Machida Zelvia vs Fukuoka prediction and betting tips - June 22, 2024

David Flower David Flower Dailysports expert
Machida Zelvia vs Avispa Fukuoka prediction Photo: zelvia.co.jp / Author unknown
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J. League Japan 22 june 2024, 02:00 Machida Zelvia - Avispa Fukuoka
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Japan, Machida, Machida GION Stadium
Avispa Fukuoka Avispa Fukuoka
Prediction on game Win Machida Zelvia
Odds: 1.76

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One of the matches of the 19th round of the J-League will be played on Saturday in Machida, where the local Machida Zelvia will host Fukuoka at the GION Stadium. Here is a prediction for the match from the Dailysports expert team.

Machida Zelvia

Machida Zelvia won J2 League last season and has started the elite division campaign successfully under Go Kuroda. Currently, Machida Zelvia sits atop the J-League standings with 38 points from 18 matches. They lead their nearest rival, Kashima, by two points.

This two-point lead was established in the last round when Machida Zelvia secured a 3-1 away victory over Yokohama Marinos, while their main competitor, Kashima, drew at home with Albirex Niigata. Interestingly, Albirex Niigata, fighting to avoid relegation, inflicted the only defeat on Machida Zelvia in the last five rounds.

Fukuoka

Shigetoshi Hasebe's team is seventh in the J-League standings, six points behind third-placed Gamba Osaka. Fukuoka has secured seven wins and suffered four defeats in 18 matches this season.

Notably, Fukuoka has won their last three matches in the Japanese championship, despite having lost two consecutive matches prior. In the last round, Shigetoshi Hasebe's team hosted Sagan Tosu and won 2-0. Overall, in eight away matches, Fukuoka has recorded four wins and two defeats.

Interesting facts about the match and head-to-head history

  • The teams last played in 2020 when Fukuoka defeated Machida Zelvia 2-1 at home in J2 League, and the match at Machida Zelvia's field ended in a draw.
  • Both teams scored in only two of the last five matches.
  • In the last five matches at Machida Zelvia's field, the teams exchanged two victories.

Machida Zelvia vs Fukuoka Prediction

The hosts are clear favorites according to the bookmakers, with Machida Zelvia's victory odds at 1.76. Notably, including cup matches, Machida has not won at home in three matches. It's time to break this streak and secure three points.

Prediction on game Win Machida Zelvia
Odds: 1.76

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