The J2 League clash at Level5 Stadium on Saturday sees hosts Avispa Fukuoka take to the field against Montedio Yamagata.
Our tips, poll and stats for Avispa Fukuoka v Montedio Yamagata can all be found here including the latest game odds.
Avispa Fukuoka will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 0-1 J2 League success versus Renofa Yamaguchi.
The only scorer from Avispa Fukuoka was Asahi Masuyama (74').
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that much solidity has been shown by the Avispa Fukuoka backline. Avispa have given the opposition little, with the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past 6 matches standing at 4.
Coming into this contest, Avispa Fukuoka have not been beaten in the league by Montedio Yamagata in their last 2 games.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Tokushima Vortis in J2 League action, Montedio Yamagata and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Yudai Konishi (28') was the scorer for Tokushima Vortis.
The numbers tell their own story, and Montedio Yamagata have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in all. Defensively, Yamagata have some weaknesses to address. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen if such a trend might persist here in this game or not.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 29/07/2017 shows us that Avispa Fukuoka have won 4 of these and Montedio Yamagata 1, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 9 from Avispa and 5 created by Yamagata. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was J2 League match day 18 on 09/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Montedio Yamagata 0-1 Avispa Fukuoka.
Team News: Avispa Fukuoka
Avispa Fukuoka manager Shigetoshi Hasebe does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match with a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Montedio Yamagata
Yamagata has a number of players out of action. Seong-jun Min (Metatarsal Fracture), Masatoshi Kushibiki (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Naoki Kuriyama (Achilles tendon rupture) are not able to play.
When taking all factors into account, Montedio Yamagata and Avispa Fukuoka might both not be able to do quite enough to get on the scoresheet here.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. We’re therefore predicting a very even match with a 0-0 draw when all is said and done.
What are the best odds for this match?
Checking on the latest odds for this match on the WDW market, a win for Avispa Fukuoka can be had for 2.48, betting on a drawn result is 3.25 and taking a punt on victory for Montedio Yamagata will get you 2.91. They’re the top market prices available at this very moment.