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Ventforet Kofu will visit Showa Oita Bank Dome on Saturday for the J2 League fixture with home team Oita Trinita.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Oita Trinita v Ventforet Kofu can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Oita Trinita prepare for this game following on from a 3-3 J2 League tied result against Zweigen Kanazawa.
For Oita Trinita, the goals were scored by Mu Kanazaki (26'), Pereira (72') and Masaki Yumiba (77'). Hiroya Matsumoto (5'), Ryuhei Oishi (38') and Kyohei Sugiura (51') scored for Zweigen Kanazawa.
In their past six games, Takahiro Shimotaira's Oita Trinita have scored 8 times resulting in an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Pre-game facts show that Oita Trinita:
- have not beaten Ventforet Kofu in their previous 9 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 6 home league matches.
Since being beaten in their last game against Yokohama FC in J2 League action, Ventforet Kofu will be aiming to make amends here.
Koki Ogawa (85') was the scorer for Yokohama FC.
The stats tell the story, and Ventforet Kofu have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 10 goals in all. Defensively, Ventforet Kofu have not been doing too well.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Ventforet Kofu:
- remain unbeaten by Oita Trinita when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league matches. A very decent away record against them.
- are without an away win for the past 7 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head results going back to 02/09/2012 tells us that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Oita Trinita. They have not been able to come away with any victories at all while Ventforet Kofu have been superior, running out winners in 67% of those ties.
A total of 20 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 of them from Oita and 14 netted by Kofu. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The last league contest featuring the two was J2 League match day 2 on 27/02/2022 which ended up with the score at Ventforet Kofu 1-1 Oita Trinita.
The referee was Masuya Ueda.
Team News: Oita Trinita
Katsunori Ueebisu (Hamstring Injury), Arata Watanabe (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Shun Nagasawa (Thigh Muscle Strain), Kazuki Fujimoto (Groin Strain), Keisuke Saka (Hamstring Injury) and Ryosuke Tone (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be playing for Oita Trinita manager Takahiro Shimotaira.
Team News: Ventforet Kofu
Ventforet Kofu boss Tatsuma Yoshida has to currently contend with reduced team options. Iwana Kobayashi (Tibia Fracture) and Koya Hayashida (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) can’t be considered.
Ventforet Kofu and Oita Trinita could find scoring goals difficult here.
A draw is a real possibility, as a clear-cut winner doesn’t appear to be obvious. We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 0-0 scoreline when the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Showa Oita Bank Dome (31,997)
Captain: Hokuto Shimoda
Chairman: Toru Enoki
Manager: Takahiro Shimotaira
Competitions: J2 League position 6
🔑 Star Player: Samuel
Customarily used in the Striker position, Samuel was born in Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Oita Trinita in the 2022 season, the skilful Forward has scored 6 league goals in this J2 League 2022 season so far from a total of 18 appearances.