Tokyo Verdy play Jubilo Iwata in the Japan Emperor Cup 2022 at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo on July 20, 2022. The match will start at 3:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Tokyo Verdy beat Kawasaki Frontale 1-0 in the previous round of the tournament. Ryoga Sato scored the winning goal for the hosts. The Tokyo side are currently 11th on the J League Division 2 points table. They have won nine out of the 26 matches played so far.
Jubilo Iwata are last on the J League points table having won only four matches. The visitors beat Shanon Bellmare 1-0 in the previous round of the Japan Emperor Cup. Atsushi Kurokawa’s strike in the fifth minute of the match gave the visitors the match-winning lead. Jubilo Iwata come into this match on the back of a 2-0 defeat to FC Tokyo in their last league game.
Tokyo Verdy vs Jubilo Iwata Japan Emperor Cup 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Tokyo Verdy: 2.65, Jubilo Iwata: 2.60, Draw: 3.25
Bet365 odds: Tokyo Verdy: 2.50, Jubilo Iwata: 2.50, Draw: 3.20
1xBet odds: Tokyo Verdy: 2.67, Jubilo Iwata: 2.69, Draw: 3.20
10CRIC odds: Tokyo Verdy: 2.65, Jubilo Iwata: 2.63, Draw: 3.31
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Tokyo Verdy vs Jubilo Iwata head-to-head
Jubilo Iwata have defeated Tokyo Verdy twice in the last three head-to-head encounters.
Tokyo Verdy last beat Jubilo Iwata way back in 2014 by a 2-1 scoreline with goals from Ruji Sugimoto and Shuto Minani.
Tokyo Verdy vs Jubilo Iwata probable starting lineups
Tokyo Verdy: Toru Takagiwa (goalkeeper), Daiki Fukazawa, Tomohiro Taira (captain), Hiroto Taniguchi, Yuta Narawa, Koki Morita, Ryo Nishitani, Ryota Kaikawa, Junki Koike, Keito Kawamura, Tatsuya Yamaguchi.
Jubilo Iwata: Ryuki Miura (goalkeeper), Yuto Suzuki, Norimichi Yamamoto, Kentara Oi, Ricardo Graca, Daiki Ogawa, Yasuhito Endo, Rikiya Uehara (captain), Kosuke Yamamota, Kotaro Omori, Yuki Otsu.
Tokyo Verdy vs Jubilo Iwata Japan Emperor Cup 2022 top picks and players to watch
Tokyo Verdy: Junkie Koike will be the player to watch out for from the Tokyo Verdy side. Koike has scored three goals in the 2022 J League Division 2. The 35-year-old scored 17 goals in 41 games last season. Overall, he has scored 43 goals for Tokyo Verdy.
Jubilo Iwata: Yuki Otsu will be the top pick from Jubilo Iwata. The 32-year-old has scored three goals in 17 games in the 2022 J League so far. Yuki Otsu scored six goals in the J League last season.
Tokyo Verdy vs Jubilo Iwata Japan Emperor Cup 2022 prediction
Jubilo Iwata have a slight edge going into the game against Tokyo Verdy. The visitors have a better head-to-head record against the hosts.
Tokyo Verdy have historically struggled against Jubilo Iwata. The hosts beat the visitors the last time they met in the Japan Emperor Cup match.