Kawasaki Frontale vs Sagan Tosu
Japan – J. League
Date: Sunday, 7 July 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium (Kawasaki).
These two squads come from the extreme ends of the table, and as such have contrasting objectives in mind. Sagan is in the relegation zone and had their three-match losing run come to an end the last day, against fellow exit-zone-battler Shimizu.
On the road, they have struggled to post even decent stats. The team could not even register an average of 0.3 goals per away tie.
Their counterparts Kawasaki has a match in hand and is trailing by five points behind topper, Tokyo. Considering that the leaders have lost three of their last five fixtures, coupled with this tie in hand, Frontale has a considerable chance to take the pole spot.
In that scope of things, this match-up against one of the weakest of the lot is supremely important.
Kawasaki Frontale vs Sagan Tosu Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last eight wins went to Frontale.
- Sagan failed to score in the last three matches.
- Eight of the last ten wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Ten of the last twelve clashes at this stadium had the home team netting goals.
Kawasaki Frontale vs Sagan Tosu Prediction
Sagan was winless in 20 of their last 23 away ties and lost six of the last eight as well. Embarrassingly, they failed to find the back of the net in ten of their last fifteen road trips.
Also, the team has been absolutely terrible in the scoring front, while fitted with the away handicap. So far, they have been able to record just three goals from their nine road games this season in the J1 League, while conceding almost five times the number of goals in return.
On the other hand, Kawasaki is unbeaten in their last 13 ties and kept clean sheets in two of their last five too. At home, the squad has an even more impressive record, with them going unbeaten in 24 of their last 27, and finding the back of the net in 22 of their last 25.
Moreover, seven of the last eight h2h wins went to Frontale, and they kept their half of the pitch clean of goals in the last three encounters. Importantly, at this venue, eight of the last ten victories went to the hosts.
With these in mind, the top pick is easily a win for the hosts of the day.
Kawasaki Frontale vs Sagan Tosu Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Kawasaki @ 2.05.