Júbilo Iwata will be visiting Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium on Saturday for the J2 League fixture with home team Ventforet Kofu.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Ventforet Kofu v Júbilo Iwata can be found here – plus the latest match odds.
Ventforet Kofu are hoping to win again after their last result, a 2-0 J2 League triumph versus Mito Hollyhock.
For Ventforet Kofu, the scorers were Dudu (21') and Jin Izumisawa (65').
Their most recent results show that much respect should be given to the Ventforet Kofu rearguard. Kofu have been stingy, with the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their last 6 outings standing at 3. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Looking at their past form shows that Ventforet Kofu:
- have left without a victory over Júbilo Iwata in their previous 6 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, Júbilo Iwata drew 1-1 in the J2 League tie with Fagiano Okayama.
The only name on the scoresheet from Júbilo Iwata was Seiya Nakano (63'). Yong-Jae Lee (77') scored for Fagiano Okayama.
Júbilo Iwata have seen success in front of goal leading up to this encounter, having scored 9 goals in their last 6 matches. While their manager Fernando Jubero will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Júbilo Iwata have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same matches.
Pre-game facts show that Júbilo Iwata:
- have not won against Ventforet Kofu when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- have not been beaten by Ventforet Kofu when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes dating back to 31/08/2013 tells us that Ventforet Kofu have won 0 of these games and Júbilo Iwata 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 4.
9 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 3 from Kofu and 6 being from Júbilo Iwata. That is an average goals per game value of 1.5.
The last league clash featuring these sides was J2 League match day 21 on 23/09/2020 which ended up with the score at Júbilo Iwata 1-1 Ventforet Kofu.
Team News: Ventforet Kofu
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Ventforet Kofu manager Akira Ito to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group of players. Yuki Hashizume (Knee Surgery) will miss out.
Team News: Júbilo Iwata
Júbilo Iwata manager Masakazu Suzuki has to choose a team with limited availability. Norimichi Yamamoto (Torn Ankle Ligament), Lukian (Herniated Disc), Fozil Musaev (Hamstring Injury), Kakeru Funaki (Corona virus), Ryoma Ishida (Corona virus) and Yasuyuki Konno (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) are not ready for selection.
We believe that Júbilo Iwata and Ventforet Kofu should play out a closely-fought contest here.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. That’s why we have predicted a very close game with a score draw at the end of the match.
What are the top odds for this match?
Checking out the betting prices for the game in the win-draw-win market, putting your money on Ventforet Kofu can be had for 2.45, betting on a drawn result is 3.35 and taking a punt on the winning team to be Júbilo Iwata can get you 2.93. Those are the top bets that can be secured at the moment.