Cerezo Osaka vs Jubilo Iwata
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Yanmar Stadium Nagai (Osaka).
Osaka lost their last game, on the road, against top-tier side Kashima. The scoreline had stood still the whole first half, but the 50th-minute penalty pulled the tide in the home team’s favor. With a one-goal lead, the hosts incremented their pressure, and Cerezo found it hard to deal with it. This later culminated in then conceding one more late into the game, to finalize the scorecard as 2-0.
Opponents, Iwata is in the relegation zone and is on a three-match winless run. So far from their 15 games, the team could register just three wins, and on the road, they have had made the worst goal-scoring returns. With just three goals till this point, the squad has failed to net at least 0.5 goals per road trip.
Cerezo Osaka vs Jubilo Iwata Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the last four wins went to Cerezo.
- Iwata could net just three goals from the last five meetings.
- Jubilo failed to find the back of the net in three of the last five encounters at this venue.
- Six of the last nine clashes at this stadium had the hosts registering two or more goals.
Cerezo Osaka vs Jubilo Iwata Prediction
Osaka won three of their last four games and was unbeaten in eight of their last ten. At home, they are on a five-game run without losses. Of these five, four were wins. Impressively, the team kept clean sheets in their last five home ties, and in six of their last seven, totaling to just one conceded a goal from the last seven appearances in front of the home crowd.
Iwata, meanwhile, is on a four-match winless streak and has scored just one goal from these four ties. Away from home, they lost four of their last five match-ups and was winless in a monstrous 19 of their last 22. They also failed to score in 12 of their last 21 road trips.
Face-to-face, Osaka recorded three of the last four overall wins, and three of the last four at this venue. Moreover, while the hosts scored two or more goals in six of the last nine meetings at this venue, Iwata could not score even one in three of the last five at the stadium.
As such, expect Osaka to make use of their home advantage, and post three points on the board.
Cerezo Osaka vs Jubilo Iwata Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Cerezo Osaka @ 1.44 (4/9)
Cerezo Osaka to Open the Scoring @ 1.67 (2/3).