Mito Hollyhock arrive at Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium on Wednesday for the J2 League game with home side Ventforet Kofu.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Ventforet Kofu v Mito Hollyhock can be seen below – as well as the best betting odds.
Ventforet Kofu, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-2 J2 League victory vs Ōmiya Ardija.
For Ventforet Kofu, the scorers were Dudu (34') and Kenta Uchida (90'). Shunsuke Kikuchi (58') was the scorer for Ōmiya Ardija.
Their most recent results reveal that huge efforts have been put in by the Ventforet Kofu defence. Kofu have been mean at the back, seeing the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their previous six games standing at 3. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Looking at their past form shows that Ventforet Kofu:
- haven’t lost in the league to Mito Hollyhock in their previous 2 games.
- are winless against Mito Hollyhock in their last 5 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Mito Hollyhock come into this game following on from a 2-4 J2 League win over Zweigen Kanazawa in their last game.
For Mito Hollyhock, the scorers were Kazuma Yamaguchi (31'), Masato Nakayama (55'), Shumpei Fukahori (66') and Kota Yamada (88'). Kyohei Sugiura (39', 59') was the scorer for Zweigen Kanazawa.
Mito Hollyhock have attacked well of late, having scored 11 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Shigetoshi Hasebe will no doubt take that as a positive sign, HollyHock can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same outings.
Going into this encounter, Mito Hollyhock remain undefeated by Ventforet Kofu when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 12/08/2012 tells us that Ventforet Kofu have won 1 of these & Mito Hollyhock 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
A combined total of 14 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 from Kofu and 8 for HollyHock. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league match featuring the two was J2 League match day 8 on 29/07/2020 and the score finished Mito Hollyhock 2-2 Ventforet Kofu.
Team News: Ventforet Kofu
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Ventforet Kofu gaffer Akira Ito to be concerned about from a near full-strength group. Yuki Hashizume (Knee Surgery) will miss out.
Team News: Mito Hollyhock
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, Mito Hollyhock boss Shigetoshi Hasebe does not have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Mito Hollyhock will have to perform well to break down this Ventforet Kofu team who should gain the upper hand.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a good battle with a 1-0 win for Ventforet Kofu at the end of the match.
Let’s see how this one goes.
What are the best odds for the game?
Checking on the latest odds for this match on the win-draw-win market, the win for Ventforet Kofu can be had for 2.425, a wager on a draw is 3.4 and staking on the win for Mito Hollyhock comes in at 2.9. These are the best of the market prices available as of now.