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Montedio Yamagata visit Ishikawa Athletics Stadium on Sunday for the J2 League meeting with hosts Zweigen Kanazawa.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Zweigen Kanazawa v Montedio Yamagata can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Zweigen Kanazawa will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-0 J2 League loss in their previous game against Tochigi S.C.
Kenya Onodera (35') scored for Tochigi S.C.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Zweigen Kanazawa have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Zweigen Kanazawa have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 10 goals in the process.
Coming into this meeting, Zweigen Kanazawa have not beaten Montedio Yamagata in their last 3 matches in the league.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Machida Zelvia in J2 League action, Montedio Yamagata and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
For Montedio Yamagata, the goalscorers were Riku Handa (5'), Vinícius (23') and Quenten Martinus (92'). Shuta Doi (59'), Shusuke Ota (60'), Tae-Se Jong (72', 86') and Taiki Hirato (85') scored for Machida Zelvia.
The stats tell the story, and Montedio Yamagata have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals in total. At the back, Montedio Yamagata have been far from perfect. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out whether such a trend might be sustained here in this game or not.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 24/09/2018, there has been little between the sides with Zweigen Kanazawa winning 2 of those games, Montedio Yamagata 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
13 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them from Zweigen and 9 being from Yamagata. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was J2 League match day 20 on 26/06/2021 which ended up with the score at Montedio Yamagata 4-1 Zweigen Kanazawa.
The referee was Masaki Tsuruoka.
Team News: Zweigen Kanazawa
The Zweigen Kanazawa boss Masaaki Yanagishita has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all before this clash with a fully healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Montedio Yamagata
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Montedio Yamagata boss Peter Cklamovski has zero fitness concerns to report coming into this match.
It seems to us that Montedio Yamagata and Zweigen Kanazawa won’t have much between them here, and goals could be hard to come by.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. That’s why our selection here is for a very even match with a 0-0 score after 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ishikawa Athletics Stadium (20,261)
Captain: Tomonobu Hiroi
Chairman: Hiroshi Yonezawa
Manager: Masaaki Yanagishita
Competitions: J2 League position 19
⭐ Star Man: Shion Niwa
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Shion Niwa was born in Japan. Having made a first senior appearance for Ehime FC in the 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 9 league goals in this J2 League 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 38 appearances.