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Montedio Yamagata make the trip to Ningineer Stadium on Saturday for the J2 League clash with hosts Ehime FC.
All Ehime FC v Montedio Yamagata match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Ehime FC will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-0 J2 League loss in their previous game against JEF United Chiba.
The only player to score from Ehime FC was Hiroto Tanaka (58' Own goal).
Noritada Saneyoshi's Ehime FC have celebrated scoring 6 times in their past 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games is 7.
A look at their previous results shows us that Ehime FC:
- are winless against Montedio Yamagata in their last 8 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 10 league games. Something needs to change.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Kyoto Sanga in J2 League action, Montedio Yamagata will be aiming to make amends here.
Takumi Miyayoshi (44') and Naoto Misawa (60') scored for Kyoto Sanga.
The stats tell the story, and Montedio Yamagata have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 13 goals overall. At the back, Montedio Yamagata certainly have room for improvement.
Going into this encounter, Montedio Yamagata have not been beaten by Ehime FC when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 25/08/2018 reveals that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Ehime FC. They have not been able to come away with any victories whatsoever while Montedio Yamagata have managed to find a way, winning in 67% of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined sum of 12 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 2 for Ehime and 10 being from Yamagata. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was J2 League match day 14 on 16/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Montedio Yamagata 1-0 Ehime FC.
The match was refereed by Masaru Fujita.
Team News: Ehime FC
Yota Akimoto (Knee Surgery) and Takanori Maeno (Knee Surgery) won’t be available for Ehime FC gaffer Noritada Saneyoshi.
Team News: Montedio Yamagata
Out of a mainly healthy group of players, there is only a single fitness issue for the Montedio Yamagata gaffer Peter Cklamovski to be concerned about. Taiki Kato (Biceps femoris muscle injury) misses out for this game.
We’re envisaging that Ehime FC will need to put in a solid display to get anything against this Montedio Yamagata lineup who we think will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We therefore see a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning margin for Montedio Yamagata when all is said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ningineer Stadium (20,919)
Captain: Takanori Maeno
Chairman: Tadashi Murakami
Manager: Noritada Saneyoshi
Competitions: J2 League position 22
⭐ Star Man: Yoshiki Fujimoto
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Yoshiki Fujimoto was born in Ehime, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Fagiano Okayama in the 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 9 league goals in the J2 League 2021 season to date coming from a total of 27 appearances.