FC Tokyo VS Yokohama FC - J-League Division 1 Match Preview

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Match Time:9/9/2020 18:00 Wednesday(GMT+8)

J-League Division 1 -- FC Tokyo VS Yokohama FC

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TEAM NEWS

FC Tokyo will still be missing Kiwara Miyazaki and Keigo Higashi.

 

Both Eijiro Takeda and Maguinho had to be replaced in a recent game and are still being diagnosed. Consider them both doubtful as there have been no updates given on either.

 

FC Tokyo

Suspended: None

Doubtful: None

Injured/Unavailable: Kiwara Miyazaki (thigh tear), Keigo Higashi (foot operation).

 

Yokohama FC

Suspended: None

Doubtful: Eijiro Takeda (unspecified), Maguinho (unspecified)

Injured/Unavailable: None

 

MATCH PREVIEW

MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN

 

Shuto Abe's 1st half goal was enough to give FC Tokyo the 1-0 away win at Oita Trinita last weekend. It was a narrow win, but it was three points and after a fortunate win in the league at Gamba Osaka the matchday before they seem to be riding their luck. They sit in 3rd position in the league, but it should be noted that they have played one, or even two more games than part of the teams below them.

 

Yokohama FC were unfortunate to meet a fresh Sagan Tosu last weekend and went down 3-0 away from home. After three wins in-a-row to pull away from the bottom of the table, they have reverted to expectations and lost two, conceding five goals at the same time. I can't see them bouncing back to beat today's hosts or the high-flying Nagoya Grampus next week, so tough times ahead, or returning for Yokohama FC.

 

FC Tokyo should be able to handle the challenge of their visitors this week and take another win to stay in touch at the top of the league.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

The last time these two teams met was in J2 in 2011 when FC Tokyo won both games on the way to promotion. They last met in J1 in 2007, when FC Tokyo also won both games.

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