Matsumoto Yamaga vs Vegalta Sendai
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 15th June 2019
Kick-off at 11.00 UK/ 12.00 CET
Venue: Sunpro Alwin (Matsumoto).
Vegalta, in spite of their presence in the relegation zone, has been trying to their best to get rid of that tag. The last day, against one of the best sides in the competition, Nagoya, they registered a 3-1 win at home.
The hosts took the lead in the 6th minute itself and dominated in the early stages. But Nagoya equalized 20 minutes later and brought a sense of fighting back. The hosts did not stop trying though, and their mentality paid off in the final phase of the tie, as they fired in two goals to take the three points.
Yamaga, on the other hand, spoiled their home advantage, and let Shimizu, the worst team in the league, to equalize in the 78th minute of the tie. It was quite a shock to the fans, and the players as well, which they will try to compensate this Saturday with a win.
Matsumoto Yamaga vs Vegalta Sendai Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams have clashed just thrice so far.
- Every tie resulted in a home win.
- Sendai won the last two games and scored two or more goals in both of them.
- At this venue, Yamaga holds a 100% winning record and has not conceded a goal yet.
Matsumoto Yamaga vs Vegalta Sendai Prediction
Sendai is one of the lowest-placed teams in the league, and they have been dismal on the road. They are winless in their last eight games on the road and lost six of them as well. Also, of their last 18 away ties, the team lost 13 and conceded two or more goals in seven of their last twelve. On top of that, the squad failed to score in four of their last seven road trips as well.
Whereas, Yamaga managed to stay unbeaten in 12 of their last 16 home ties, and kept clean sheets in three of their last five appearances in front of the home crowd.
Importantly, Sendai is the worst team on the road in the J League and possesses a perfect 100% losing record away from home. They have also conceded the most away goals of all the sides in contention.
As such, we can rightfully expect a home win this weekend.
Matsumoto Yamaga vs Vegalta Sendai Betting Tips
Double Chance: Matsumoto Yamaga or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
The Hosts to Open the Scoring @ 1.90 (9/10).