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Machida Zelvia arrive at Soyu Stadium on Sunday for the J2 League tie with hosts AFC Blaublitz Akita.
All AFC Blaublitz Akita v Machida Zelvia match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
AFC Blaublitz Akita
AFC Blaublitz Akita won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 0-1 J2 League loss in their previous game against Thespa Kusatsu.
Toshiya Tanaka (17') was the scorer for Thespa Kusatsu.
AFC Blaublitz Akita haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics in more recent games. Their sum of goals equals just 3 vs opposition teams over their last six matches. In those games, AFC Blaublitz Akita have also seen the number of goals against them total 5. Such a trend might not be carried forward here, though.
Their prior results show that AFC Blaublitz Akita:
- have left without a victory over Machida Zelvia in their previous 2 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 10 league games. No joy for the home fans.
Previously, Machida Zelvia drew 2-2 in the J2 League tie with Tokyo Verdy.
For Machida Zelvia, the goalscorers were Yuki Nakashima (13') and Shusuke Ota (48'). Daiki Fukazawa (2') and Toyofumi Sakano (97') scored for Tokyo Verdy.
The forward players for Machida Zelvia have struggled for goals over their last six games, contributing the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those matches, Machida have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 6.
Head to head
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was J2 League match day 19 on 29/05/2022 when it ended Machida Zelvia 2-0 AFC Blaublitz Akita.
The referee was Kazuyoshi Enomoto.
Team News: AFC Blaublitz Akita
The AFC Blaublitz Akita boss Ken Yoshida has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match with a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Machida Zelvia
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there’s only a single fitness worry for the Machida Zelvia gaffer Ranko Popović to contend with. Kaishu Sano (Lumbago) won’t be in action. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Kota Fukatsu and Takuya Yasui.
In our view, AFC Blaublitz Akita could find themselves up against it to find the net against this Machida Zelvia side who we think will likely get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
Our tip is therefore for a highly competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for Machida Zelvia when the referee blows for full-time.
Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
AFC Blaublitz Akita
Stadium: Soyu Stadium (18,560)
Captain: Shuto Inaba
Chairman: Kosuke Iwasa
Manager: Ken Yoshida
Competitions: J2 League position 15
⭐ Key Player: Ibuki Yoshida
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Ibuki Yoshida was born in Miyagi, Japan. After making a first senior appearance for AFC Blaublitz Akita in the 2022 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 3 league goals in the J2 League 2022 season so far coming from a total of 35 appearances.