The J2 League fixture at Denka Big Swan Stadium on Sunday will see home side Albirex Niigata doing battle with JEF United Chiba.
Our Albirex Niigata v JEF United Chiba predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below – as well as the best betting odds.
Albirex Niigata will play in this fixture following a 1-1 J2 League draw vs Júbilo Iwata.
The only name on the scoresheet from Albirex Niigata was Tae-Se Jong (58').
Kazuaki Yoshinaga’s Albirex Niigata have netted 7 times in their preceding 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that they have conceded in that same time stands at 5.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Albirex Niigata:
- have not been beaten in the league by JEF United Chiba in their previous 3 games.
- haven’t been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
JEF United Chiba
JEF United Chiba will go into the clash after a 2-3 J2 League win to beat Matsumoto Yamaga in their last outing.
For JEF United Chiba, the goalscorers were Jason Geria (26'), Yuki Horigome (33') and Kengo Kawamata (91'). Sérginho (23', 67') scored for Matsumoto Yamaga.
The stats don’t lie, and JEF United Chiba have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 12 goals overall. At the back, JEF Utd have been far from perfect. Regardless, it remains to be seen whether such a trend might persist in this match.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 12/09/2009 tells us that Albirex Niigata have won 5 of them and JEF United Chiba 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 0.
In all, 19 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 13 from Albirex and 6 coming from JEF Utd. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The last league meeting between these sides was J2 League match day 18 on 09/09/2020 when the final score was JEF United Chiba 1-3 Albirex Niigata.
Team News: Albirex Niigata
Gonzalo González (Muscle Injury) and Arata Watanabe (Metatarsal Fracture) are not available for Albirex manager Kazuaki Yoshinaga.
Team News: JEF United Chiba
Owing to an otherwise healthy group of players, there is only a single fitness problem for the JEF United Chiba manager Atsuhiko Ejiri to be concerned with. Peter Kwame Aizawa (Torn Meniscus) won’t be playing here.
We believe that Albirex Niigata look likely to get the goals that they need when they line up against JEF United Chiba, who will not find it easy getting goals.
We’re tipping a 2-0 margin for Albirex Niigata at the end of the match.
What are the top odds for the game?
Looking at what the bookmakers’ view is of this game on the full-time result market, the win for Albirex Niigata is available for 1.8, going for a draw is 3.75 & betting on the winning team to be JEF United Chiba gets you 4.5. Those are the best bets on offer at the current time.