Tokyo set their sights on second place as they host Oita Trinita in the J1 League. Predictions and odds for this Tokyo vs Oita trinita match to be played behind closed doors at Ajinomoto Stadium are available.
The second placers the past season, Tokyo were held to a 2-2 draw at Vissel Kobe in their last game, snapping a three-game winning run in their last five games in Japan’s top-flight football competition.
Before that draw, Tokyo won 3-1 at Gamba Osaka, 1-0 at Oita Trinita and 2-1 at home over Yokohams
Kenta Hasegawa’s men lost just once in their last five league fixtures, 2-1 at home to Kashima Antlers.HOSTS FORCE DRAW
In that draw at Vissel Kobe, Tokyo were up 2-1 after the 58th-minute strike of Diego Oliveira but the hosts managed to get the equaliser in the 93rd minute through Dankler.
After 17 games, Tokyo sit third with 32 points and trail second placers Cerezo Osaka (15 games so far) by a point. Tokyo are also up by five ponts over fourth placers Nagoya Grampus (14 games).
Trinita are out to halt a five-game winless skid. Their last game saw them battling visiting Shonan Bellmare, the bottom-side, to a 2-2 draw.
Tomohiro Katanasoka’s men rallied from a 0-2 deficit to salvage the draw behind the goals of Toshio Shimakawa and Kohei Isa in the 78th and 88th minutes, respectively.
Prior to that draw, Trinita drew 1-1 at Consadole Sapporo, 0-0 at home against Kashiwa Reysol, and lost 2-1 at Urawa Reds and at home 1-0 to Tokyo.
Tokyo beat Oita in their last seven J1 League meetings, the latest being 1-0 at Oita Trinita. The last time they met at Ajinomoto Stadium Tokyo won 3-1.
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