATCH PREVIEW

PREDICTION: DRAW

 

Fagiano Okayama took the lead through Lee Yong-jae at home to Kyoto Sanga last Wednesday night in J2, before conceding to draw the game 1-1. They then worked hard in defence to hold on to a point, only letting their guard down on a corner to concede the goal. After two losses and result that is not a defeat is good, and this was a well-earned point against a team that will be challenging for the top two places. A little confidence gained, perhaps and into this game against a team that is struggling even more than them.

 

Ren Ikeda and Shinya Uehara gave FC Ryukyu the lead twice at home to Jubilo Iwata last Wednesday in J2, but they were pulled back on both occasions and the game ended 2-2. After three defeats (and a draw) in four matches to open their season, they have steadied a little and now have three draws in their last four matches and this last game was the first time this season that they had scored more than one goal. I don't think this team is going to improve too much this season, but they should be able to continue to grab some draws.

 

Two draws and two losses for Fagiano Okayama in their last four home matches, while FC Ryukyu have been trying harder not to lose than to score, which is working – three draws in four. I see another draw here.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

 

In J2 matches between these two teams last season Fagiano Okayama won both games.

 

Fagiano Okayama VS FC Ryukyu

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