FC Ryukyu meet visitors Giravanz Kitakyushu at Tapic Kenso Hiyagon Stadium in the J2 League clash on Saturday.
View all FC Ryukyu v Giravanz Kitakyushu tips, stats and our pre-match poll below (plus the best game odds).
FC Ryukyu fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 0-1 J2 League victory vs V-Varen Nagasaki.
The only name on the scoresheet from FC Ryukyu was Shuto Kawai (69').
Yasuhiro Higuchi’s FC Ryukyu have celebrated scoring a sum total of 8 times in their past 6 outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that they have conceded in those fixtures stands at 5.
Coming into this contest, FC Ryukyu are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
Giravanz Kitakyushu will come into the game following a 1-0 J2 League win to beat Tochigi S.C. in their previous fixture.
The only scorer from Giravanz Kitakyushu was Kunitomo Suzuki (47').
The stats don’t lie, and Giravanz Kitakyushu have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 6 goals in total. In defence, Giravanz have seen their frailties exposed.
Head to head
The last league game between these clubs was J2 League match day 3 on 04/07/2020 and the score finished Giravanz Kitakyushu 4-0 FC Ryukyu.
Team News: FC Ryukyu
Yu Tomidokoro (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Tetsuya Chinen (Meniscus Damage), Ryohei Okazaki (Thigh muscle rupture) and Kosuke Inose (Meniscus Damage) are unavailable for Ryukyu manager Yasuhiro Higuchi.
Team News: Giravanz Kitakyushu
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group, there’s just the sole fitness problem for the Giravanz Kitakyushu manager Shinji Kobayashi to be concerned with. Masahiro Teraoka (Fitness) misses out for this game.
We’re of the view that Giravanz Kitakyushu and FC Ryukyu could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We’re therefore tipping a very close game with a 1-1 scoreline at full-time.
What are the top odds for this match?
Looking at the betting prices for the match in the WDW market, putting your money on FC Ryukyu is available for 2.8, backing a draw is 3.7 & betting on the win for Giravanz Kitakyushu comes in at 2.4. They’re the top prices available at the current time.