Matsumoto Yamaga will be at Machida Stadium on Sunday for the J2 League tie with home side Machida Zelvia.
Our Machida Zelvia v Matsumoto Yamaga predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Machida Zelvia fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-0 J2 League triumph against Renofa Yamaguchi.
Machida Zelvia have really been misfiring in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 against opponents during their last six fixtures. In those games, Machida have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them come to 8. That trend won’t necessarily follow through into this next game, though.
Going into this encounter, Machida Zelvia have not lost a league tie with Matsumoto Yamaga in their previous 3 games.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against JEF United Chiba in J2 League action, Matsumoto Yamaga will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only scorer from Matsumoto Yamaga was Sérginho (22', 67'). Jason Geria (26'), Yuki Horigome (33') and Kengo Kawamata (90') scored for JEF United Chiba.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, Yasuharu Sorimachi’s Matsumoto Yamaga have managed to stick the ball in the net 7 times, earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Going into this contest, Matsumoto Yamaga are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 12/11/2016 shows that Machida Zelvia have won 4 of them & Matsumoto Yamaga 1, with the number of draws standing at 1.
14 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 from Machida and 5 for Matsumoto. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was J2 League match day 8 on 29/07/2020 when the final score was Matsumoto Yamaga 0-2 Machida Zelvia.
Team News: Machida Zelvia
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just one fitness concern for the Machida Zelvia boss Naoki Soma to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed group. Mizuki Ando (Torn Ankle Ligament) is sidelined.
Team News: Matsumoto Yamaga
Due to a completely injury-free squad to choose from, Matsumoto Yamaga manager Yasuharu Sorimachi doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this match.
We feel that over the course of the game, Matsumoto Yamaga might need a bit of good fortune to score against this Machida Zelvia team who will likely get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re going for a good tussle with a 1-0 win for Machida Zelvia at the end of the match.
Let’s see how this one goes.
What are the best odds for the game?
Checking the betting prices for this game on the full-time result market, a win for Machida Zelvia can be had for 2.39, a wager on a drawn result is 3.11 & putting your money on the winning team to be Matsumoto Yamaga gets you 3.3. They are the best of the bets available right now.