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The J2 League match at Soyu Stadium on Sunday sees home side AFC Blaublitz Akita take to the field against opponents Ventforet Kofu.
All AFC Blaublitz Akita v Ventforet Kofu match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
AFC Blaublitz Akita
AFC Blaublitz Akita will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 3-1 J2 League defeat last time out to Kyoto Sanga.
The only name on the scoresheet from AFC Blaublitz Akita was Hayate Take (31'). Peter Utaka (2', 42') and Takumi Miyayoshi (44') scored for Kyoto Sanga.
It has been all too rare in recent times where 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 games, leaking 8 goals on the way.
Their previous form shows that AFC Blaublitz Akita:
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 5 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
Ventforet Kofu will go into the encounter following a 3-2 J2 League win vs Matsumoto Yamaga in their previous match.
For Ventforet Kofu, the goals were scored by Willian Lira (19'), Masahiro Sekiguchi (81') and Nika Urakami (84'). Sho Ito (80') and Toyofumi Sakano (83') scored for Matsumoto Yamaga.
Akira Ito's Ventforet Kofu have converted 9 times in the course of their most recent sextet of matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during those same clashes adds up to 6.
Head to head
The previous league contest featuring these clubs was J2 League match day 14 on 15/05/2021 when the final score was Ventforet Kofu 1-0 AFC Blaublitz Akita.
The match was refereed by Tomohiro Inoue.
Team News: AFC Blaublitz Akita
The AFC Blaublitz Akita boss Ken Yoshida will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash with a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Ventforet Kofu
With a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Ventforet Kofu manager Akira Ito doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
We think that AFC Blaublitz Akita could well find it tough to score goals against this Ventforet Kofu side who we think will gain the upper hand.
We’re going for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 winning score for Ventforet Kofu at the end of this one.
Should be interesting.
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: Ryota Nakamura
Chairman: Kosuke Iwasa
Manager: Ken Yoshida
Competitions: J2 League position 13
🔑 Key Man: Hayate Take
Mostly played in the Striker position, Hayate Take was born in Yokohama, Japan. After having played his first senior match for AFC Blaublitz Akita in the 2021 season, the skilful Forward has netted 7 league goals in this J2 League 2021 campaign so far from a total of 30 appearances.