Tokyo Verdy will be at Shoda Shoyu Stadium Gumma on Sunday for the J2 League tie with home team Thespa Kusatsu.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Thespa Kusatsu v Tokyo Verdy game (including the best match odds).
Thespa Kusatsu will be hoping to bounce back here following a 1-0 J2 League defeat in their last game at the hands of Zweigen Kanazawa.
It has been seldom in recent games where Thespa Kusatsu haven’t conceded. In fact, Gunma have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals during that time. We will see if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Ahead of this meeting, Thespa Kusatsu have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Tokyo Verdy come into this game after a 1-2 J2 League win with the eclipse of Kyoto Sanga in their previous game.
The only name on the scoresheet from Tokyo Verdy was Haruya Ide (89'). Peter Utaka (55') was the scorer for Kyoto Sanga.
The stats tell the story, and Tokyo Verdy have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals overall. At the back, Tokyo Verdy have clearly had some problems.
A look at their previous results shows us that Tokyo Verdy:
- have not lost to Thespa Kusatsu when they’ve played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 13/09/2015 shows us that Thespa Kusatsu have won 2 of them and Tokyo Verdy 3, with the number of drawn games being 1.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 overall which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league encounter between the two was J2 League match day 19 on 13/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Tokyo Verdy 1-3 Thespa Kusatsu.
Team News: Thespa Kusatsu
Thespa Kusatsu boss Hitoshi Morishita will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match with a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Tokyo Verdy
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Tokyo Verdy manager Hideki Nagai doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
We’ve got the feeling that Thespa Kusatsu may find it difficult to register a score against this Tokyo Verdy team who we think will likely do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore predicting a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for Tokyo Verdy at the end of the 90 minutes.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
What are the best odds for this match?
Turning to the betting odds on the WDW market, staking on Thespa Kusatsu can be had for 3.35, betting on the game finishing all-square is 3.38 & selecting a victory for Tokyo Verdy will get you 2.208. They are the top bets that can be secured at the current time.