FC Tokyo vs Sagan Tosu
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 1 August 2020
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Ajinomoto Stadium (Tokyo).
FC Tokyo will aim to get the title that they came close to in the last season. With their home ground advantage, the host is the favorite against Sagan Tosu, looking for their first win this season.
FC Tokyo vs Sagan Tosu Match preview
The 0-4 loss to Kawasaki was their only loss in the campaign this season until now. They are unbeaten in the recent four league clashes, following a 2-2 draw on the road against Kashima last time out.
The host had only two home matches so far, and they secured the bragging rights in the last home match against Urawa Red Diamonds in the campaign.
On the contrary, Sagan Tosu has been winless on the road in their three fixtures this season. They lost their last two away trips in the league and haven’t scored a goal away from home this season.
Having won none of their clashes in the schedule so far, Tosu will be under pressure. They will visit after a 1-1 draw at home against C-Osaka in their previous league clash.
FC Tokyo vs Sagan Tosu Head-to-head (h2h)
The teams have met 23 times, starting from 2011 until now. FC Tokyo has registered 10 wins in that period, and the visitor has 6 wins in their record. Their 7 fixtures have ended in a draw.
Their most recent encounter was in October 2019, when Sagan Tosu hosted FC Tokyo in the J1 League match with a 2-1 score on the board.
On average, both teams have scored 2.1 goals per match in that period. The host has slotted in 28 goals while Sagan Tosu has netted 22 goals in the records.
The host has recorded three of the last five overall wins and has been unbeaten at home since 2015 for seven consecutive fixtures with four draws in it.
FC Tokyo vs Sagan Tosu Prediction
FC Tokyo is undoubtedly the favorites to win in the clash than the visitors. They are backed by their overall form in the league and their use of home ground advantage in the game.
In addition to that, Sagan Tosu has been winless in the campaign this season and is the only team to have won none of their fixtures so far.
Coupling it with their troubles on the road, the odds are against Tosu in the meeting. The home win in full-time at 1.60 odds will probably yield decent returns for the punters.
The teams have averaged close to 2.1 goals in their h2h history, as mentioned earlier. So, the tip for over 1.5 goals with 1.40 odds will be the best option from the goals area.
FC Tokyo vs Sagan Tosu Betting tips
FC Tokyo to win @ 1.60 (3/5).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).