Machida Zelvia VS Avispa Fukuoka, go for hosts

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

J-League Division 2 --- Machida Zelvia VS Avispa Fukuoka

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TEAM NEWS

Zelvia announced that Dorian Babunski will be missing for around one month to six weeks with a thigh injury.Riki Matsuda will be available for Avispa after suspension. Daisuke Ishizu is not in full training and should be considered doubtful.

 

Zelvia

Suspended: None

Doubtful: None

Injured/Unavailable: Dorian Babunski (thigh)

 

Avispa

Suspended: None

Doubtful: Daisuke Ishizu

Injured/Unavailable: None

 

MATCH PREVIEW 
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN

Zelvia lost 3-0 at Renofa Yamaguchi last weekend in J2. They have been wildly inconsistent since starting the year well and are now three wins, seven draws and four defeats in 14 league games. It would seem they will not be hitting the heights of last season and their home form has been the problem, with five draws and two defeats in their last seven home league games.

 

Koki Kido scored in added time but Avispa went down 3-1 at home to FC Gifu last weekend in J2. They look in trouble now as the bottom team took what was really six points from them last week. They have just one win in 11 league games and look without confidence in games and without ideas. Chances that do some are not finished as they were last season and a change of manager has not helped this team at all.

 

Zelvia's home form might have given hope to most teams but I feel that Avispa are just not good enough to even get a drawer here.

 

SECOND PREDICTION: 

FIRST HALF HAD: DRAW

Neither team has too many goals in the 1st half or an overwhelmingly better total of goals early in games. This one may well take a while to get going and be level at half time. Avispa have been level nine times at the break, and gone on to lose fur of those. Zelvia have been level eight times at the break. I expect a 2nd half explosion!

 

HEAD TO HEAD

In J2 matches between these two teams last season Zelvia won at home and drew away, while Zelvia also won the league game earlier this season.

Machida Zelvia VS Avispa Fukuoka, go for hosts

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