It’s the day of the big Kyushu derby where Avispa make the 40 minute journey south to small town Tosu, looking to avenge the 2-0 defeat at Level 5 stadium in awful April.
Tosu are having one of their better seasons, staying in the top half without ever looking likely to get promotion, but will be sure to raise their game against their stronger and more fashionable rivals knowing that next season they will be unlikely to play them again.
I think that Tosu are going to be out-played, out-tackled and out-supported throughout the whole game.
Sagan Tosu 0 – 3 Avispa Fukuoka.
While a derby day is always difficult, and this match is like a Cup final for Sagan Tosu, the current form of Avispa will be too much for the pink and baby blue boys. One of the few games which I think Okubo should be in the starting XI to have more experience and try to attract fouls.