Matchday 1 2017 Preview – Tokushima Vortis v Tokyo Verdy

Matchday 1 2017 Preview – Tokushima Vortis v Tokyo Verdy

Verdy’s 1st game of the 2017 J2 season is at Away to Tokushima Vortis at Pocari Sweat Stadium (Capc 20,441). Welcome ladies and gentlemen to another J2 season – the end of 2016/start of 2017 has been a real busy one for Verdy with change of personal on the management and player side, it will be a interesting season with management that haven’t been in this league before, fingers crossed that the backroom staff can help the new manager/assistant manager adapt to JLeague football really quick, let’s hope Verdy can start off the season with a victory at least. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v FC Gifu (Sun 27th Nov)

Tamura-Ibayashi-Taira-Koki Anzai

Takaki-Kaz Anzai-Sawai-SugimotoY Takagi

D Takagi-Vieira

Bench – Shibasaki, Hayashi, Futagawa, Nagai, Chugo, Hiramoto, Pinheiro

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Tokushima Vortis (League – Last Season)

Tokyo Verdy – D D L L L
Tokushima Vortis – D W W W L

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Vortis’s last game of the 2016 – they played Shimizu S-Pulse and lost by 2 goals to one, Shimizu scored first but 6 minutes later Vortis player Kotaro Fujiwara scored to make it 1-1, but 17 minutes before time, Shimizu got all 3 points thanks to a Shota Kaneko goal, after this game Vortis finished 9th in the table – 14 points ahead of Verdy, below is the Vortis team against Shimizu.

GK Hasegawa
DF Hashiuchi
DF Fukumoto
DF Fujiwara
DF Hirose
DF Izawa (Y.C, 56’)
MF Iwao
MF Alex
MF Osaki (Off, 70’)
FW Watari (Off, 64’)
FW Yamasaki (Off, 78’)

GK Aizawa
DF Ishii
DF Sasaki
MF Kimura (On, 70’)
MF Kim (On, 78’)
MF Maekawa
FW Sato (On, 64’)

Here are the fixtures for Matchday 1 of the 2017 Season –
Sunday, 26th February
Avispa Fukuoka v Oita Trinita
V-Varen Nagasaki v Thespa Kusatsu Gunma
Roasso Kumamoto v Kamatamare Sanuki
Mito Hollyhock v Shonan Bellmare
Machida Zelvia v JEF United Chiba
Yokohama FC v Matsumoto Yamaga
Nagoya Grampus v Fagiano Okayama
FC Gifu v Renofa Yamaguchi
Kyoto Sanga v Montedio Yamagata
Ehime FC v Zweigen Kanazawa

Come on Verdy!


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