Oita Trinita will be facing visiting opponents Kawasaki Frontale at Showa Oita Bank Dome in the J1 League match on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Oita Trinita v Kawasaki Frontale game – plus the latest betting odds.
Oita Trinita are hoping to win again following the 2-3 J1 League triumph versus Yokohama FC.
For Oita Trinita, the goalscorers were Toshio Shimakawa (44'), Kei Chinen (88') and Tatsuya Tanaka (93'). Masakazu Tashiro (29') and Kosuke Saito (32') scored for Yokohama FC.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Oita Trinita haven’t conceded. In fact, Oita have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 9 goals during that time.
Their prior results show that Oita Trinita:
- haven’t won against Kawasaki Frontale in their previous 5 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Kawasaki Frontale will go into the encounter following on from a 3-1 J1 League win in the defeat of Yokohama F. Marinos in their most recent outing.
For Kawasaki Frontale, the scorers were Jesiel (90') and Yū Kobayashi (90'). Shinnosuke Hatanaka (59') was the scorer for Yokohama F. Marinos.
Tōru Oniki’s Kawasaki Frontale have fired home 11 times throughout their most recent sextet of matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during that same period equals 5.
Their prior results show that Kawasaki Frontale:
- haven’t been defeated by Oita Trinita in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 7 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 22/11/2009 tells us that Oita Trinita have won 1 of them and Kawasaki Frontale 4, with the tally of draws being 1.
A total of 11 goals were scored between them in these games, with 3 of them from Oita and 8 created by Frontale. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was J1 League match day 9 on 08/08/2020 and the score finished Kawasaki Frontale 2-0 Oita Trinita.
The match was refereed by Yusuke Araki.
Team News: Oita Trinita
Yuki Kagawa (Meniscus Damage), Seigo Kobayashi (Metatarsal Fracture) and Ryosuke Maeda (Sprained Ankle) are unavailable for Oita gaffer Tomohiro Katanosaka.
Team News: Kawasaki Frontale
With a completely healthy group available to select from, Kawasaki Frontale manager Tōru Oniki has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
We feel that Kawasaki Frontale have the ability to create a decent amount of chances and shots on target.
At the same time, Oita Trinita might well find it a difficult task scoring goals, although we do think that it’s probable they’ll be converting at least once here, too.
Our selection here is for a 1-3 winning score for Kawasaki Frontale at full-time.
What are the top odds for the game?
Looking at the bookies’ prices in the full-time result market, victory for Oita Trinita is available for 6, betting on the draw is 4.4 & betting on a victory for Kawasaki Frontale gets 1.54. They’re the most competitive market prices being offered right now.