Tokyo Verdy line up against visiting side Ehime FC at Ajinomoto Stadium in this J2 League meeting on Sunday.
All Tokyo Verdy v Ehime FC match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Tokyo Verdy will be looking for an improved result here after the 0-1 J2 League loss in their previous game against Mito Hollyhock.
Yoshitake Suzuki (52') scored for Mito Hollyhock.
Fewer than three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Tokyo Verdy have been participants. With regard to the goal attribution during that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 10 and Tokyo Verdy got themselves 2. That sort of pattern might not be sustained into this match, however.
After a losing effort in their last game against Matsumoto Yamaga in J2 League competition, Ehime FC will be aiming to make amends here.
Taro Sugimoto (45', 76') was the scorer for Matsumoto Yamaga.
The forward players for Ehime FC have failed to get amongst the goals in their past six encounters, contributing the poor return of just 3. In those fixtures, Ehime have also seen the overall goal aggregate against them equal 16.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 26/05/2018, both clubs have shared the honours with Tokyo Verdy winning 2 of those games, Ehime FC 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 16 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 9 for Tokyo Verdy and 7 netted by Ehime. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league game between the two was J2 League match day 26 on 14/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Ehime FC 1-4 Tokyo Verdy.
The referee was Takao Nishiyami.
Team News: Tokyo Verdy
Tokyo Verdy boss Hideki Nagai has zero fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Ehime FC
Owing to a completely healthy group to pick from, Ehime FC manager Kenta Kawai does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
In our opinion, Tokyo Verdy can and should dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
At the other end, Ehime FC will be up against it to get a goal of their own but do we see them hitting back at some stage.
We’re therefore anticipating a pretty comfortable 3-1 victory for Tokyo Verdy after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium (48,999)
Captain: Naoya Kondo
Chairman: Hideyuki Hanyu
Manager: Hideki Nagai