On the face of it Jubilo would seem to be the sort of club we should be hoping to get an away point from. They are an established club in the top flight, but one which is unlikely to ever scale the top of the table again as they don’t really have the number of fans or infrastructure to compete with the big city clubs.
The most interesting part of this game will be that we have taken two players from Jubilo in January (Matsuura and Naruoka) so it will be their first return. In the game last week against Gamba both Daiki and Hideya provided their best performances of the season against their old clubs, if the two guys from Jubilo can do the same it might mean we have a game.
We are likely to be starting without Nakamachi again, but may see Naruoka in midfield rather than Suzuki Jun who hasn’t really done enough to demand to be in the first team.
Wouldn’t be surprised with any result in this game, and it is difficult to call. If the team which played against Gamba last week turns up we will win. If the team from the Shizuoka match play we will lose.
I would imagine that with 6 straight defeats to start the season we are heavy underdogs so would bet on us for the win, but expect a draw is more likely.
Jubilo 1 – 1 Avispa
Avispa to go behind and then need to push forward in search for a goal. When we are on the attack we have looked a much better team this season so could score.