The top 3 in the JFL all have home games this weekend, and ones they should win. But we know that it isn’t that simple in this league…..
Leaders Kamatamare Sanuki welcome Honda FC looking to snare their fourth win in five. They were comfortable winners at Y.S.C.C. last time out while Honda drew with Fukushima.
Second place Machida Zelvia take on Sagawa Printing at Nozuta. Machida have won 7 of their last 8 JFL games and will be confident of making it 8 from 9 against their lowly opponents. One thing they have to be careful of is the fact that Sagawa held Kamatamare to a 0-0 draw two weeks ago, so they can be difficult to break down.
Faltering AC Nagano Parceiro host 15th placed Y.S.C.C. The team from Yokohama were on the wrong end of a beating from Kamatamare last week and have been prone to conceding plenty of goals this year. Parceiro needed a second half equalizer from top scorer Yuji Unozawa to claim a point from their trip to Sagawa Prinitng last week and need a win to re-ignite their stuttering title hopes.
Blaublitz Akita will be hoping to recover from mauling last week when they travel to fellow Tohoku side Fukushima United. Blaublitz were humbled in front of their own fans last week but Fukushima will be looking establish some kind of home form having lost half their home games so far this year.
Kota Sugawara and his Zweigen Kanazawa team-mates, fresh off their impressive win in Akita, play Sony Sendai on Saturday lunch time. MIO Biwako Shiga welcome SC Sagamihara to Konan city. Sagahimara came from two goals down to draw 2-2 in Okinawa last week, and one wonders how much that trip has taken out of them.
FC Ryukyu travel to Tochigi Uva armed with Shunta Takahashi. The forward re-discovered his scoring boots after a brief hiatus and is the pre-eminent striker in the league. HOYO Oita face Fujieda MYFC looking to improve on their current unlucky position: they are in 13th place on 13 points.