Prediction, preview, team news, and more for Cerezo Osaka vs FC Tokyo | J1 League 2021


Cerezo Osaka will host FC Tokyo at the Yanmar Stadium on Wednesday for a J1 League matchday 21 matchup.

The hosts come into the game after a 1-1 tie with Vissel Kobe. Koji Toriumi scored one minute after coming off the bench to give Osaka a late point.

FC Tokyo won 1-0 away to Shonan Bellmare. In the 83rd minute, Kensuke Nagai scored to give the visitors a 1-0 victory.

This victory propelled the capital club to seventh place in the rankings, with 34 points from 21 games.

Cerezo Osaka sit in the middle of the standings, with 24 points from 19 games, but they are dangerously near to the relegation zone, with some games in hand.

Cerezo Osaka vs FC Tokyo Head-to-Head

The two teams have met 27 times in the past, with Cerezo Osaka holding a marginally better record with 11 wins.

FC Tokyo won eight times, which is the same number of ties both teams have had.

Their most recent meeting was in March, when FC Tokyo won a five-goal thriller 3-2 thanks to an injury-time strike by Masato Morishige.

The visitors are currently on a five-game winning run while Cerezo Osaka are on an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

Cerezo Osaka form guide: D-D-W-W-D

FC Tokyo form guide: W-W-W-W-W

Cerezo Osaka vs FC Tokyo Team News

Cerezo Osaka

There are no known injuries or suspension worries for the home side.

Injuries: None

Suspension: None

FC Tokyo is a Japanese football club.

FC Tokyo has been decimated by injuries in recent weeks, with numerous players being ruled out due to fitness difficulties.

Akihiro Hayashi, Ryoma Watanabe, Kazuya Konno, Hotaka Nakamura, and Takuya Uchida are all out.

Akihiro Hayashi, Ryoma Watanabe, Kazuya Konno, Hotaka Nakamura, and Takuya Uchida have all been injured.

Suspension: There is none.

Prediction for Cerezo Osaka vs FC Tokyo
Predicted XI for Cerezo Osaka (4-2-3-1): Jin-Hyeun Kim (GK); Yusuke Maruhashi, Ryuya Nishio, Tiago Pagnussat, Riku Matsuda; Riki Harakawa, Hiroaki Okuno; Hirotaka Tameda, Hiroshi Kiyotake, Tatsuhiro Sakamoto; Yoshito Okubo

Go Hatano (GK); Kashifu Bangunagande, Masato Morishige, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Ryoya Ogawa; Shuto Abe, Manato Shinada; Adailton, Leandro, Keigo Higashi; Diego Diego

Prediction for Cerezo Osaka vs FC Tokyo
FC Tokyo’s improved form indicates that they will take the game to their hosts and hope to leave with something. Cerezo Osaka will be eager to make up for lost ground with exceptional matches and will most likely go all out for win.

The visitors have a chance to score in this game, but we predict a close victory for Levir Culpi’s team, with goals at both ends.

Cerezo Osaka vs. FC Tokyo (prediction): Cerezo Osaka 2-1 FC Tokyo

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