Urawa Red Diamonds vs Vegalta Sendai Prediction & Match Preview

Urawa Red Diamonds vs Vegalta Sendai
Japan – J. League
Date: Saturday, 6 July 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Saitama Stadium (Saitama).

Vegalta will be tested how they could fare with the away handicap after they have recorded wins in their last four match-days. On the basis of recent form, there is no better squad in the J1 League at present.

Their defense might have to sharpen their skills though, as they have let in four more goals than the bottom-most Iwata. And embarrassingly, they hold the title of being the worst road-side in the competition as of now.

On the same note, Urawa is the worst home side in the top division of Japanese football this season. As such, this match-up should prove to be an interesting one, with either squad severely limited due to the particular conditions.

For the Red Diamonds, this is their game in hand, and should they win this, they could significantly climb up the ladder.

Urawa Red Diamonds vs Vegalta Sendai Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last seven wins in a row went to Urawa.
  • It’s been five years since Sendai last won a game.
  • At this venue, Vegalta has not won a single encounter yet.
  • Red Diamonds won the last six meetings at home.

Urawa Red Diamonds vs Vegalta Sendai Prediction

Vegalta may be, as per current form, the best in the competition right now. But their performances on the road argue otherwise. The team is the worst away from home and lost seven of their total eight such games.

Their sole win while traveling came against relegation-battler Yamaga. The side has failed to even record at least a goal per tie while conceding at a rate of two per trip.

Though it could be said that Urawa is the worst home side, over the years, they have performed well against this opposition, and that tips the scales in the hosts’ favor.

The Diamonds recorded the last seven wins in a row and stood unbeaten for the last five years. At home, they are yet to lose against this opposition, and at present are on a six-match winning streak against them.

Moreover, Sendai could register just three goals in total from their last ten visits to this venue, while the home team recorded three or more goals in four of their last six appearances.

By all means, expect Vegalta to continue with their away woes.

Urawa Red Diamonds vs Vegalta Sendai Betting Tips

  • Draw no Bet: Urawa @ 1.58.