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The J2 League fixture at Transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki on Saturday sees hosts V-Varen Nagasaki play Machida Zelvia.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the V-Varen Nagasaki v Machida Zelvia match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
V-Varen Nagasaki will play in this game coming off the back of a 0-0 J2 League draw against AFC Blaublitz Akita.
Three or more goals per game have been seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where V-Varen Nagasaki have participated. Opposing sides scored 8 times in these games whereas V-Varen Nagasaki managed a tally of 12.
Coming into this clash, V-Varen Nagasaki are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Previously, Machida Zelvia drew 0-0 in the J2 League tie with Fujieda MYFC.
During their six previous matches, Go Kuroda's Machida Zelvia have turned their attacks into goals a total of 9 times - yielding them a goals per game average of 1.5.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head meetings dating back to 04/11/2020 shows that V-Varen Nagasaki have won 3 of these games & Machida Zelvia 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was J2 League match day 20 on 11/06/2023 when the final score was Machida Zelvia 4-1 V-Varen Nagasaki.
The referee was Dai Matsumoto.
Team News: V-Varen Nagasaki
Edigar Junio (Hamstring Injury) and Luka Radotic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be available for V-Varen Nagasaki manager Fábio Carille.
Team News: Machida Zelvia
Machida Zelvia boss Go Kuroda has to currently contend with reduced team options. Kai Miki (Thigh muscle rupture) and Erik (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
We feel that V-Varen Nagasaki might need a bit of good fortune to score against this Machida Zelvia side who should end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re going for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 advantage for Machida Zelvia when the full-time whistle blows.
Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki (20,258)
Captain: Caio César
Chairman: Haruna Takata
Manager: Fábio Carille
Competitions: J2 League position 5
🔑 Star Player: Juanma Delgado
Generally used in the Striker position, Juanma Delgado was born in Valencia, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Asteras Tripolis in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 21 league goals in this J2 League 2023 campaign so far in 29 appearances.