J2 League

Giravanz Kitakyushu

Ehime FC

Ehime FC will visit Honjō Stadium on Wednesday for the J2 League meeting with hosts Giravanz Kitakyushu.

All Giravanz Kitakyushu v Ehime FC game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below – plus the latest match odds.

Giravanz Kitakyushu

Giravanz Kitakyushu
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Giravanz Kitakyushu will be looking for an improved result here after the 1-0 J2 League losing effort in their last game against Albirex Niigata.

Yuki Omoto (69') was the scorer for Albirex Niigata.

It’s not been often in recent games that Giravanz Kitakyushu haven’t conceded. In fact, Giravanz have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 7 goals along the way. We will just have to find out if that trend can be sustained here.

Leading up to this clash, Giravanz Kitakyushu:

  • haven’t been beaten in the league by Ehime FC in their previous 2 games.
  • are without a home win in the past 5 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.

Ehime FC

Ehime FC
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In their last game, Ehime FC drew 1-1 in the J2 League match with Júbilo Iwata.

The only scorer from Ehime FC was Makito Yoshida (52'). Kosuke Yamamoto (85') scored for Júbilo Iwata.

Ehime FC have been dangerous up front of late, having scored 6 goals in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Ehime have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same games.

Their previous form shows that Ehime FC:

  • have not won against Giravanz Kitakyushu when they’ve played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
  • are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
  • haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.

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Head to head

A review of their prior head to head meetings going back to 15/11/2014 shows that Giravanz Kitakyushu have won 3 of them and Ehime FC 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.

A total of 19 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 10 for Giravanz and 9 being from Ehime. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.

The previous league match between these sides was J2 League match day 18 on 09/09/2020 when it finished Ehime FC 0-1 Giravanz Kitakyushu.

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Team News: Giravanz Kitakyushu

There is just the lone fitness concern for the Giravanz Kitakyushu boss Koichi Hashiratani to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Masahiro Teraoka (Fitness) will miss out.

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Team News: Ehime FC

With a completely healthy group to choose from, Ehime FC boss Kenta Kawai has no fitness worries whatsoever before this game.


Prediction

Our feeling is that Ehime FC may find it difficult to find the net against this Giravanz Kitakyushu side who should score & stay on top.

We’re therefore anticipating a very even match with a 1-0 win for Giravanz Kitakyushu at the end of the 90.

Let’s see.

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What are the best odds for the game?

Checking the betting prices for this game in the full-time result market, victory for Giravanz Kitakyushu can be had for 2.05, backing a draw is 3.46 & selecting a win for Ehime FC can get you 3.75. These are the best of the returns being offered at the moment.

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