Matchday 16 2018 Season Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Ehime FC


Matchday 16 2018 Season Preview –Tokyo Verdy v Ehime FC

Verdy’s 16th game of the 2018 season is at Home to Ehime FC at Ajinomoto Stadium. In the last Matchday, the game against Fagiano Okayama Away was abandoned in the 65th minute due to the thunderstorms and all the rain that poured down that flooded little parts of the pitch which made thepitch unplayble even after the thunderstorm passed, while there hasn’t been a new date for the rest of the game to be played, I hope to see a update soon, but it’s onto the next matchday for the boys in Green and it’s a home game against second off bottom Ehime FC – Ehime are currently in 21st place with 10 points after only 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses while Verdy currently sit in 15th after such a bad run of late, the head to head between the 2 teams look like this – last season at Ajinomoto Stadium it finished 3-3 – Verdy scorers on the day were Vieira (2) and Yoshiaki Takagi – Ehimescorers were Kawahara, Shirai and Kondo – Takagi scored the equaliser in the 93rd minute for Verdy after Kondo scored in the 90th minute for Ehime to finish all square. Let’s hope that Verdy can get back to winning ways and climb back up that table. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Okayama (Fri 18th May)
Kamifukumoto

Wakasa-Ibayashi-Taira-Narawa

Inoue-Watanabe-Lee

Fujimoto-Sato-Vieira

Bench – Shibasaki, Tamura, Hatanaka, Hashimoto, Kajikawa, R Hayashi, Martinez

Subs – Kanya Fujimoto Off, Naoya Tamura On (60’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Ehime FC (League – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – W L L L L
Ehime FC – D L D L L

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Ehime FC’s last league game at Home to Kyoto Sanga at Ningineer Stadium. It was 2-1 defeat to Kyoto Sanga for Ehime at home, all 3 goals came in the second half, it was Kyoto who scored the first goal in the 52nd minute when Yohei Ono scored and then it was about 10 minutes later when Kyoto doubled their lead when Yuto Iwasaki scored in the 61st minute but then Ehime halved the deficit when Ehime sub Koki Arita scored in the 77th minute.

GK – Okamoto
DF – Koike
DF – Tamabayashi
DF – Nishioka (Off, 71’)
MF – Yamazaki
MF – Maeno
MF – Tanaka
MF – Nozawa
FW – Niwa
FW – Nishida (Off, 57’)
FW – Kawahara (Off, 57’)

Subs
GK – Park
DF – Ikeda
MF – Kanda
MF – Kogure (On, 71’)
MF – Kondo (On, 57’)
FW – Uehara
FW – Arita (On, 57’)

Data – For Ehime v Kyoto
Shots – 12
Free Kicks – 10
Corner Kicks – 10
Penalties – 0
Cards – 0 Yellow/0 Red

Top Goal scorer – Yuta Kamiya – 2 Goals (14 Goals), Koki Arita – 2 Goals (13 Games)

Here are the Matchday 15 Fixtures of the 2018 Season –

Saturday, 26th May
Ventforet Kofu v Oita Trinita
FC Gifu v Albirex Niigata
Kyoto Sanga v Yokohama FC
Tokyo Verdy v Ehime FC
Tokushima Vortis v Matsumoto Yamaga

Sunday, 27th May
Montedio Yamagata v Zweigen Kanazawa
Mito Hollyhock v Avispa Fukuoka
Tochigi SC v Omiya Ardija
JEF United Chiba v Kamatamare Sanuki
Machida Zelvia v Fagiano Okayama

Come on Verdy!

P.S I’ve had to do this Preview early as i will be in London this weekend for Comic-con, so excited for some more Japanese Culture and video game playing

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