V-Varen Nagasaki face off with visiting rivals FC Ryukyu at transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki in this J2 League fixture on Sunday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for V-Varen Nagasaki v FC Ryukyu are shown on this page – plus the latest match odds.
V-Varen Nagasaki are hoping to win again following the 5-0 J2 League success against Fagiano Okayama.
For V-Varen Nagasaki, the scorers were Cayman Togashi (48'), Edigar Junio (79') and Víctor Ibarbo (85').
Three or more goals per match have been seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where V-Varen Nagasaki have taken part. Opposing sides scored 4 of them in these games while VVN managed to get a total of 18.
Analysis of their past results shows that V-Varen Nagasaki:
- have not won against FC Ryukyu in their last 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Avispa Fukuoka in J2 League competition, FC Ryukyu will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only player to score from FC Ryukyu was Keita Tanaka (93'). Yuya Yamagishi (31', 73') and Takumi Kamijma (77') scored for Avispa Fukuoka.
Yasuhiro Higuchi’s FC Ryukyu have turned their attacks into goals 8 times throughout their latest six matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes adds up to 9.
Ahead of this meeting, FC Ryukyu are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
The last league match between the two was J2 League match day 5 on 15/07/2020 when it finished FC Ryukyu 1-1 V-Varen Nagasaki.
Team News: V-Varen Nagasaki
There’s just a single fitness concern for the V-Varen Nagasaki manager Makoto Teguramori to be concerned about from a near full-strength set of players. Masashi Kamekawa (Hamstring Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: FC Ryukyu
Ryukyu boss Yasuhiro Higuchi has to choose a team with limited availability. Ryohei Okazaki (Thigh muscle rupture), Kosuke Inose (Meniscus Damage), Yu Tomidokoro (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Tetsuya Chinen (Meniscus Damage) are not ready for selection.
Our thinking is that FC Ryukyu should have enough to put a goal past this V-Varen Nagasaki side, although it might not be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re tipping a 2-1 winning margin for V-Varen Nagasaki by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. It really should be an interesting one.
What are the top odds for this match?
Checking out the betting prices for the game on the full-time result market, a victory for V-Varen Nagasaki is available for 1.7, going for a draw is 4.04 and selecting a win for FC Ryukyu will get you 5. Those are the best of the bets being offered at this very moment.