Vegalta Sendai vs FC Tokyo
Japan – J. League
Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Yurtec Stadium Sendai (Sendai).
Inspired by Andres Iniesta, Vissel Kobe inflicted a rare defeat on toppers, Tokyo. They still might have a five-point lead at the top, but with the second-placed Kawasaki on a five-game unbeaten run, the pole-position-holders will have to tread carefully, if they are not to be toppled. The impact of the loss becomes even huger as the game was at home for the capital city.
Vegalta is on a two-game winning streak after their back-to-back losses, and is on the path of ascension to the more comfortable spots in the table, and in the process, putting some distance from the relegation threat looming behind.
Their win over top-tier team Nagoya, as well as Yamaga, gives them the confidence to navigate this challenge, but the players will be aware what’s awaiting them with the wounded toppers visiting.
Vegalta Sendai vs FC Tokyo Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sendai recorded the last five wins in a row.
- Before that, Tokyo was on a seven-match winning run.
- 12 of the last 13 fixtures saw Sendai finding the back of the net at home.
- Tokyo registered two or more goals in three of the last six ties.
Vegalta Sendai vs FC Tokyo Prediction
Tokyo has easily been the best team in the competition this season. They are right at the top and possesses a five-point lead even after their loss the last match-day.
From their last 17 matches, the team has lost just twice and won 11 of them as well. On the road, they remained unbeaten in seven of their last ten attempts.
On the other hand, Vegalta was winless in nine of their last thirteen games, and consequentially, they are struggling to stay afloat the relegation line. While the efforts are in process, it needs to be kept at this same pace if they are not to be got caught in its clutches again.
The visitors have posted more than double the number of points as their counterparts, and coupled to all of these, they are the favorites to take the three points.
But taking into consideration Sendai’s home form, and their domination in h2h games in the most recent ones, it’s logical to expect either team to find the back of the net.
Vegalta Sendai vs FC Tokyo Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw No Bet: FC Tokyo @ 1.60 (3/5).