Albirex Niigata vs Kawasaki Frontale prediction, odds & betting tips 22/06/2024

Albirex Niigata and Kawasaki Frontale will meet in the next round of the J1 League on Saturday, 22 June.

With both teams tied in points near the relegation zone, who will prevail in this important match? Read our Albirex Niigata vs Kawasaki Frontale prediction and preview to find that out.

Albirex Niigata vs Kawasaki Frontale prediction: A narrow win for the hosts

Key stats

  • Albirex Niigata are undefeated in their last five matches in all competitions.
  • Kawasaki Frontale have only one win in nine games away from home in the J1 League so far.
  • Albirex Niigata have gone over 2.5 total goals in seven of their last 10 games across the board.
  • Both teams have averaged more than 2.50 total goals per game in the league this season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookmakers expect a close match

  • HOME: 17/10 (2.70) – 37.00%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.30%
  • AWAY: 5/4 (2.25) – 44.40%

It's clear from these Albirex Niigata vs Kawasaki Frontale odds that we can expect a close matchup, but the guests are seen as the expected by the bookies, although by a small margin.

After all, this is a duel between two teams that are tied in points in the J1 League table and both teams enter this match in similar form, so it's reasonable that a close game is expected.

Anyhow, if you like our predictions for this duel, make sure check out our favourite betting tips for today as well.

Last five H2Hs: A tied matchup in recent years

Kawasaki Frontale have won twice and Albirex Niigata once in their last five meetings, along with a couple of draws, but one of those draws was further decided on penalties, with Niigata ultimately winning.

Meanwhile, Kawasaki Frontale have done a bit better when it comes to the overall H2H record between these teams: 16-3-11.

Japan J-League 29/09/23

Kawasaki Frontale

Kawasaki Frontale

2
Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

3

Japan FA Cup 30/08/23

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

1
Kawasaki Frontale

Kawasaki Frontale

1

Japan J-League 11/03/23

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

1
Kawasaki Frontale

Kawasaki Frontale

0

Japan J-League 09/08/17

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

0
Kawasaki Frontale

Kawasaki Frontale

2

Japan J-League 05/05/17

Kawasaki Frontale

Kawasaki Frontale

3
Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

0

Albirex Niigata preview: Hoping to extend their solid form

While Albirex Niigata have only won 20 points from 18 games in the J1 League this season, which puts them just five points ahead of the first team in the relegation zone, they have done well recently in all competitions by staying unbeaten for five games in a row. Two of those games were in the league only, but still, it's a good sign for them going forward.

When it comes to team news, Eiji Miyamoto, Yuji Hoshi, and Riita Mori are on the sidelines with injuries at the moment.

Predicted lineup: Kojima (GK), Fujiwara, Fitzgerald, Deng, Hayakawa, Taniguchi, Shimada, Akiyama, Komi, Okumura & Suzuki

Japan J-League 20/07/24

W

Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

1

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

2

Japan J-League 13/07/24

L

FC Tokyo

FC Tokyo

2

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

0

Japan FA Cup 10/07/24

L

V-Varen Nagasaki

V-Varen Nagasaki

6

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

1

Japan J-League 06/07/24

L

Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu

4

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

3

Japan J-League 29/06/24

W

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

0

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

1

Kawasaki Frontale preview: Keeping the distance from the relegation zone

With three losses in their last five matches in the league, Kawasaki Frontale have struggled lately and that's pretty much been the case for the most of the season. After all, they currently sit only five points ahead of the relegation zone, just like their next opponent Albirex Niigata, so they will have to find their best form sooner rather than later if they want to avoid any stress come the end of the season.

Kento Tachibanada is suspended for this match, while Shintaro Kurumaya remains out with an injury.

Predicted lineup: Jung (GK), Ominami, Jesiel, Takai, Sasaki, Tono, Ricardo, Wakizaka, Yamauchi, Lenaga & Gomis

Japan J-League 20/07/24

W

Kashiwa Reysol

Kashiwa Reysol

2

Kawasaki Frontale

Kawasaki Frontale

3

Japan J-League 14/07/24

D

Cerezo Osaka

Cerezo Osaka

1

Kawasaki Frontale

Kawasaki Frontale

1

Japan FA Cup 10/07/24

L

Oita

Oita

3

Kawasaki Frontale

Kawasaki Frontale

1

Japan J-League 06/07/24

D

Jubilo Iwata

Jubilo Iwata

2

Kawasaki Frontale

Kawasaki Frontale

2

Japan J-League 29/06/24

D

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

1

Kawasaki Frontale

Kawasaki Frontale

1

Player to watch: Kaito Taniguchi

Although Taniguchi isn't having an incredibly prolific season, his four goals in J1 League make him Albirex Niigata's top scorer in the league and our player to watch for this game.

Kaito Taniguchi
Can Taniguchi score for the fifth time in J1 League? – Photo by Imago

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