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The J2 League game at Yurtec Stadium Sendai on Saturday will see home side Vegalta Sendai welcome Mito Hollyhock.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Vegalta Sendai v Mito Hollyhock are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Vegalta Sendai will be hoping for a better result following the 1-0 J2 League losing effort in their last game against Fagiano Okayama.
Stefan Mauk (94') scored for Fagiano Okayama.
Takafumi Hori's Vegalta Sendai have scored a sum total of 5 times in their prior six outings. The number of goals that they have conceded in those games stands at 9.
Analysis of their past results shows that Vegalta Sendai:
- have left without a victory over Mito Hollyhock in their previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Mito Hollyhock come into this match following on from a 3-0 J2 League win with the eclipse of Zweigen Kanazawa in their previous fixture.
The only player to score from Mito Hollyhock was Mizuki Ando (11', 33', 44').
During their six previous matches, Yoshimi Hamasaki's Mito Hollyhock have seen their goal attempts be successful 11 times, giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.83.
Heading into this contest, Mito Hollyhock are unbeaten in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 29/04/2009 shows us that Vegalta Sendai have won 4 of these games & Mito Hollyhock 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 0.
A total of 21 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 15 of them from Vegalta and 6 netted by HollyHock. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The previous league encounter between these sides was J2 League match day 14 on 07/05/2023 when the final score was Mito Hollyhock 1-0 Vegalta Sendai.
The match was refereed by Hajime Matsuo.
Team News: Vegalta Sendai
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the Vegalta Sendai gaffer Takafumi Hori to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Yasushi Endo (Foot Injury) misses out.
Team News: Mito Hollyhock
Owing to a completely healthy squad ready to go, the Mito Hollyhock boss Yoshimi Hamasaki has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match.
Our feeling is that Mito Hollyhock and Vegalta Sendai are both capable of scoring here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. Therefore, we predict a close game with a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yurtec Stadium Sendai (19,526)
Captain: Yuta Koide
Chairman: Tomohiro Sasaki
Manager: Takafumi Hori
Competitions: J2 League position 15
🔑 Key Man: Yong-joon Heo
Usually played in the Striker position, Yong-joon Heo was born in Yeosu, Korea Republic. After having played his first senior match for Vegalta Sendai in the 2023 season, the gifted Forward has struck 5 league goals in the J2 League 2023 campaign to date in a total of 20 appearances.