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AFC Blaublitz Akita will do battle with visiting rivals Tokyo Verdy at Soyu Stadium in the J2 League game on Sunday.
All AFC Blaublitz Akita v Tokyo Verdy match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
AFC Blaublitz Akita
AFC Blaublitz Akita will be hoping for a better result following a 0-2 J2 League defeat last time out to Ventforet Kofu.
Sho Araki (30') and Motoki Hasegawa (68') scored for Ventforet Kofu.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that AFC Blaublitz Akita have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that AFC Blaublitz Akita have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 8 goals along the way.
Heading into this contest, AFC Blaublitz Akita haven’t won at home in the past 6 league matches. Their fans aren't happy.
In the game prior to this, Tokyo Verdy drew 1-1 in the J2 League tie with FC Ryukyu.
The only name on the scoresheet from Tokyo Verdy was Junki Koike (89'). Koya Kazama (44') was the scorer for FC Ryukyu.
During their six previous matches, Takafumi Hori's Tokyo Verdy have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 8 times thus giving them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Head to head
The last league contest featuring the two was J2 League match day 16 on 29/05/2021 when it ended Tokyo Verdy 3-1 AFC Blaublitz Akita.
The referee was Kazuyoshi Enomoto.
Team News: AFC Blaublitz Akita
The AFC Blaublitz Akita manager Ken Yoshida will be happy not to have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match with a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Tokyo Verdy
Due to a completely healthy squad ready to go, the Tokyo Verdy manager Takafumi Hori does not have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this match.
We feel that Tokyo Verdy and AFC Blaublitz Akita could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
It appears that a draw might be on the cards. We’re therefore tipping a very even match with a score draw at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
AFC Blaublitz Akita
Stadium: Soyu Stadium (18,560)
Captain: Ryota Nakamura
Chairman: Kosuke Iwasa
Manager: Ken Yoshida
Competitions: J2 League position 13
🔑 Key Man: Ryota Nakamura
Customarily used in the Striker position, Ryota Nakamura was born in Japan. After having made a senior debut playing for Matsumoto Yamaga in the 2013 season, the talented Forward has bagged 4 league goals in the J2 League 2021 campaign to date in a total of 38 appearances.