Thespa Kusatsu make the trip to Ishikawa Athletics Stadium on Wednesday for the J2 League game with home side Zweigen Kanazawa.
Our Zweigen Kanazawa v Thespa Kusatsu tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below including the latest game odds.
Zweigen Kanazawa will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 2-4 J2 League defeat last time out to Mito Hollyhock.
The only name on the scoresheet from Zweigen Kanazawa was Kyohei Sugiura (39', 59'). Kazuma Yamaguchi (31'), Masato Nakayama (55'), Shumpei Fukahori (66') and Kota Yamada (88') scored for Mito Hollyhock.
It’s not been often in recent times where Zweigen Kanazawa have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Zweigen have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 13 goals along the way. Let’s see if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Leading up to this clash, Zweigen Kanazawa:
- haven’t been beaten in the league by Thespa Kusatsu in their previous 4 games.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
Since a loss in their previous game against V-Varen Nagasaki in J2 League competition, Thespa Kusatsu and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Edigar Junio (44', 59') scored for V-Varen Nagasaki.
The stats tell the story, and Thespa Kusatsu have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 10 goals overall. Defensively, Gunma have clearly had some problems.
Heading into this contest, Thespa Kusatsu haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 15/08/2015 shows that Zweigen Kanazawa have won 3 of them and Thespa Kusatsu 2, with the number of drawn results being 1.
17 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 12 of them from Zweigen and 5 coming from Gunma. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league game between the two was J2 League match day 7 on 26/07/2020 when the final score was Thespa Kusatsu 0-5 Zweigen Kanazawa.
Team News: Zweigen Kanazawa
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Zweigen Kanazawa boss Masaaki Yanagishita to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Ryuhei Oishi (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) will miss out.
Team News: Thespa Kusatsu
Due to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, Thespa Kusatsu manager Hitoshi Morishita has zero fitness concerns to report before this clash.
We’re inclined to think that Thespa Kusatsu will have their work cut out to register a score against this Zweigen Kanazawa team who we reckon should just have the edge.
We’re going for a very competitive game with a 1-0 victory for Zweigen Kanazawa when all is said and done.
Hoping for a good game.
What are the top odds for the game?
Turning to the betting odds on the 90 minute result market, putting your money on Zweigen Kanazawa is best priced at 1.97, a bet on the game finishing all-square is 3.75 and putting your money on victory for Thespa Kusatsu gets you 3.7. They’re the best bets being offered at this very moment.