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Albirex Niigata will host visiting opponents Ōmiya Ardija at Denka Big Swan Stadium in the J2 League game on Sunday.
Our Albirex Niigata v Ōmiya Ardija predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Albirex Niigata, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 2-0 J2 League triumph versus Mito Hollyhock.
For Albirex Niigata, the goals were scored by Yuji Hoshi (37') and Kaito Taniguchi (52').
Their most recent results really do illustrate the point that there has been much resilience in the Albirex Niigata rearguard. Albirex Niigata have been stingy, resulting in the number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their past 6 matches standing at 2. Such a pattern might not be carried forward into this game, of course.
Pre-game facts show that Albirex Niigata:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Ōmiya Ardija in their previous 3 matches.
- haven't won against Ōmiya Ardija in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Ōmiya Ardija go into this match after a 3-1 J2 League win versus Tochigi S.C. in their most recent outing.
For Ōmiya Ardija, the goalscorers were Ryo Shinzato (58') and Seiya Nakano (62', 73'). Ryo Nemoto (93') scored for Tochigi S.C.
The stats tell the story, and Ōmiya Ardija have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in all. Defensively, Ōmiya Ardija certainly have room for improvement.
Analysis of their past results shows that Ōmiya Ardija:
- have not beaten Albirex Niigata when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated by Albirex Niigata when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 16/11/2019, there has been little to separate the clubs with Albirex Niigata winning 1 of those games, Ōmiya Ardija 1 and 4 being draws in regulation time.
In all, 21 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 10 of them from Albirex and 11 being from Omiya. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The last league fixture between these clubs was J2 League match day 2 on 26/02/2022 which ended up with the score at Ōmiya Ardija 2-2 Albirex Niigata.
The match was refereed by Kazuyoshi Enomoto.
Team News: Albirex Niigata
Yoshiaki Takagi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Ippei Shinozuka (Acromioclavicular Separation) aren’t available for Albirex Niigata boss Rikizo Matsuhashi.
Team News: Ōmiya Ardija
Thanks to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, the Ōmiya Ardija manager Naoki Soma doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
In this game, Albirex Niigata should get amongst the goals when they line up against Ōmiya Ardija, who will not find it easy scoring.
Accordingly, we see a 2-0 win for Albirex Niigata when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Denka Big Swan Stadium (41,684)
Captain: Yuto Horigome
Chairman: Yukio Nakano
Manager: Rikizo Matsuhashi
Competitions: J2 League position 1
🔑 Key Player: Koji Suzuki
Normally played in the Striker position, Koji Suzuki was born in Japan. After having made a senior debut playing for Machida Zelvia in the 2012 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 8 league goals in this J2 League 2022 season to date coming from a total of 18 appearances.