GOLDEN WEEK – Matchday 10 Preview – Thespa Kusatsu Gunma v Tokyo Verdy (2016)


Matchday 10 Preview – Thespa Kusatsu Gunma v Tokyo Verdy

Verdy’s 10th game of the 2016 J2 seaosn is away to Thespa Kusatsu Gunma, after the awful defeat to Mito Hollyhock and losing Alan Pinheriro to injury last weekend, here’s hoping the players will be focused and fully thinking about the game on Friday, Verdy are facing a Gunma side who are in such awful form right now, in the last 5 games (as shown below) have only picked up a single point but have lost the 4 games by a single goal, they don’t concede much but don’t score often as much either, where as Verdy have gotten 3 points from their last 5 games, fingers crossed it will be a Verdy win. The history of head to heads between each other is massively in Verdy’s favour, since December 2014, Verdy have won 14 times – Draws 6 – Gunma wins 4, the largest win for Verdy was a 5-0 thumping of Gunma in March 2007 where Funakoshi, Hulk (2), Tsuchiya and Diego scored with no reply, biggest victory for Gunma was winning 3-0 in May 2009. Fight Towards Victory

Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Mito (Sat, 23rd Apr)
Shibasaki

Koki Anazai-Tamura-Ibayashi-Kaz Anzai

Takaki- Chugo-Minami-Hiramoto-Y Takagi

D Takagi

Bench – Ota, Taira, Nakano, Kusumi, Kitawaki, Sugimoto, Pinheiro

Last 5 Results (From This Season) – Tokyo Verdy and Thespa Kusatsu Gunma

Tokyo Verdy – L D D D L
Thespa Kusatsu Gunma – D L L L L

Here is the Thespa Kusatsu Gunma team that lost 2-1 against Matsumoto Yamaga
last weekend – Gunma were 2-0 down before Takahashi scored in the 80th minute, Yamaga scored in the 29th minute thanks to Kohei Kudo and then 67th minute thanks to Hiroki Yamamoto

GK Shimzu
DF Ichiyanagi (Off)
DF Inui
DF Tsubouchi
DF Takase
MF Segawa
MF Aoki
MF Matsushita
MF Kobayashi (Off)
FW Takahashi
FW Tokiwa (Off)

Subs
GK Suzuki
DF Kawagishi
MF Nagai
MF Funatsu (On)
MF Nakamura
FW Komuta (On)
FW Boka (On)

Fixtures in Matchday 10 –
Friday, 29th April
Kamatamare Sanuki v Giravanz Kitakyushu
V-Varen Nagasaki v Yokohama FC
Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo v Tokushima Vortis
FC Gifu v Renofa Yamaguchi
Fagiano Okayama v Machida Zelvia
Cerezo Osaka v Kyoto Sanga
Mito Hollyhock v JEF United Chiba
Shimizu S-Pulse v Zweigen Kanazawa
Ehime FC v Matsumoto Yamaga
Montedio Yamagata P-P Roasso Kumamoto

Come on Verdy!

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