J2 League

Ehime FC

Thespa Kusatsu

Thespa Kusatsu journey to Ningineer Stadium on Saturday for the J2 League meeting with home side Ehime FC.

Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Ehime FC v Thespa Kusatsu game (plus the best game odds).

Ehime FC

Ehime FC
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Ehime FC will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 3-1 J2 League loss in their previous game against Giravanz Kitakyushu.

The only scorer from Ehime FC was Taishi Nishioka (93'). Daigo Takahashi (68', 80') scored for Giravanz Kitakyushu.

It has been seldom in recent times where Ehime FC have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Ehime have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 11 goals on the way. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be continued on here.

Thespa Kusatsu

Thespa Kusatsu
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Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Tokyo Verdy in J2 League competition, Thespa Kusatsu will be hoping to turn things around here.

Jin Hanato (40') and Shion Inoue (72') scored for Tokyo Verdy.

The stats tell the story, and Thespa Kusatsu have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 13 goals in all. At the back, Gunma have some weaknesses to address.

Their past results show that Thespa Kusatsu:

  • have not beaten Ehime FC when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
  • are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.

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Head to head

A look at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 25/10/2015 shows us that Ehime FC have won 5 of these and Thespa Kusatsu 1, with the number of drawn games being 0.

In all, 17 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 13 for Ehime and 4 being from Gunma. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.

The previous league clash featuring these clubs was J2 League match day 20 on 20/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Thespa Kusatsu 1-0 Ehime FC.

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Team News: Ehime FC

It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just one fitness concern for the Ehime FC boss Kenta Kawai to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Shuma Mihara (Corona virus) is sidelined. Daiki Kogure will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.

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Team News: Thespa Kusatsu

Due to a completely injury-free group available to select from, Thespa Kusatsu boss Hitoshi Morishita does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.

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Prediction

We’ve got the feeling that Thespa Kusatsu and Ehime FC could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.

Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. We’re therefore predicting a very even match with a 1-1 score draw when all is said and done.

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What are the best odds for the game?

Regarding the latest bookmaker odds on the full-time result market, the win for Ehime FC can be had for 2.61, a wager on the draw is 3.2 & betting on the winner to be Thespa Kusatsu can get you 2.75. These are the best of the prices being offered at this very moment.

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