Oita Trinita vs Nagoya Grampus Eight
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 15th June 2019
Kick-off at 11.00 UK/ 12.00 CET
Venue: Oita Bank Dome (Oita).
Despite their top-tier standing, both teams lost their respective last two games and will be hoping to put an end to this run before it starts doing some permanent damage. They both have posted 24 points on the board so far and is just three below the AFC Champions League spots.
Of the two, Nagoya will be the more affected one, as their loss in the last tie came against a relegation-battler, whereas, Oita lost on the road to the best side in the competition.
Against easily the best squad in contention, coupled with home advantage, Oita didn’t have any chance, to begin with, and finished with a 3-1 scoreline. Nagoya, meanwhile, was done by a 3-1 scoreline away from home, by Vegalta Sendai. Right away the hosts took the lead in the 6th minute, which the visitors managed to equalize, but they had no answer to the two late goals scored by the hosts.
Oita Trinita vs Nagoya Head-to-head (h2h)
- Oita recorded two of the last three wins.
- 12 of the last 15 games had goals from both teams.
- The last Nagoya won at this venue was six years back.
- Oita scored two or more goals in three of the last four clashes at this stadium.
Oita Trinita vs Nagoya Prediction
Nagoya lost their last two matches and conceded three goals alone in the last game. Embarrassingly, it was against a relegation-battler, and they could return just one win from the last nine fixtures on the road.
On the other hand, Oita wins nine of their last fifteen home ties and scored two or more goals in 12 of their last 18. Going on, the team registered two of the last three h2h wins, and last lost such an encounter at home in 2013.
As such, expect Oita to make full use of their home advantage, and avoid a loss.
Take into account though that whenever these teams met, it’s been goal fests. 12 of the last 15 meetings had goals from both sides, and Nagoya is on a scoring streak at this stadium for the last four ties. Also, they found the back of the net in 10 of their last 11 fixtures, and in their last six on the road.
Expect goals to come from either end of the pitch this weekend.
Oita Trinita vs Nagoya Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Double Chance: Oita Trinita or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5).