Matchday 21 2017 Preview – Roasso Kumamoto v Tokyo Verdy

Matchday 21 2017 Preview – Roasso Kumamoto v Tokyo Verdy

Verdy’s 21st game of the 2017 season is Away to Roasso Kumamoto at EGAO Kenko Stadium. It’s half way though the season and it’s onto the second away game in a row against Roasso Kumamoto, it was back to winning ways for the boys in Green last weekend after a big win over Machida Zelvia, its onto the next away game and its against a team that have not been in a great run with the last 5 league games being all defeats – their last win was against FC Gifu with Kumamoto winning 2-1, this was on the 17th May (Matchday 14), the only win in the last 5 overall games was against Mito Hollyhock in the Emperors Cup 2nd Round by 2 goals to 1, but Verdy have been on more of a better run with 2 wins, 2 draws and a loss, let’s have a look at the head to head between both clubs now, the last time these 2 clubs played was in the Emperors Cup in the 2016 season with Verdy coming out 5-1 winners – with the 2 Takagi brothers on the score sheet with Taira claiming 2 goals and Sawai got the other one, the head to head stats look like this – Verdy wins 8, Draws 2, Kumamoto wins 8 – so its 8 wins each with only 2 draws – in the 2016 season Verdy won 2 out of the 3 games (2 league games and Emperors Cup) so its quite tight between each other but let’s hope for some points. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Zelvia (Sun 25th June)


Koki Anzai-Watanabe, Uchida, Kaz Anzai

Pinheiro- Y Takagi-Vieira

Bench – Naito, Nagata, Tamura, Inoue, Hashimoto, D Takagi, Kajikawa

Subs – Kota Watanabe Off, Shion Inoue On (51’) – Yoshiaki Takagi Off, Hideo Hashimoto On (68’) – Alan Pinheiro Off, Daisuke Takagi On (81’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Roasso Kumamoto (League/Cup –This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – D W D L W
Roasso Kumamoto – L L L W L

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Kumamoto’s last game against Renofa Yamaguchi last weekend, Kumamoto lost by 2 goals to 0, Renofa scored 1 goal in each half, it was Kazuhito Kishida who got the first goal on the 29th minute but in the second half, Yuji Hoshi got the second goal for Yamaguchi on the 63rd minute to seal the 3 points for Renofa, Kumamoto have not had a great last few games with only 1 win in the last 5 games.

GK Hata
DF Miki
DF Lim
DF Ueda
DF Yonehara
DF Kuroki
MF Kamimura
MF Uesato
FW Nakayama
FW Gustavo
FW Suganuma

GK Nomura
DF Sonoda
MF Okamoto
MF Hachikubo
MF Uehara
FW Tanaka
FW Maki

Here are the Matchday 21 Fixtures –

Saturday, 1st July
Montedio Yamagata v Machida Zelvia
JEF United Chiba v Oita Trinita
Kyoto Sanga v Thespa Kusatsu Gunma
Renofa Yamaguchi v Matsumoto Yamaga
Avispa Fukuoka v FC Gifu
Shonan Bellmare v Nagoya Grampus
Zweigen Kanazawa v Yokohama FC
Fagiano Okayama v Mito Hollyhock
Kamatamare Sanuki v V-Varen Nagasaki
Tokushima Vortis v Ehime FC

Come on Verdy!