Vegalta Sendai will arrive at Ajinomoto Stadium on Sunday for the J1 League fixture with home team FC Tokyo.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the FC Tokyo v Vegalta Sendai match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
FC Tokyo will be wanting a better result here after the 2-3 J1 League defeat last time out to Oita Trinita.
The only name on the scoresheet from FC Tokyo was Leandro (61'). Rei Matsumoto (53'), Tatsuya Tanaka (82') and Naoki Nomura (86') scored for Oita Trinita.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where FC Tokyo have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, FC Tokyo have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals along the way.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Oita Trinita in J1 League competition, Vegalta Sendai will be aiming to make amends here.
Kazushi Mitsuhira (34'), Kei Chinen (80') and Tatsuya Tanaka (85') scored for Oita Trinita.
The stats tell the story, and Vegalta Sendai have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals in total. Defensively, Vegalta have seen their frailties exposed. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, though.
Heading into this contest, Vegalta Sendai are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels going back to 07/05/2017, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with FC Tokyo winning 3 of those games, Vegalta Sendai 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
8 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them from FC Tokyo and 4 coming from Vegalta. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.33.
The last league fixture between these clubs was J1 League match day 22 on 10/08/2019 which ended up with the score at FC Tokyo 1-0 Vegalta Sendai.
The referee was Nobutsugu Murakami.
We feel that Vegalta Sendai have the capability to find the net against this FC Tokyo side, however that realistically won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We can see a close game with a 2-1 win for FC Tokyo by the conclusion of the game. Expecting it to be very competitive.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium (48,955)
Captain: Keigo Higashi
Chairman: Naoki Ogane
Manager: Kenta Hasegawa
Competitions: J1 League position 3, AFC Champions League (Group F)
🔑 Star Man: Diego Oliveira
Customarily playing in the Striker position, Diego Oliveira was born in Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Bahia in the 2012 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 7 league goals in the J1 League 2020 season so far from a total of 15 appearances.