Tokyo Verdy vs ThespaKusatsu Gunma betting preview: Even match expected

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Competition: Japan J2-League
Competition: Wed 05.May
Match begins: 06:00 (UTC)
Venue: Ajinomoto Stadium (50100 seats)

An important duel in the bottom section of the J2-League, with both Tokyo Verdy and ThespaKusatsu Gunma experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 17th and the visitors in 18th place.

Insights:
  • Tokyo Verdy have the most conceded goals (23) in J2-League
  • Tokyo Verdy have scored at least twice as many goals at home as ThespaKusatsu Gunma have scored away.

It's no vacation for neither Tokyo nor ThespaKusatsu Gunma as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Tokyo Verdy form and stats

Tokyo Verdy, who have the most conceded goals (23) in J2-League, have collected 10 points from their J2-League home games so far after 3-1-3.

Preceding that game was the away draw at V-Varen Nagasaki that finished 1-1.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Tokyo have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found eleven matches with the results: Won six, drawn three and lost two.

Tokyo are traveling soon after this match as the J2-League match at Ventforet Kofu awaits in four days.

A decent goal production from Tokyo in their home games so far, with 11 goals from 7 league matches. Tokyo Verdy have conceded 11 from these games.

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ThespaKusatsu Gunma form and stats

Playing away, ThespaKusatsu Gunma have won 1 game, drawn 1 and suffered 3 defeats in the J2-League this season. ThespaKusatsu Gunma seem to be suffering from homesickness with two consecutive losses away. Third time lucky?

ThespaKusatsu's previous game was their home loss versus Montedio Yamagata (1-2). It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Matsumoto Yamaga wasn't a success with a 0-1 loss.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found five similar matches played by ThespaKusatsu Gunma in our archives, and the results are: one win for ThespaKusatsu, zero draws and four defeats.

A quick return to home after this game, as ThespaKusatsu are hosting Omiya Ardija in the J2-League only four days away.

The attacking power of ThespaKusatsu Gunma when travelling is not overwhelming with 3 goals scored from 5 league matches away. 6 goals have been conceded by ThespaKusatsu in these games.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: five wins for Tokyo, two draws and three wins for ThespaKusatsu Gunma. Over 2,5 goals: seven times; under 2,5 goals: three games.

Top Goalscorers

Tokyo VerdyJ. Koike
J. Koike
8 goals
Tokyo VerdyR. Sato
R. Sato
3 goals
Tokyo VerdyR. Yamashita
R. Yamashita
2 goals

Tokyo Verdy missing players

ThespaKusatsu Gunma missing players

Tokyo Verdy ThespaKusatsu Gunma
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
11 7 3 Played P 3 5 11
3 3 2 Won W 1 1 3
3 1 1 Drew D 1 1 1
5 3 0 Lost L 1 3 7
14 11 7 Scored S 2 3 8
23 11 2 Conceded C 2 6 15
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 80% 91%
100% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 33% 40% 64%
55% 57% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 40% 45%
36% 29% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 20% 9%
18% 14% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
55% 57% 67% BTTS BTTS 33% 40% 45%
9% 14% 33% Clean Sheets C S 33% 20% 18%
36% 29% 0% Failed to Score F T 67% 60% 45%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0.6 0.5 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.3 0.6 0.6
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
7.1 8.2 12.5 Shots (avg) S ( 12 9.2 6.6
3.3 3.5 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.7 2 2.1
39% 48% 60% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 30% 35%
Key stats in J2-League this season:
  • All of Tokyo Verdy's matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Tokyo Verdy have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Tokyo Verdy have scored at least twice as many goals at home as ThespaKusatsu Gunma have scored away.
  • Tokyo Verdy have the most conceded goals (23) in J2-League
  • Tokyo Verdy have the most conceded goals in the second half (13) in J2-League
  • Tokyo Verdy 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 11 9 2 0 28 7 5 5 0 0 14 1 6 4 2 0 14 6 21 29
2 Ryukyu 11 9 1 1 20 7 6 5 1 0 9 2 5 4 0 1 11 5 13 28
3 Kyoto Sanga 11 8 1 2 23 10 5 3 1 1 14 8 6 5 0 1 9 2 13 25
4 Jubilo Iwata 11 7 0 4 22 18 6 4 0 2 15 12 5 3 0 2 7 6 4 21
5 Ventforet Kofu 11 5 3 3 15 10 5 3 1 1 7 3 6 2 2 2 8 7 5 18
6 Machida Zelvia 11 5 2 4 14 11 6 1 2 3 6 7 5 4 0 1 8 4 3 17
7 Zweigen Kanazawa 11 5 2 4 13 12 5 2 2 1 6 5 6 3 0 3 7 7 1 17
8 Mito Hollyhock 11 5 0 6 15 13 6 3 0 3 8 5 5 2 0 3 7 8 2 15
9 Fagiano Okayama 11 4 3 4 8 7 5 1 1 3 2 4 6 3 2 1 6 3 1 15
10 Blaublitz Akita 11 4 3 4 9 9 5 2 2 1 2 1 6 2 1 3 7 8 0 15
11 V-Varen Nagasaki 11 4 2 5 12 18 5 2 2 1 6 7 6 2 0 4 6 11 -6 14
12 Tochigi 11 3 4 4 11 13 5 1 2 2 4 6 6 2 2 2 7 7 -2 13
13 Montedio Yamagata 11 3 4 4 9 11 5 1 0 4 3 8 6 2 4 0 6 3 -2 13
14 Matsumoto Yamaga 11 3 4 4 12 17 5 2 2 1 8 6 6 1 2 3 4 11 -5 13
15 Renofa Yamaguchi 11 3 3 5 8 11 6 1 2 3 2 5 5 2 1 2 6 6 -3 12
16 JEF United 11 3 3 5 7 11 5 0 2 3 2 6 6 3 1 2 5 5 -4 12
17 Tokyo Verdy 11 3 3 5 14 23 7 3 1 3 11 11 4 0 2 2 3 12 -9 12
18 ThespaKusatsu Gunma 11 3 1 7 8 15 6 2 0 4 5 9 5 1 1 3 3 6 -7 10
19 Sagamihara 11 2 4 5 8 16 6 1 2 3 6 12 5 1 2 2 2 4 -8 10
20 Omiya Ardija 11 2 3 6 11 13 5 1 0 4 5 6 6 1 3 2 6 7 -2 9
21 Ehime 11 2 3 6 12 18 6 1 2 3 7 9 5 1 1 3 5 9 -6 9
22 Giravanz Kitakyushu 11 1 5 5 9 18 6 0 3 3 4 9 5 1 2 2 5 9 -9 8