Renofa Yamaguchi will do battle with the visiting Avispa Fukuoka at Ishin Me-Life Stadium in this J2 League tie on Sunday.
All Renofa Yamaguchi v Avispa Fukuoka match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below – as well as the best betting odds.
Renofa Yamaguchi will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 1-0 J2 League loss in their previous game against Machida Zelvia.
Yuki Okada (79') was the scorer for Machida Zelvia.
Renofa Yamaguchi have found it difficult to unlock defences in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 3 versus opposition teams during the course of their last 6 matches. In those games, Renofa have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 12.
Going into this contest, Renofa Yamaguchi are without a home win in the past 3 league matches.
Avispa Fukuoka will go into the game after a 3-1 J2 League win with the downing of FC Ryukyu in their most recent game.
For Avispa Fukuoka, the goals were scored by Yuya Yamagishi (31', 73') and Takumi Kamijma (77'). Keita Tanaka (93') was the scorer for FC Ryukyu.
A run of dependable displays from the Avispa Fukuoka defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 fixtures combined. During the same time, their own forwards have managed to score 6. We shall soon find out if that trend will be sustained here.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 30/09/2017 tells us that Renofa Yamaguchi have won 2 of these games & Avispa Fukuoka 4, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
A total of 16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 7 from Renofa and 9 belonging to Avispa. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league meeting between these sides was J2 League match day 17 on 05/09/2020 when it finished Avispa Fukuoka 2-0 Renofa Yamaguchi.
Team News: Renofa Yamaguchi
Kaito Oki (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Ryohei Yoshihama (Biceps femoris muscle injury) won’t be able to feature for Yamaguchi gaffer Masahiro Shimoda.
Team News: Avispa Fukuoka
Due to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Avispa Fukuoka manager Kiyokazu Kudo has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this game. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Naoki Wako and Masato Yuzawa.
We’ve got the feeling that Renofa Yamaguchi might need a bit of good fortune to hit the back of the net against this Avispa Fukuoka lineup who will likely score & stay on top.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 winning score for Avispa Fukuoka at the end of this one.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
What are the best odds for the game?
Checking the betting prices for this game in the win-draw-win market, a win for Renofa Yamaguchi can be had for 4.5, betting on a draw is 3.7 & selecting the win for Avispa Fukuoka will get you 1.833. These are the best of the returns being offered at the moment.