J2-League preview: Can Machida Zelvia edge out victory against Blaublitz Akita?

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Competition: Japan J2-League
Competition: Sun 13.June
Match begins: 06:00 (UTC)
Venue: Machida Gion Stadium

6th position in the J2-League table for Machida Zelvia so far, a good performance. The home supporters hope for more joy as 13th-placed Blaublitz Akita visits Machida Gion Stadium.

Insights:
  • Machida Zelvia have the most scored goals in the first half (16) in J2-League
  • Blaublitz Akita have the fewest scored goals in the second half (4) in J2-League

Machida Zelvia have less rest than Blaublitz Akita in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Emperor Cup game only four days ago. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Tochigi.

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Machida Zelvia form and stats

Machida Zelvia's struggle is real here at Machida Gion Stadium with only 8 points collected from 8 J2-League games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 2-2-4.

No payout for Machida in their previous match, an away game at Tochigi that ended in defeat 0-2.

A strong away win before that one, visiting Matsumoto Yamaga and winning 5-1.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Machida Zelvia handle that role? We have found eight games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are two wins, four draws and two defeats.

Machida are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 8 goals in 8 games. Machida Zelvia's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 9 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Blaublitz Akita form and stats

3-1-5 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Blaublitz Akita in their J2-League matches away. With two straight losses from their last two away games, Blaublitz are hoping that it's time for some travel points again.

Blaublitz played 1-1 against Ryūkyū in their previous match. As mentioned above, Blaublitz drew the match against Ryūkyū. Manager K. Yoshida brought on Y. Mikami to rescue the draw from a losing position and it worked.

It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Tokyo Verdy wasn't a success with a 1-3 loss.

Blaublitz are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is two wins, one draw and five defeats. From a total of eight matches.

Blaublitz Akita have a decent goal production going in their away games, although not fantastic. In 9 league away games 10 goals have been scored. As opposed to that, Blaublitz have seen the ball go into their own net 13 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Top Goalscorers

MachidaY. Nakashima
Y. Nakashima
5 goals
Machida ZelviaA. Hasegawa
A. Hasegawa
5 goals
Machida ZelviaT. Hirato
T. Hirato
4 goals

Machida Zelvia missing players

Blaublitz Akita missing players

Machida Zelvia Blaublitz Akita
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
17 8 4 Played P 2 9 17
8 2 0 Won W 1 3 5
4 2 2 Drew D 0 1 6
5 4 2 Lost L 1 5 6
25 8 3 Scored S 2 10 15
17 9 6 Conceded C 2 13 17
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 88%
71% 62% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 78% 59%
47% 38% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 56% 29%
18% 12% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 22% 12%
6% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
47% 38% 50% BTTS BTTS 50% 67% 53%
24% 12% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 22% 35%
29% 50% 50% Failed to Score F T 50% 11% 24%
 
4.5 4 4 Corners for (avg) C F 4.5 4.9 4.9
3.9 3.7 3 Corners against (avg) C A 6 5 5.4
0.9 1.1 0.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.5 0.8 0.8
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
9.5 8.3 8.3 Shots (avg) S ( 4.5 7.7 7.5
4.1 3.7 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 2.3 2.7
38% 31% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 48% 35%
Key stats in J2-League this season:
  • Blaublitz Akita have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Blaublitz Akita have the fewest scored goals in the second half (4) in J2-League
  • Blaublitz Akita haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Machida Zelvia have the most scored goals in the first half (16) in J2-League
  • Machida Zelvia haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Albirex Niigata 17 11 4 2 36 15 8 6 1 1 16 3 9 5 3 1 20 12 21 37
2 Kyoto Sanga 17 11 4 2 26 10 8 5 2 1 16 8 9 6 2 1 10 2 16 37
3 Júbilo Iwata 17 11 2 4 29 19 8 6 0 2 17 12 9 5 2 2 12 7 10 35
4 Ryūkyū 17 10 4 3 27 15 9 6 2 1 13 6 8 4 2 2 14 9 12 34
5 Ventforet Kofu 17 8 6 3 23 14 8 5 2 1 12 5 9 3 4 2 11 9 9 30
6 Machida Zelvia 17 8 4 5 25 17 8 2 2 4 8 9 9 6 2 1 17 8 8 28
7 V-Varen Nagasaki 17 8 3 6 21 22 8 3 3 2 12 11 9 5 0 4 9 11 -1 27
8 Montedio Yamagata 17 6 6 5 17 15 8 3 1 4 8 10 9 3 5 1 9 5 2 24
9 JEF United 17 6 6 5 18 17 8 1 4 3 8 10 9 5 2 2 10 7 1 24
10 Tokyo Verdy 17 7 3 7 23 29 11 6 1 4 19 15 6 1 2 3 4 14 -6 24
11 Mito Hollyhock 17 7 1 9 25 20 8 3 1 4 9 7 9 4 0 5 16 13 5 22
12 Zweigen Kanazawa 17 6 4 7 17 18 9 3 3 3 10 10 8 3 1 4 7 8 -1 22
13 Blaublitz Akita 17 5 6 6 15 17 8 2 5 1 5 4 9 3 1 5 10 13 -2 21
14 Renofa Yamaguchi 17 5 5 7 13 18 9 2 3 4 5 8 8 3 2 3 8 10 -5 20
15 Tochigi 17 4 7 6 18 20 8 2 3 3 8 8 9 2 4 3 10 12 -2 19
16 Fagiano Okayama 17 5 4 8 14 16 8 1 1 6 3 8 9 4 3 2 11 8 -2 19
17 Matsumoto Yamaga 17 4 6 7 16 29 9 3 3 3 12 15 8 1 3 4 4 14 -13 18
18 Giravanz Kitakyushu 17 4 5 8 15 25 9 1 3 5 7 13 8 3 2 3 8 12 -10 17
19 ThespaKusatsu Gunma 17 4 4 9 13 22 9 3 2 4 8 11 8 1 2 5 5 11 -9 16
20 Ehime 17 3 6 8 16 27 9 1 4 4 8 15 8 2 2 4 8 12 -11 15
21 Omiya Ardija 17 2 5 10 15 23 8 1 1 6 7 11 9 1 4 4 8 12 -8 11
22 Sagamihara 17 2 5 10 10 24 9 1 3 5 7 15 8 1 2 5 3 9 -14 11