Tochigi S.C. will visit Honjō Stadium on Sunday for the J2 League meeting with hosts Giravanz Kitakyushu.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Giravanz Kitakyushu v Tochigi S.C. game (inc. the best betting odds).
Giravanz Kitakyushu will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 3-1 J2 League success vs Ehime FC.
The only name on the scoresheet from Giravanz Kitakyushu was Daigo Takahashi (68', 80'). Taishi Nishioka (93') was the scorer for Ehime FC.
It has not been often in recent games that Giravanz Kitakyushu have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Giravanz have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 7 goals in the process. We shall soon see if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Analysis of their past results shows that Giravanz Kitakyushu:
- haven’t been beaten in the league by Tochigi S.C. in their previous 4 matches.
- have not won against Tochigi S.C. in their previous 2 matches in the league.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Tokushima Vortis in J2 League action, Tochigi S.C. and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only name on the scoresheet from Tochigi S.C. was Sang-Ho Woo (53' Own goal). Yuki Kakita (75') was the scorer for Tokushima Vortis.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 clashes featuring Tochigi S.C., a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and opposing teams. The overall average number of goals per game in that spell works out to a paltry 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by Tochigi equalling 1.
Pre-game facts show that Tochigi S.C.:
- haven’t been beaten by Giravanz Kitakyushu when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes stretching back to 10/11/2013 shows us that Giravanz Kitakyushu have won 1 of these and Tochigi S.C. 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 overall at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
The last league fixture between these clubs was J2 League match day 16 on 02/09/2020 when it ended Tochigi S.C. 2-2 Giravanz Kitakyushu.
Team News: Giravanz Kitakyushu
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just one fitness concern for the Giravanz Kitakyushu boss Koichi Hashiratani to be concerned about from a near full-strength group of players. Masahiro Teraoka (Fitness) won’t play.
Team News: Tochigi S.C.
With a fully healthy squad to choose from, Tochigi S.C. manager Kazuaki Tasaka does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this match.
In our opinion, Tochigi S.C. and Giravanz Kitakyushu are both capable of scoring here.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. That’s why we have predicted a very even match with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
What are the best odds for this match?
Turning to the betting odds on the 90 minute result market, a victory for Giravanz Kitakyushu can be had for 2.7, a wager on a draw is 3.2 & taking a punt on a win for Tochigi S.C. comes in at 2.768. They are the best of the bets being offered as of now.