FC Gifu VS JEF United Ichihara Chiba, a low-scoring clash

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Match Time: 7/14/2019 17:00 Sunday (GMT+8)

J-League Division 2 -- FC Gifu  VS  JEF United Ichihara Chiba

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Gifu: On the bottom (Recent Form: WDLLLL)

Gifu are on the last, 22nd place in Japanese J-League Division 2 with 15 points (4 wins, 3 draws, 14 losses; goal difference 18:39). They are currently in drop zone, being 2 points shy of 20th Tochigi (safe spot), so it remains possible to avoid relegation. However, the team is in bad shape – 1 win, 0 draws, 4 losses in last 5 league matches, although Gifu got a victory on last matchday. In the meantime, they were eliminated from Emperors Cup by Kofu (2:3 after penalty shoot-out) in round of 64. Gifu take on Chiba on Sunday in the next league fixture. Gifu have collected 11 points in 11 home games to date (3 wins, 2 draws, 6 defeats; goal difference 12:18).


Chiba: In poor shape (Recent Form: DLLLWD)

Chiba sit on 18th position in the standings with 23 points (5 wins, 8 draws, 8 defeats; goal difference 22:31). They are now 6 points ahead of 21th Avispa Fukuoka (relegation zone), whereas Chiba are 13 points short of 5th Omiya Ardija (promotion play-off). Their recent form is poor – 1 win, 2 draws, 2 defeats in last 5 games in J-League Division 2. Meanwhile, they suffered from a defeats to Okayama (0:3) in round of 64 of Emperors Cup. Now it’s time for an away encounter. Chiba have collected 11 points in 11 matches on the road (2 wins, 5 draws, 4 losses; goal difference 8:13).



All in all, I think that this might be a low-scoring clash. Neither Gifu nor Chiba are in good form lately. Besides, it’s an important game for both sides so perhaps there won’t be much action in this outing given all the circumstances.


Gifu VS Chiba


O/U Pick: under 2.75 goals


FC Gifu  VS  JEF United Ichihara Chiba, a low-scoring clash

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