Matchday 28 2018 Season Preview – Montedio Yamagata v Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 28 2018 Season Preview – Montedio Yamagata v Tokyo Verdy

Verdy’s 30th game of the 2018 season is Away to Montedio Yamagata at ND Soft Stadium. It’s onto another matchday and this time it’s a away game for Verdy this time, it’s away to Montedio Yamagata, Verdy are on a run of being unbeaten in their last 6 games while Yamagata on a bit of a bad run with 3 losses from their last 5 games with the last game was against Kyoto Sanga (see Look At Our Opponents below for that game), Verdy are currently 5th in the league where as Yamagata are currently in 11th place and the head to head between the 2 sides is pretty close – the last time Verdy and Yamagata faced each other was in Matchday 6 when it finished 0-0 at Ajinomoto Stadium, let’s hope Verdy can get something from this game, hopefully either a draw or at least a win, fingers crossed. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Omiya (Sat 4th August)

Kamifukumoto

Tamura-Ibayashi-Hatanaka-Narawa

Uchida-Watanabe- Kajikawa

Fujimoto-Pinheiro-Vieira

Bench – Shibasaki, Taira, Sato, Lee, Inoue, R Hayashi, Izumisawa

Subs – Alan Pinheiro Off, Jin Izumisawa On (35’) – Kota Watanabe Off, Yong Jick Lee On (81’) – Douglas Vieira Off, Ryohei Hayashi On (83’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Montedio Yamagata (League/Cup – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – W D W W W
Montedio Yamagata – W L L W L

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Montedio Yamagata’s last game in the League Away to Kyoto Sanga at Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium. Montedio Yamagata went down by 1 goal to 0 against bottom of the league Kyoto Sanga and the only goal of the game came from Renzo Lopez in the first 10 minutes of the game.

(3-4-3 Formation)
GK – Kushibiki
DF – Tamura
DF – Kumamoto
DF – Matsumoto
MF – Miki (Off, 60’)
MF – Honda
MF – Nakamura (Off, 68’)
MF – Yamada
FW – Minami
FW – Sakano (Off, 80’)
FW – Kobayashi

Subs
GK – Kodama
DF – Sakai
MF – Anzai
MF – Yuruki (On, 68’)
MF – Kusukami (On, 80’)
MF – Uchida (On, 60’)
FW – Alves

Data – For Yamagata v Kyoto
Shots – 6
Free Kicks – 12
Corner Kicks – 2
Penalties – 0
Cards – 0 Yellow/0 Red

Here are the Matchday 28 Fixtures –

Saturday, 11th August
Montedio Yamagata v Tokyo Verdy
FC Gifu v Kyoto Sanga
Kamatamare Sanuki v Matsumoto Yamaga
Avispa Fukuoka v Mito Hollyhock
Albirex Niigata v Tochigi SC
Zweigen Kanazawa v Ventforet Kofu
Roasso Kumamoto v Yokohama FC
Oita Trinita v Fagiano Okayama

Sunday, 12th August
Machida Zelvia v JEF United Chiba
Renofa Yamaguchi v Tokushima Vortis
Ehime FC v Omiya Ardija

Come on Verdy!

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Matchday 27 2018 Season Review – Tokyo Verdy 2-1 Omiya Ardija


Matchday 27 2018 Season Review – Tokyo Verdy 2-1 Omiya Ardija

Verdy sealed another 3 points with a 2-1 win over Omiya Ardija, that makes Verdy’s unbeaten run to 6 (cup/league) games which has pushed Verdy up to into the playoff zone, to the game itself, it was Verdy with the first goal of the game when a pass from Kanya Fujimoto to Kota Watanabe near the box, Watanabe got a cross into the box across the pitch and the ball found Alan Pinheiro in the right place at the right time and he put the ball into the back of the Omiya net to make it 1-0 after only 12 minutes and the Verdy players celebrated with a baby celebration, deep into injury time, Verdy doubled their lead after a little mix up by Jin Izumisawa, the ball went up into the air but the ball found the head of Douglas Vieira and Vieira’s header went over the Omiya GK and went into the back of the net to make it 2-0 – very strange how the goal came about but it was Verdy leading into half time, into the second half now, it wasn’t till 20 minutes to go till Omiya got a goal back when a through ball from a Omiya player to Mateus and he ran past the Verdy DF towards the goal and Naoto Kamifukumoto came out of his goal to try and get the ball off Mateus but Mateus passed it to Yuta Mikado who was up with him in the box and he put the ball into the back of the empty net to make it 2-1, then Omiya had a number of chances from a corner but Kamifukumoto held onto the ball and it finished up with Verdy winning in the end.

Ajinomoto Stadium, Attendance – 5,350

Tokyo Verdy Team – Kamifukumoto, Tamura, Ibayashi, Hatanaka, Narawa, Uchida, Watanabe, Kajikawa, Fujimoto, Pinheiro, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Shibasaki, Taira, Sato, Lee, Inoue, R Hayashi, Izumisawa

Omiya Ardija Team – Kasahara, Sakai, Yamakoshi, Komoto, Kawazura, Shimada, Oyama, Mikado, Barada, Tomiyama, Omae

Omiya Ardija Subs – Shiota, Okui, Hatao, Mateus, Yokotani, Toscano, Simovic

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl2Mn9LtGj0

Match Statistics and Info
12’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 7 – Alan Pinheiro
35’ – Sub – Verdy – Alan Pinheiro Off, Jin Izumisawa On
45’ +3’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 9 – Douglas Vieira
54’ – Sub – Omiya – Shintaro Shimada Off, Mateus On
58’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Kota Watanabe
68’ – Sub – Omiya – Keisuke Oyama Off, Marcelo Toscano On
71’ GOAL – Omiya – Number 7 – Yuta Mikado
75’ – Yellow Card – Omiya – Hiroyuki Komoto
81’ – Sub – Omiya – Akimi Barada Off, Shigeru Yokotani On
81’ – Sub – Verdy – Kota Watanabe Off, Yong Jick Lee On
83’ – Sub – Verdy – Douglas Vieira Off, Ryohei Hayashi On
90’ +2’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Yong Jick Lee

Shots – Tokyo Verdy 13 – Omiya 9
FK – Tokyo Verdy 11 – Omiya 7
CK – Tokyo Verdy 10 – Omiya 5
PK – Tokyo Verdy 0 – Omiya 0
Cards – Tokyo Verdy 2/0 – Omiya 1/0

Matchday 27 Results –

Saturday, 4th August
JEF United Chiba 2-3 Matsumoto Yamaga
Tokyo Verdy 2-1 Omiya Ardija
Yokohama FC 2-3 Machida Zelvia
Ventforet Kofu 1-2 Avispa Fukuoka
Kyoto Sanga 1-0 Montedio Yamagata
Tochigi SC 4-1 FC Gifu
Tokushima Vortis 1-0 Mito Hollyhock
Ehime FC 2-0 Renofa Yamaguchi

Sunday, 5th August
Fagiano Okayama 3-0 Kamatamare Sanuki
Roasso Kumamoto 0-1 Zweigen Kanazawa
Oita Trinita 4-0 Albirex Niigata

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Saturday, 11th August – Away v Montedio Yamagata, 6pm

Matchday 27 2018 Season Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Omiya Ardija


Matchday 27 2018 Season Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Omiya Ardija

Verdy’s 29th game of the 2018 season is at Home to Omiya Ardija at Ajinomoto Stadium. Verdy are back with a home game when they entertain Omiya Ardija at Ajinpmoto Stadium, after the 1-0 win over Kyoto, Verdy are on a good run at the moment with 4 games unbeaten in the league and go into a very tough game against Omiya Ardija who are only just a point behind in the table but have lost the last 3 out of the last 5 games (1 v Sendai in the Emperors Cup and 2 in the league against Tokushima and Yamaga), Omiya’s last game was a 2-1 victory over Roasso Kumamoto at the Nack 5 Stadium (see Look At Our Opponents below), the last time Verdy and Omiya faced off against each other was in Matchday 11 this season where Verdy travelled to Nack 5 Stadium but came away with a 2-0 defeat with Simovic (49’) and Mateus (89’) the goalscorers for Omiya, let’s hope Verdy can get something from this game, either a draw or even a win would be good, fingers crossed. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Kyoto (Sun 29th July)

Kamifukumoto

Tamura-Ibayashi-Hatanaka-Narawa

Uchida-Watanabe-Inoue

Fujimoto-Pinheiro-Vieira

Bench – Shibasaki, Taira, Sato, Lee, Kajikawa, R Hayashi, Izumisawa

Subs – Shion Inoue Off, Ryota Kajikawa On (57’) – Naoya Tamura Off, Tomohiro Taira On (66’) – Kota Watanabe Off, Jin Izumisawa On (77’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Omiya Ardija (League/Cup – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – W W D W W
Omiya Ardija – L W L L W

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Omiya Ardija’s last game in the League at Home to Roasso Kumamoto at Nack 5 Stadium. Omiya came away from Nack 5 Stadium with a 2-1 win over Roasso Kumamoto, but it was Kumamoto scored first when Shun Ito scored with only 10 minutes gone but with less than 30 minutes to go, Noriyoshi Sakai and Genki Omae scored within 3 minutes of each other (67’ and 70’) which sealed all 3 points for Omiya.

(4-4-2 Formation)
GK – Kasahara
DF – Sakai
DF – Yamakoshi
DF – Komoto
DF – Kawazura
MF – Barada
MF – Dyama
MF – Mikado
MF – Mateus
FW – Simovic (Off, 60’)
FW – Omae (Off, 86’)

Subs
GK – Shiota
DF – Okui
DF – Takayama
MF – Yokotani
MF – Shimada
FW – Toscano (On, 86’)
FW – Tomiyama (On, 60’)

Data – For Omiya v Kumamoto
Shots – 10
Free Kicks – 13
Corner Kicks – 5
Penalties – 0
Cards – 2 Yellow/0 Red – Mateus and Komoto

Here are the Matchday 27 Fixtures–

Saturday, 4th August
JEF United Chiba v Matsumoto Yamaga
Tokyo Verdy v Omiya Ardija
Yokohama FC v Machida Zelvia
Ventforet Kofu v Avispa Fukuoka
Kyoto Sanga v Montedio Yamagata
Tochigi SC v FC Gifu
Tokushima Vortis v Mito Hollyhock
Ehime FC v Renofa Yamaguchi

Sunday, 5th August
Fagiano Okayama v Kamatamare Sanuki
Roasso Kumamoto v Zweigen Kanazawa
Oita Trinita v Albirex Niigata

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 26 2018 Season Review – Kyoto Sanga 0-1 Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 26 2018 Season Review – Kyoto Sanga 0-1 Tokyo Verdy

Verdy sealed another win with a late goal from Kanta Fujimoto which sealed the 3 points for Verdy and kept them in line for the play off challenge, to the game itself, Kota Watanabe came up with Verdy’s first chance of the game when a through ball found Watanabe but his shot was straight at the Kyoto GK Tomoya Wakahara which was cleared away by the Kyoto DF, then Kyoto had a good chance when a long cross into the Verdy box was long but the ball found Yuto Iwasaki in the box and then he passed it to Renzo Lopez who backed heeled it towards the goal but was blocked and then the Verdy DF cleared away, Kyoto went really close when a long free kick from Kyoto’s Number 44 Yoshihiro Shoji found the back of Yusuke Muta’s head and the ball went wide, Verdy had another good chance when a 35 yard chance from Alan Pinheiro and Kyoto’s GK Wakahara pushed the ball away, into the second half now, Kyoto had another decent chance when a cross in from Shoji was punched away by Naoto Kamifukumoto and then the ball found Shimpei Fukuoka and he ran towards the box and his shot was saved by Kamifukumoto for a Kyoto corner. Verdy really had a great chance when Kota Watanabe passed it to Ryota Kajikawa passed it onto the edge of the box to Douglas Vieira where he turned around and shot from inside the box and then shot but it was deflected up and the ball hit the bar, so close for Verdy, but then 10 minutes before the end of the game, it was Kanya Fujimoto who got the ball off a Verdy player and his shot from about 30 yards out and Fujimoto’s shot went into the back of the net in the bottom right of the net to make it 1-0 but Kyoto had one last chance when Tomoya Koyamatsu passed a through ball to Takuya Shigehiro and Kamifukumoto came out of his box and stayed big and it worked as he saved it and it was cleared away but it was all too late and Verdy finished with a 1-0 win.

Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Attendance – 4,337

Tokyo Verdy Team – Kamifukumoto, Tamura, Ibayashi, Hatanaka, Narawa, Uchida, Watanabe, Inoue, Fujimoto, Pinheiro, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Shibasaki, Taira, Sato, Lee, Kajikawa, R Hayashi, Izumisawa

Kyoto Sanga Team – Wakahara, Honda, Someya, Muta, Ishibitsu, Sento, Fukuoka, Kanakubo, Shoji, Renzo Lopez, Iwasaki

Kyoto Sanga Subs – Shimizu, Shomohata, Yuzawa, Koyamatsu, Okubo, Juninho, Shigehiro

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiPkoBraB2c

Match Statistics and Info
57’ – Sub – Verdy – Shion Inoue Off, Ryota Kajikawa On
66’ – Sub – Verdy – Naoya Tamura Off, Tomohiro Taira On
66’ – Sub – Kyoto – Keiya Sento Off, Tomoya Koyamatsu On
77’ – Sub – Verdy – Kota Watanabe Off, Jin Izumisawa On
80’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 35 – Kanya Fujimoto
90’ – Sub – Kyoto – Shimpei Fukuoka Off, Takuya Shigehiro On
90’ +2’ – Sub – Kyoto – Jun Kanakubo Off, Yosuke Yuzawa On

Shots – Kyoto 11 – Tokyo Verdy 13
FK – Kyoto 15 – Tokyo Verdy 8
CK – Kyoto 2 – Tokyo Verdy 9
PK – Kyoto 0 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Kyoto 0/0 – Tokyo Verdy 0/0

Matchday 26 Results –

Sunday, 29th July
Mito Hollyhock 4-1 Ehime FC
Tochigi SC 1-1 Zweigen Kanazawa
Matsumoto Yamaga 1-0 Ventforet Kofu
Albirex Niigata 1-2 JEF United Chiba
FC Gifu 0-2 Oita Trinita
Kyoto Sanga 0-1 Tokyo Verdy
Fagiano Okayama P-P Tokushima Vortis
Kamatamare Sanuki P-P Montedio Yamagata
Avispa Fukuoka P-P Yokohama FC
Omiya Ardija 2-1 Roasso Kumamoto
Renofa Yamaguchi P-P Machida Zelvia

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Saturday, 4th August – Home v Omiya Ardija, 6pm

Matchday 26 2018 Season Preview – Kyoto Sanga v Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 26 2018 Season Preview – Kyoto Sanga v Tokyo Verdy

Verdy’s 28th game of the 2018 season is Away to Kyoto Sanga at Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium. Verdy made a great come back in their first midweek game for a while in the league (last one was back in Matchday 12) when they came from behind to win 4-3 against Albirex Niigata where Alan Pinheiro scored a injury time winner to seal all 3 points for Verdy, it’s back to normal weekend league games where Verdy will travel to Kyoto Sanga for Matchday 26, the last game for Kyoto was a 2-1 defeat to Machida Zelvia on Wednesday (see Look At Our Opponents below), currently Kyoto Sanga are in 22nd place and really haven’t started the season all that well as from their 24 games, they’ve only won 4 and drawn 4 of them and losing 16 games so far, it’s not looking good for Kyoto at all as they could go down to J3 if they are not careful, Verdy and Kyoto have already played this season with Verdy coming away with a 3-1 win, Lopez scoring for Kyoto – R Hayashi (2) and Sato scoring Verdy’s 3 goals, let’s hope Verdy can keep up this run, let’s hope for something from this game at least, either a win or a draw at least. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Niigata (Wed 25th July)

Kamifukumoto

Narawa-Ibayashi-Hatanaka-Tamura

Uchida-Watanabe-Kajikawa

Sato-Izumisawa-Vieira

Bench – Shibasaki, Taira, Inoue, Leandro, R Hayashi, Fujimoto, Pinheiro

Subs – Jin Izumisawa Off, Kanya Fujimoto On (46’) – Yuhei Sato Off, Alan Pinheiro On (55’) – Kota Watanabe Off, Leandro On (75’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Kyoto Sanga (League/Cup – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – L W W D W
Kyoto Sanga – L D L L L

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Kyoto Sanga’s last game in the League Away to Machida Zelvia at Machida Stadium. Kyoto Sanga went down 2-1 away to Machida Zelvia, it was a great start for Zelvia when Shuta Doi scored very early on in the game, but it wasn’t till the second half when Kyoto equalised on the 71st minute when Renzo Lopez got on the score sheet but about 15 minites later it was Machida who went back ahead thanks to Koki Shimosaka on the 84th minute to break Kyoto’s heart after getting back level with 20 minutes to go.

(4-4-2 Formation)
GK – Shimizu
DF – Honda
DF – Someya
DF – Masukawa
DF – Ishibitsu
MF – Shigehiro (Off, 68’)
MF – Koyamatsu (Off, 46’)
MF – Fukuoka (Off, 87’)
MF – Shoji
FW – Renzo Lopez
FW – Iwasaki

Subs
GK – Wakahara
DF – Muta
DF – Iwase
MF – Yuzawa (On, 68’)
MF – Sento (On, 46’)
MF – Okubo
MF – Juninho (On, 87’)

Data – For Kyoto v Machida
Shots – 3
Free Kicks – 17
Corner Kicks – 5
Penalties – 0
Cards – 1 Yellow/0 Red – Masukawa

Here are the Matchday 26 Fixtures–

Sunday, 29th July
Mito Hollyhock v Ehime FC
Tochigi SC v Zweigen Kanazawa
Matsumoto Yamaga v Ventforet Kofu
Albirex Niigata v JEF United Chiba
FC Gifu v Oita Trinita
Kyoto Sanga v Tokyo Verdy
Fagiano Okayama v Tokushima Vortis (Postponed – TBA)
Kamatamare Sanuki v Montedio Yamagata (Postponed – TBA)
Avispa Fukuoka v Yokohama FC
Omiya Ardija v Roasso Kumamoto
Renofa Yamaguchi v Machida Zelvia (Postponed – TBA)

A few games have/could be called off due to the typhoon that has been hitting Japan, 3 games have been called off already and maybe more to come

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 25 2018 Season Review – Tokyo Verdy 4-3 Albirex Niigata


Matchday 25 2018 Season Review – Tokyo Verdy 4-3 Albirex Niigata

Verdy sealed a late winner when Alan Pinheiro scored an injury time to make it 4-3 in the end, it was going backwards and forwards with the goals when it was 1-0 to Verdy early on in the game and then 2-1 to Niigata before half time, 2-2 early in the second half, then 3-2 to Niigata and then about 10 minutes later it was 3-3 and then Pinheiro scoring the winner late on to make it a 4-3 victory for Verdy, to the game though, it was Verdy who struck first after a short corner which was then crossed into the box and then the ball came off a Niigata player (Number 24 Teruki Hara) and the ball went past the Niigata GK Alex Muralha to make it 1-0 to Verdy after only 4 minutes gone, but late on into the first half, Niigata got themselves a penalty after Michihiro Yasuda was pulled down in the box and he took the penalty and put it past Naoto Kamifukumoto’s left to make it 1-1, Niigata made it 2-1 only 5 minutes later after a Niigata FK came into the box and it found Kenta Hirose unmarked and he passed it into the box, Kamifukumoto palmed the ball away, but the ball found Tatsuya Tanaka and his shot found the back of the net to make it 2-1 to Niigata, they had turned it around after going behind so early on, but this game wasn’t over just yet, into the second half now and Verdy got themselves a penalty as well as Douglas Vieira was pulled down by a Niigata DF so it was Vieira to take the penalty and his put the ball to Muralha’s right hand side as the Niigata went the other way, 2-2 now, but Kenta Hirose made it 3-2 to Niigata not too long after Verdy scored, from a Niigata corner, the ball found Hirose on the edge of the 6 yard box and his shot seemed to bounce over Kamifukumoto and go into the back of the net, but Verdy were not done yet, with 15 minutes to go, it was 3-3 after a cross into the box looked like it might go out but Alan Pinheiro kept the ball in and passed it to Leandro – his shot deflected to Vieira who was in the right place at the right time and his shot blasted past the Niigata GK to equalise, 15 minutes to go, it was anyone’s game. But it was Verdy who came out on top as in injury time, a ball up field found Vieira in the centre of the pitch and he got the ball down and passed it to Leandro who then saw Pinheiro open and passed to him, Pinheiro then beat one Niigata DF and then curled the ball past the Niigata DF and GK to make it 4-2 to Verdy WOW! What a comeback by the boys in green and a big win.

Ajinomoto Stadium, Attendance – 4,534

Tokyo Verdy Team – Kamifukumoto, Narawa, Ibayashi, Hatanaka, Tamura, Uchida, K Watanabe, Kajikawa, Sato, Izumisawa, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Shibasaki, Inoue, Leandro, R Hayashi, Fujimoto, Pinheiro

Albirex Niigata Team – Muralha, Yasuda, Hara, Hirose, T Watanabe, Ogawa, Kato, Toshima, Y Takagi, Yano, Tanaka

Albirex Niigata Subs – Otani, Tomisawa, Kajiyama, R Watanabe, Thalles, A Watanabe, Kawata

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB7G1f_gs-I/

Match Statistics and Info
4’ GOAL – Verdy – Own Goal
12’ – Yellow Card – Niigata – Teruki Hara
26’ – Yellow Card – Niigata – Masaru Kato
37’ GOAL – Niigata – Number 3 – Michihiro Yasuda
42’ GOAL – Niigata – Number 14 – Tatsuya Tanaka
46’ – Sub – Verdy – Jin Izumisawa Off, Kanya Fujimoto On
55’ – Sub – Verdy –Yuhei Sato Off, Alan Pinheiro On
59’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 9 – Douglas Vieira
67’ GOAL – Niigata – Number 2 – Kenta Hirose
68’ – Sub – Niigata – Masaru Kato Off, Arata Watanabe On
75’ – Sub – Niigata – Tatsuya Tanaka Off, Ryoma Watanabe On
75’ – Sub – Verdy – Kota Watanabe Off, Leandro On
76’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 9 – Douglas Vieira
83’ – Sub – Niigata – Yoshiaki Takagi Off, Atsushi Kawata On
90’ +2’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 7 – Alan Pinheiro

Shots – Tokyo Verdy 10 – Niigata 12
FK – Tokyo Verdy 13 – Niigata 6
CK – Tokyo Verdy 6 – Niigata 9
PK – Tokyo Verdy 1 – Niigata 1
Cards – Tokyo Verdy 0/0 – Niigata 2/0

Matchday 35 Results –

Wednesday, 25th July
Montedio Yamagata 1-0 Fagiano Okayama
Mito Hollyhock 0-0 Tochigi SC
Omiya Ardija 1-2 Matsumoto Yamaga
JEF United Chiba 2-1 Ventforet Kofu
Machida Zelvia 2-1 Kyoto Sanga
Zweigen Kanazawa 0-0 Yokohama FC
FC Gifu 2-3 Kamatamare Sanuki
Tokushima Vortis 3-1 Avispa Fukuoka
Roasso Kumamoto 2-2 Renofa Yamaguchi
Oita Trinita 0-1 Ehime FC
Tokyo Verdy 4-3 Albirex Niigata

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sunday, 29th July – Away v Kyoto Sanga, 6pm

Matchday 25 2018 Season Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Albirex Niigata


Matchday 25 2018 Season Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Albirex Niigata

Verdy’s 27th game of the 2018 season is at Home to Albirex Niigata at Ajinomoto Stadium. It’s onto midweek action for Verdy as they have a home game at Ajinomoto Stadium against Albirex Niigata, it was a good draw away to Avispa Fukuoka last weekend where Verdy came away with 0 goals but didn’t conceded a goal either which kept Verdy in the top half of the table, Verdy are hoping to stay up in the top half of the table when playing Niigata, speaking of Niigata, their last game was against Yamagata in the league where Niigata came away with a injury time winner to seal all 3 points (see Look At Our Opponents below), Verdy and Niigata have already faced each other this season with Verdy coming away from Niigata with a 2-1 victory – Niigata scoring first in the 23rd minute thanks to Kato but Verdy got back into the game at the start of the second half with goals from Watanabe and Ryohei Hayashi sealed all 3 points, let’s hope Verdy can keep the unbeaten run going, hopefully at least get something from the game, fingers crossed. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Avispa (Sat 21st July)

Shibasaki

Ibayashi-Hatanaka-Taira-Narawa

Uchida-Watanabe-Kajikawa

Izumisawa-Lee-Vieira

Bench – Shibasaki, S Hayashi, Tamura, Sato, Inoue, Leandro, R Hayashi

Subs – Yong Jick Lee Off, Ryohei Hayashi On (60’) – Jin Izumisawa Off, Shogo Hayashi On (61’) – Douglas Vieira Off, Leandro On (80’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Avispa Fukuoka (League/Cup – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – L L W W D
Albirex Niigata – D L L L W

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Albirex Niigata’s last game in the League Away to Montedio Yamagata at ND Stadium. It was 2 late goals that sealed all 3 points for Niigata away to Yamagata, it was Yamagata who scored first and in the first half Seigo Kobayashi but with 8 minutes of the game to go, Niigata got back into the game when Arata Watanabe scored the equaliser on the 87th minute but Niigata scored the winner 5 minutes into injury time Michihiro Yasuda popped up and scored giving Niigata all 3 points.

(4-4-2 Formation)
GK – Muralha
DF – Yasuda
DF – Hara
DF – Hirose
DF – Watanabe
MF – Ogawa
MF – Kato (Off, 66’)
MF – Toshima
MF – Y Takagi (Off, 72’)
FW – Yano
FW – Tanaka (Off, 80’)

Subs
GK – Otani
DF – Kawaguchi
DF – Tomisawa
MF – Isomura
FW – Thalles (On, 80’)
FW – A Watanabe (On, 66’)
FW – Kawata (On, 72’)

Data – For Niigata v Yamagata
Shots – 13
Free Kicks – 13
Corner Kicks – 13
Penalties – 0
Cards – 0 Yellow/0 Red

Here are the Matchday 25 Fixtures–

Wednesday, 25th July
Montedio Yamagata v Fagiano Okayama
Mito Hollyhock v Tochigi SC
Omiya Ardija v Matsumoto Yamaga
JEF United Chiba v Ventforet Kofu
Machida Zelvia v Kyoto Sanga
Zweigen Kanazawa v Yokohama FC
FC Gifu v Kamatamare Sanuki
Tokushima Vortis v Avispa Fukuoka
Roasso Kumamoto v Renofa Yamaguchi
Oita Trinita v Ehime FC
Tokyo Verdy v Albirex Niigata

Come on Verdy!