Júbilo Iwata journey to City Light Stadium on Sunday for the J2 League fixture with home team Fagiano Okayama.
View all of the Fagiano Okayama v Júbilo Iwata predictions, poll and stats below (inc. the best betting odds).
Fagiano Okayama will be looking for an improved result here after a 5-0 J2 League loss in their previous game against V-Varen Nagasaki.
Cayman Togashi (48'), Edigar Junio (79') and Víctor Ibarbo (85') scored for V-Varen Nagasaki.
In their preceding 6 fixtures, Kenji Arima’s Fagiano Okayama have hit the target a combined total of 6 times – an average number of goals scored per match of 1.
Going into this encounter, Fagiano Okayama are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
In their last game, Júbilo Iwata drew 1-1 in the J2 League tie with Albirex Niigata.
Tae-Se Jong (58') was the scorer for Albirex Niigata.
Júbilo Iwata have been good when going forward in their most recent fixtures, having scored 8 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Júbilo Iwata can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same matches. That kind of pattern might not be carried forward into this next game, however.
Coming into this clash, Júbilo Iwata haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring the two was J2 League match day 3 on 05/07/2020 which ended up with the score at Júbilo Iwata 1-1 Fagiano Okayama.
Team News: Fagiano Okayama
Shintaro Shimizu (Sprained Ankle), Kazuma Shiina (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Kosuke Masutani (Pubis bone irritation), Kohei Kiyama (Thigh Muscle Strain), Yuma Hiroki (Ankle Surgery) and Takuma Takeda (Torn lateral collateral ligament) are not available for Okayama gaffer Kenji Arima.
Team News: Júbilo Iwata
Júbilo Iwata manager Fernando Jubero has a number of players out of action. Lukian (Herniated Disc), Fozil Musaev (Hamstring Injury), Kakeru Funaki (Corona virus), Ryoma Ishida (Corona virus), Yasuyuki Konno (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) and Norimichi Yamamoto (Torn Ankle Ligament) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’re of the opinion that Fagiano Okayama may well find it hard to register a score against this Júbilo Iwata team who we think should score & stay on top.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 advantage for Júbilo Iwata at the end of this game.
Should be an interesting one.
What are the best odds for the game?
Looking at the betting prices for the match in the 90 min. result market, backing Fagiano Okayama is available for 3.4, a bet on the game finishing all-square is 3.22 and taking a punt on the winning team to be Júbilo Iwata can get you 2.275. These are the best prices offered as of now.