J3 Preview: Fukushima United v Fujieda MYFC

Fukushima match 4Fujieda MYFC travel to Fukushima United in their 29th match of the season. The game is the second time in three weeks the two sides have played each other, with this match being rescheduled from match day 22, when the game was called off due to adverse weather conditions.

Fujieda MYFC team news
After two successive 2-0 losses, Fujieda find themselves back in the bottom two with just five games to play. Fortunately, there are no teams being relegated this season from the J3 League but it would still be disappointing to finish so low in the table.

Despite many changes last week, MYFC were unable to prevent a 2-0 loss away to league leaders Zweigen Kanazawa. That was hardly a surprise but after two defeats in a row and more tough games to come, tomorrow’s showdown with Fukushima is definitely a game which Fujieda need to take points from.

Striker Yusuke Ishii missed out last week so he will be pushing for a starting space this weekend to partner top scorer Tsugutoshi Oishi up front.

Fukushima United fact file
Stadium: 
Fukushima Azuma Stadium
Manager: 
Keisuke Kurihara
Last season:
14th (JFL)

After taking seven points from their last three matches, Fukushima United now seem themselves in a solid 7th place in the J3 table.

Goals have still been a problem for the side, having only scored 26 goals in 28 league games this season so far but luckily for United, their defence has been impressive, resulting in three clean sheets in a row.

The side’s top scorer is still Hong-Yeon Kim. The South Korean scored against Fujieda a couple of weeks ago in the 2-0 win and now has six league goals for the season.

The club’s top assister is also still former FC Gifu right back Akhiro Noda, who has contributed five assists in 2014.

Last season’s result
23/06/13 – Fukushima United 2-1 Fujieda MYFC

Kick off
The match is on Sunday at 13:00 local time or 05:00 UK time.

 

 

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