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Tochigi S.C. head to NACK5 Stadium Omiya on Sunday for the J2 League game with hosts Ōmiya Ardija.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Ōmiya Ardija v Tochigi S.C. are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Ōmiya Ardija head into this fixture following a 2-2 J2 League drawn match versus Oita Trinita.
For Ōmiya Ardija, the goalscorers were Yutaro Hakamata (4') and Seiya Nakano (39'). Pereira (12') and Samuel (22') scored for Oita Trinita.
Matches featuring Ōmiya Ardija have proved to be exciting affairs of late with high scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six clashes alone, a total of 20 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 11 of them accredited to Ōmiya Ardija.
Taking a look at their past results, Ōmiya Ardija:
- have not been beaten in the league by Tochigi S.C. in their last 4 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
After being beaten in their last game against Vegalta Sendai in J2 League action, Tochigi S.C. and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Masato Nakayama (35') was the scorer for Vegalta Sendai.
In 5 of the prior 6 clashes featuring Tochigi S.C., a notably low volume of goals have gone in between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game in that period comes to just 1.67, with the average goals for Tochigi standing at 0.67. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Tochigi S.C.:
- are undefeated by Ōmiya Ardija in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 10/11/2019, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Ōmiya Ardija winning 1 of those games, Tochigi S.C. 1 and 4 being draws in regulation time.
A combined total of 9 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 for Omiya and 4 netted by Tochigi. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.5.
The previous league encounter between the two was J2 League match day 4 on 13/03/2022 which ended up with the score at Tochigi S.C. 1-1 Ōmiya Ardija.
The referee was Shuhei Shimizu.
Team News: Ōmiya Ardija
The Ōmiya Ardija boss Naoki Soma has no fitness worries to speak of before this match thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Tochigi S.C.
Owing to a completely healthy group to pick from, the Tochigi S.C. boss Yu Tokisaki doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all before this clash.
Looking at these two, we feel that Tochigi S.C. and Ōmiya Ardija could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. Therefore, we predict a 1-1 draw at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: NACK5 Stadium Omiya (15,491)
Chairman: Hidehiko Sano
Manager: Naoki Soma
Competitions: J2 League position 19
🔑 Key Player: Takimitsu Tomiyama
Typically played in the Striker position, Takimitsu Tomiyama was born in Japan. Having made a first senior appearance for Ōmiya Ardija in the 2013 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 7 league goals in the J2 League 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 24 appearances.