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The J1 League game at Yurtec Stadium Sendai on Wednesday will see hosts Vegalta Sendai playing against opponents FC Tokyo.
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Vegalta Sendai, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-4 J1 League success versus Gamba Osaka.
For Vegalta Sendai, goals were scored by Shun Nagasawa (17', 44', 75') and Takahiro Yanagi (89').
A recurring aspect of more recent Vegalta Sendai games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their prior 6 matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have been a losing one.
Coming into this fixture, Vegalta Sendai haven't beaten FC Tokyo in their last 2 league matches.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Nagoya Grampus in J1 League competition, FC Tokyo and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Mateus (90') was the scorer for Nagoya Grampus.
It has become apparent that FC Tokyo have struggled for goals over their previous 6 encounters, recording the poor return of only 3. In those matches, FC Tokyo have also seen the overall goal aggregate against them equal 11. That pattern might not be carried forward into this match, however.
Heading into this fixture, FC Tokyo have not registered a win against Vegalta Sendai when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 16/09/2017, neither club has come out on top overall with Vegalta Sendai winning 3 of those games, FC Tokyo 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
7 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 4 for Vegalta and 3 for FC Tokyo. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.17.
The last league clash between the two was J1 League match day 17 on 20/09/2020 when it ended FC Tokyo 1-0 Vegalta Sendai.
The match was refereed by Futoshi Nakamura.
Team News: Vegalta Sendai
Yoshiki Matsushita (Hamstring Injury), Kyohei Yoshino (Acromioclavicular Separation), Shingo Hyodo (Thigh Muscle Strain), Ryo Germain (Fractured Foot), Koji Hachisuka (Thigh Muscle Strain) and Shingo Tomita (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be available for Vegalta gaffer Takashi Kiyama.
Team News: FC Tokyo
FC Tokyo boss Kenta Hasegawa has not got a full squad to pick from. Keigo Higashi (Metatarsal Fracture) and Makoto Okazaki (Knee inflammation) are those who can’t be considered.
We envisage that Vegalta Sendai have enough to put one past this FC Tokyo lineup, although just one goal is unlikely to be enough to give them the result that they want.
Our tip is for a very close game with a 1-2 winning score for FC Tokyo when the referee blows the final whistle. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yurtec Stadium Sendai (19,694)
Captain: Simão Mate
Chairman: Shuitsu Kikuchi
Manager: Takashi Kiyama
Competitions: J1 League position 18
🔑 Key Player: Takuma Nishimura
Regularly played in the Striker position, Takuma Nishimura was born in Nagoya, Japan. Having played his first senior match for Vegalta Sendai in the 2016 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the J1 League 2020 campaign so far from a total of 17 appearances.