Matchday 12 2018 Season Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Machida Zelvia

Matchday 12 2018 Season Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Machida Zelvia

Verdy’s 12th game of the 2018 season is at Home to Machida Zelvia at Ajinomoto Stadium. It was the first defeat for Verdy in Matchday 11 when they lost 2-0 away to Omiya Ardija, now it’s a midweek matchday with it being Constitutional Memorial Day (which is part of Golden Week, which is coupled with Showa Day and Greenery Day) and the Public Holiday game is against their near neighbours Machida Zelvia at Ajinomoto Stadium, it’s sort of like on Boxing Day here in the UK when you play a team that is in your general area of where you live (Example – the team I support here in England are Spennymoor Town FC and they played Blyth Spartans on Boxing Day and New Year as they are in close proximity to each other), Zelvia currently are sitting in 8th place in the league with 16 points – winning 4 games, drawing 4 and losing 3 with a +2 goal difference at the moment, their last game was a 4-3 defeat away to Oita Trinita (you can find out all the info below) while Verdy will want to get back to winning ways after losing to Omiya and see themselves currently 5th after dropping one place and have 18 points. The last time the teams played each other was last season and Verdy came away with 2 wins against Zelvia, the away game Verdy won 4-2 (Verdy goals from Watanabe, Hatanaka, Pinheiro and Kaz Anzai, for Zelvia – Yoshida and Todaka) for the 3-1 Verdy home win it was a OG, Pinheiro and Hatanaka for Verdy and Endo the goalscorer for Zelvia, let’s hope the boys in green can get back to winning ways. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Omiya (Sat 28th Apr)



R Hayashi-Narawa-Vieira

Bench – Shibasaki, Wakasa, Sato, Kajikawa, Takai, Fujimoto, Pinheiro

Subs – Ryohei Hayashi Off, Alan Pinheiro On (58’) – Tomohiro Taira Off, Kanya Fujimoto On (62’) – Alan Pinheiro Off, Kazuma Takai On (75’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Machida Zelvia (League – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – W D D W L
Machida Zelvia – W D L L L

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Machida Zelvia’s last league game Away to Oita Trinita at Oita Bank Dome. It was a 4-3 defeat for Zelvia away to Oita Trinita, Kenji Baba scored a first half hat trick, he scored his first goal in the 3rd minute, his second goal in the 31st minute and then he got his hat-trick on the 45th minute but Zelvia got back into the game in the second half when Ryusuke Sakai scored on the 47th minute but it wasn’t till about 5 minutes to go in normal time when it was 3-2, Taiki Hirato scored on the 84th minute but Oita got a 2 goal lead back whne Kohei Isa scored on the 90th minute and Zelvia scored their 3rd goal in injury time thanks to Kodai Fujii and it finished Oita 4-3 Machida.

GK – Takahara
DF – Otani
DF – Sakai
DF – Fukatsu (Red Card – 12’)
DF – Okuyama
MF – Nakamura (Off, 56’)
MF – Y Inoue
MF – Romero Frank
MF – Yoshihama (Off, 15’)
FW – Nakashima
FW – Sugimori (Off, 67’)

GK – Fukui
DF – Fujii (On, 15’)
MF – Morimura
MF – Ri
MF – Hirato (On, 67’)
FW – Dorian Babunski
FW – Suzuki (On, 56’)

Data – For Machida v Oita
Shots – 6
Free Kicks – 13
Corner Kicks – 3
Penalties – 0
Cards – 0 Yellow/1 Red

Top Goal scorer – Kota Fukatsu – 3 Goals (In 10 Games)

Here are the Matchday 12 Fixtures of the 2018 Season –

Thursday, 3rd May
JEF United Chiba v Fagiano Okayama
Tochigi SC v Kyoto Sanga
Tokyo Verdy v Machida Zelvia
Ventforet Kofu v Renofa Yamaguchi
Matsumoto Yamaga v Mito Hollyhock
Zweigen Kanazawa v Albirex Niigata
Tokushima Vortis v Ehime FC
Avispa Fukuoka v Montedio Yamagata
Roasso Kumamoto v FC Gifu
Oita Trinita v Omiya Ardija
Kamatamare Sanuki v Yokohama FC

Come on Verdy!