Kumamoto vs. Renofa Yamaguchi Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jul. 18, 2022 12:00 CET
The penultimate match of the regular 27th round of the Japanese second league awaits us on Monday at 12 noon. Kumamoto will try to get even closer to the playoff zone in the duel with Renofa Yamaguchi.
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Kumamoto Team News
Despite the very “colorful” results, the home team is still within reach of the playoff zone. After 26 matches played, they managed to win 38 points, which was enough for them to take the eighth position in the table.
Interestingly, they are one of the teams with the highest number of draws in the league. Kumamoto drew 11 times in the previous 26 matches. In terms of efficiency, they can’t really boast of their goal-scoring abilities.
In the current part of the championship, they have scored and conceded 33 goals each, which ranks them among the averagely effective teams. I can’t even boast about their current form, considering that in the previous 5 games they won 8 points, with a very modest goal difference of 5:3.
Since they are not doing very well in front of their fans, we are a bit surprised by the fact that the bookies give them significantly higher chances to win this match.
However, we do not share that opinion because Kumamoto has already shown several times that it is not a team that can play consistently well, and we believe that the home team will try their best in this match.
Renofa Yamaguchi Team News
The visiting team is currently equally far from the fight for the playoffs and the fight for survival. In the past 26 games, Renofa has reached 31 points, which places them in 16th place in the table.
Renofa is the team that currently has the worst performance in the league when it comes to away games. So far, they have played 12 games in which they recorded 1 win, 4 draws and 7 losses, with a goal difference of 7:16.
Only recently they achieved their first away victory, defeating Blaublitz 1:0.
It is evident that this is a team without excessive competitive ambitions, so we believe that by the end of the season they will not have too much motivation to fight for a possible place in the playoffs.
For this reason, we believe that in this match they will focus a little more on the defensive segment of the game, and that Renofa’s attackers will not pose too much of a threat to the goalkeeper of the home team.
20.02.22 J2 Renofa Yamaguchi – Kumamoto 1:1
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05.08.17 J2 Renofa Yamaguchi – Kumamoto 1:2
25.06.17 J2 Kumamoto – Renofa Yamaguchi 0:2
02.10.16 J2 Renofa Yamaguchi – Kumamoto 0:2
09.04.16 J2 Kumamoto – Renofa Yamaguchi 1:2
Injuries and suspensions
There are no significant absences.
Kumamoto vs. Renofa Yamaguchi Prediction
Kumamoto plays very poorly at home, while Renofa “struggles” on away courts. These two teams have scored a total of 15 goals in 23 games at home and away, so we believe that this match between them will be with a slightly lower number of goals.
Although both teams managed to score at least one goal in the last four meetings, considering the current form of these teams, we believe that this streak will be broken this time.
Date and time:18.07.2022 12:00
Prediction: BTTS -NO