The J2 League meeting at NACK5 Stadium Ōmiya on Sunday sees home team Ōmiya Ardija welcome guests Zweigen Kanazawa.
Our tips, poll and stats for Ōmiya Ardija v Zweigen Kanazawa can all be found here (plus the best game odds).
Ōmiya Ardija will be wanting a better result here after a 2-1 J2 League loss in their previous game against Montedio Yamagata.
The only scorer from Ōmiya Ardija was Takimitsu Tomiyama (53'). Vinícius (7') and Shuhei Otsuki (78') scored for Montedio Yamagata.
It has been seldom in recent times that Ōmiya Ardija have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Omiya have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals along the way.
Coming into this contest, Ōmiya Ardija have not won at home in their last 5 matches in the league. Their fans aren’t happy.
Zweigen Kanazawa come into this encounter following a 1-0 J2 League win with the downing of Thespa Kusatsu in their last outing.
In the course of their six latest matches, Masaaki Yanagishita’s Zweigen Kanazawa have found the net a total of 6 times therefore yielding them a goals per game average of 1.
Leading up to this clash, Zweigen Kanazawa:
- remain undefeated by Ōmiya Ardija in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes dating back to 23/11/2015 shows us that Ōmiya Ardija have won 2 of these games and Zweigen Kanazawa 0, with the tally of draws standing at 4.
A combined sum of 10 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 for Omiya and 4 coming from Zweigen. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was J2 League match day 8 on 29/07/2020 and the score finished Zweigen Kanazawa 0-1 Ōmiya Ardija.
Team News: Ōmiya Ardija
Ōmiya Ardija boss Takuya Takagi will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever before this game with a completely injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Zweigen Kanazawa
Out of a mainly healthy group of players, there is just the lone fitness issue for the Zweigen Kanazawa manager Masaaki Yanagishita to contend with. Ryuhei Oishi (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) misses out for this game.
Our assessment is that Zweigen Kanazawa and Ōmiya Ardija could both end up scoring in a what should be a good tussle with little between the two teams.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. That is why we are leaning toward a close game with a 1-1 score draw after 90 minutes.
What are the best odds for this match?
Turning to the betting odds on the WDW market, staking on Ōmiya Ardija can be had for 2.65, betting on a draw is 3.5 and putting your money on victory for Zweigen Kanazawa is 2.6. They are the most competitive returns offered at the moment.