KIT v OSA Dream11: As the Asian Champions League rolls on, it will be Kitchee that takes on Cerezo Osaka at the i-mobile Stadium. In terms of the standings, in Group J, Cerzo Osaka are at the top spot with 13 points on board. They’ve managed to win four and draw one game out of the five.
Meanwhile, Kithcee, are a spot below at second with 10 point having won three, drawn one, and lost one out of the five games so far. The last time the two teams squared off, it was Cerezo Osaka that secured a 2-1 win, courtesy goals form Adam Taggart and Tiago Pagnussat. Nevertheless, we can expect the upcoming contest to be an intriguing affair.
Date: July 9, Friday
Kick-Off: 3:30 PM (IST)
Venue: i mobile Stadium
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Cerezo Osaka: DWWLW
Head to Head
In the last meeting between the two teams, it was Cerezo Osaka that secured a 2-1 win.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Z Wang, Helio and Wellingson are ruled out due to injury.
Expected Changes and Strategy: P C Da Silva Argolo should be starting in at goal, while, Beto, J H Park, Heilo and D.C could line up as the back four in defence. T.C. Law, Y Huang, R Baena and M. Orr are likely to feature in the midfield region. Cleiton and D Damjanovic are in contention to lead the attack.
Kitchee Starting XI (Likely)
P C Da Silva Argolo; Beto, J H Park, Heilo, D.C, T.C. Law, Y Huang, R Baena, M. Orr, Cleiton, D Damjanovic
Cerezo Osaka News
Injury Report and Unavailability: R Shindo is on the sidelines due to an injury.
Expected Changes and Strategy: V Dang should be starting in at goal, while, H Kida, A Seko, R Nishio and Y Koike could line up as the back four in defence. R Matsuda, N Fujita, T Matsumoto, and T Takagi could start in midfield. H Yamda and K Mutsuki are in contention to lead the attack.
Cerezo Osaka Starting XI (Likely)
V Dang; H Kida, A Seko, R Nishio, Y Koike, R Matsuda, N Fujita, T Matsumoto, T Takagi, H Yamda, K Mutsuki
Dejan Damjanovic can play a pivotal role in the forward line for Kitchee. Damjanovic has 21 goals from 20 appearances this season. He can be added to KIT vs OSA Dream11 Team as well.
Yoshito Okubo ha impressed in the final third region for Cerezo Osaka. Okubo has seven goals from 20 appearances this season. He can be included to the KIT vs OSA Dream11 Fantasy Football side.
Matt Orr has done well in the final third region for Kitchee. Orr has scored 12 goals from the 29 appearances this season.
Tatshuiro Sakamoto has scored five goals from the 18 appearances this season, and could be starting for Cerezo Osaka.
M Gavilan has five goals from 21 appearances for Kitchee, and could get the start.
GK: P Ceasar
DEF: R Nishio, R Matsuda, J Park, Helio
MID: T Skamoto, H Kida, M Orr, Cleiton
FOR: Y Okubo, D Damjanovic
Both sides have some quality players in their ranks, and it could turn out to be a closely contested affair. That being said, the MIT vs OSA Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of a draw going ahead.