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Ōmiya Ardija journey to Machida GION Stadium on Sunday for the J2 League meeting with home team Machida Zelvia.
View all of the Machida Zelvia v Ōmiya Ardija predictions, poll and stats below - as well as the best betting odds.
Machida Zelvia will be looking for another win after the 3-5 J2 League triumph against Montedio Yamagata.
For Machida Zelvia, the goalscorers were Shuta Doi (59'), Shusuke Ota (60'), Tae-Se Jong (72', 86') and Taiki Hirato (85'). Riku Handa (5'), Vinícius (23') and Quenten Martinus (92') scored for Montedio Yamagata.
In their prior six games, Ranko Popović's Machida Zelvia have netted a combined total of 9 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match of 1.5.
Their prior results show that Machida Zelvia:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Ōmiya Ardija in their last 4 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Mito Hollyhock in J2 League competition, Ōmiya Ardija will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only player to score from Ōmiya Ardija was Yuta Mikado (10'). Kai Matsuzaki (23') and Shota Fujio (45', 64') scored for Mito Hollyhock.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Ōmiya Ardija, a minimum of three goals have gone in. The average number of goals per game during that spell is 3.17, with the number of goals averaged by Ōmiya Ardija standing at 1.33.
Their prior results show that Ōmiya Ardija:
- remain undefeated by Machida Zelvia in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings stretching back to 15/09/2018 shows us that Machida Zelvia have won 1 of them & Ōmiya Ardija 2, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
Also, the lack of goals in those games was pretty extraordinary, with a tally of 5 scored between them in total.
The previous league game featuring the two was J2 League match day 10 on 25/04/2021 and the score finished Ōmiya Ardija 0-1 Machida Zelvia.
The match was refereed by Yosuke Kubota.
Team News: Machida Zelvia
The Machida Zelvia boss Ranko Popović doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Ōmiya Ardija
Due to a fully healthy squad to pick from, the Ōmiya Ardija boss Masahiro Shimoda has no fitness concerns to speak of before this match.
We’re inclined to think that Ōmiya Ardija will have to play well to hit the back of the net against this Machida Zelvia outfit who we think might well score one, at least.
Our tip is therefore for a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning score for Machida Zelvia when all is said and done.
Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Machida GION Stadium (10,609)
Captain: Hiroki Mizumoto
Chairman: Takehisa Otomo
Manager: Ranko Popović
Competitions: J2 League position 5
🔑 Key Man: Kaina Yoshio
Generally played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Kaina Yoshio was born in Japan. After having made a senior debut playing for Yokohama F. Marinos in the 2018 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed to score 10 league goals in the J2 League 2021 season to date in a total of 37 appearances.