Very quick preview this week. Apologies!!
My predicted Gifu starting XI: Kawaguchi, Masuyama, Abe, Kitani, Alex, Henik, Miyazawa, Mizuno, Takachi, Namba, Nazarit
I know Ramos has penchant for changing things up, especially in hot weather, but the team & formation worked well last week against a good Kyoto side, so I sense he’ll stick with it. Alex Santos came off last week, but it looked like cramp and I think he’ll be fine.
Form Guide (last 5 games):
- FC Gifu: DLLDW
- Oita Trinita: LDWDW
- FC Gifu: Hiroaki Namba, Nazarit – 7
- Oita Trinita: Daisuke Ito, Choi Jung Han – 3
Previous meetings in Oita:
- 2010: Oita Trinita 3-1 FC Gifu
- 2011: Oita Trinita 2-1 FC Gifu
- 2012: Oita Trinita 2-2 FC Gifu
- J2 matchday 17: Oita Trinita v FC Gifu
- Oita Bank Dome, KO 6pm
- Broadcast: Live on Sky A+ TV
- Weather: Cloudy, 30% chance of rain, temperature of 25°C