The J2 League clash at Ningineer Stadium on Sunday will see home side Ehime FC take to the field against Ventforet Kofu.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Ehime FC v Ventforet Kofu match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Ehime FC will be hoping to bounce back here after a 3-1 J2 League defeat in their last game at the hands of Giravanz Kitakyushu.
The only name on the scoresheet from Ehime FC was Taishi Nishioka (93'). Daigo Takahashi (68', 80') scored for Giravanz Kitakyushu.
Ehime have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets of late, but they’ve also found ways to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Ehime have conceded in 6 of them as well as scoring in 5 of those games.
A look at their previous results shows us that Ehime FC:
- have left without a victory over Ventforet Kofu in their last 3 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 9 league games. They will be so desperate to end this run.
Ventforet Kofu will come into the clash following on from a 2-0 J2 League win to defeat Mito Hollyhock in their previous match.
For Ventforet Kofu, the goalscorers were Dudu (21') and Jin Izumisawa (65').
A succession of accomplished performances by the Ventforet Kofu defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their last 6 outings combined. Over that same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 7. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this next game, however.
Their previous form shows that Ventforet Kofu:
- haven’t beaten Ehime FC in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- remain unbeaten by Ehime FC in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. A very good record, indeed.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head meetings going back to 28/10/2012 shows us that Ehime FC have won 1 of them & Ventforet Kofu 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
An aggregate of 9 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 4 from Ehime and 5 for Kofu. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.5.
The last league fixture featuring the two was J2 League match day 13 on 19/08/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Ventforet Kofu 3-2 Ehime FC.
Team News: Ehime FC
Ehime FC manager Kenta Kawai doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match with a fully healthy squad available to select from. Daiki Kogure will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Ventforet Kofu
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group, there is just the one fitness problem for the Ventforet Kofu gaffer Akira Ito to contend with. Yuki Hashizume (Knee Surgery) won’t be in action.
Our feeling is that Ehime FC might need a bit of good fortune to register a score against this Ventforet Kofu team who we think should just have the edge.
We’re therefore seeing a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 win for Ventforet Kofu at the end of this one.
Hoping for a good game.
What are the top odds for the game?
Looking at what the bookmakers’ view is of this game in the 90 min. result market, the win for Ehime FC can be had for 3.8, a wager on a drawn result is 3.46 and taking a punt on victory for Ventforet Kofu is 2.03. Those are the most competitive market prices being offered at this very moment.