The J2 League tie at Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium on Saturday will see home team Ventforet Kofu doing battle with Kyoto Sanga.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Ventforet Kofu v Kyoto Sanga are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
Ventforet Kofu prepare for this match coming off the back of a 0-0 J2 League drawn match vs Fagiano Okayama.
Their latest results show that things are going according to plan in the Ventforet Kofu rearguard. Kofu have been stingy, seeing the tally of goals that have gone in at their end during their past 6 games standing at 4.
Their previous form shows that Ventforet Kofu:
- haven't lost in the league to Kyoto Sanga in their previous 5 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Kyoto Sanga will go into this meeting following on from a 1-0 J2 League win vs FC Ryukyu in their most recent game.
The only scorer from Kyoto Sanga was Ryunsuke Noda (61').
For 5 of the prior six games involving Kyoto Sanga, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell comes to a meagre 2, with the number of goals averaged by Kyoto being 1.17. That pattern might not be continued into this next game, of course.
Ahead of this meeting, Kyoto Sanga haven't won against Ventforet Kofu in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 06/05/2012 shows that Ventforet Kofu have won 2 of these games & Kyoto Sanga 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
A sum of 9 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 4 of them for Kofu and 5 belonging to Kyoto. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.5.
The previous league meeting between these sides was J2 League match day 39 on 04/11/2019 which ended up with the score at Kyoto Sanga 0-1 Ventforet Kofu.
The match was refereed by Masuya Ueda.
In our opinion, Kyoto Sanga and Ventforet Kofu are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw with few scoring chances is looking likely to us. That’s why our selection here is for a very close game with a 0-0 draw at the end of the match.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium (15,853)
Chairman: Satoru Sakuma
Manager: Akira Ito
Competitions: J2 League position 4
🔑 Key Player: Dudu
Typically playing in the Striker position, Dudu was born in Itanhanhém, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Figueirense in the 2014 season, the accomplished Forward has managed to score 5 league goals in this J2 League 2020 season to date coming from a total of 10 appearances.