Avispa Fukuoka vs Sagan Tosu prediction, odds & betting tips 16/06/2024

Avispa Fukuoka will host Sagan Tosu in the upcoming round of the J1 League on Sunday, 16 June.

Will Sagan Tosu get the points they desperately need in their battle against relegation or will Avispa Fukuoka push them even further down in the standings? Find that out and more from our Avispa Fukuoka vs Sagan Tosu prediction.

Avispa Fukuoka vs Sagan Tosu prediction: Not a lot of goals anticipated

Key stats

  • The last four duels between Avispa Fukuoka and Sagan Tosu have all gone under 1.5 total goals.
  • Avispa Fukuoka have averaged just 2.00 total goals per game in the J1 League so far.
  • Sagan Tosu have lost five of their seven away matches in the league.
  • Avispa Fukuoka are on a three-game winning streak in all competitions.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Avispa Fukuoka the more likely winners

  • HOME: 19/20 (1.95) – 51.30%
  • DRAW: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.30%
  • AWAY: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.60%

We can see from these Avispa Fukuoka vs Sagan Tosu odds that the hosts are the expected winners, which is hardly surprising looking at the league table where Fukuoka are 11 points ahead of Sagan Tosu.

In addition to this, Avispa Fukuoka are in good form at the moment and they'll have the advantage of playing at home, although they've only won two of their nine home matches in the league this season.

In any case, if you like our predictions for this duel, remember to also check out some of our favourite betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: No wins for Sagan Tosu

Three of the last five meetings between Avispa Fukuoka and Sagan Tosu have ended in draws, while the other two have gone to Fukuoka. Meanwhile, the two teams are very close if we look at their overall H2H record in official matches: 4-5-3 for Avispa Fukuoka.

Japan J-League 06/08/23

Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu

0
Avispa Fukuoka

Avispa Fukuoka

1

Japan J-League 14/05/23

Avispa Fukuoka

Avispa Fukuoka

0
Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu

0

Japan J-League 26/08/22

Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu

1
Avispa Fukuoka

Avispa Fukuoka

1

Japan J-League 01/04/22

Avispa Fukuoka

Avispa Fukuoka

0
Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu

0

Japan J-League 25/09/21

Avispa Fukuoka

Avispa Fukuoka

3
Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu

0

Awispa Fukuoka preview: Can they win third in a row?

With wins over Kashiwa and Niigata, Awispa Fukuoka have now won three games in a row, including their impressive 8-0 demolition of Fukuyama City in the Emperor's Cup. Fukuoka are currently right in the middle of the J1 League table, pretty much equally away from the top as well as the bottom of the standings.

Takumi Nagaishiand Yota Maejima are on Awispa Fukuoka's injury list ahead of this game.

Predicted lineup: Murakami (GK), Inoue, Tashiro, Kamekawa, Oda, Matsuoka, Mae, Iwasaki, Konno, Sato & Wellington

Japan J-League 14/07/24

L

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

1

Avispa Fukuoka

Avispa Fukuoka

0

Japan FA Cup 10/07/24

L

Ehime FC

Ehime FC

2

Avispa Fukuoka

Avispa Fukuoka

0

Japan J-League 07/07/24

L

Kyoto Sanga FC

Kyoto Sanga FC

2

Avispa Fukuoka

Avispa Fukuoka

1

Japan J-League 30/06/24

W

FC Tokyo

FC Tokyo

0

Avispa Fukuoka

Avispa Fukuoka

1

Japan J-League 26/06/24

W

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

1

Avispa Fukuoka

Avispa Fukuoka

2

Sagan Tosu preview: Hoping to escape the relegation zone

With four losses in their last six matches in the league, Sagan Tosu's struggles continue. Their performances this season led them to the relegation zone and they're currently at 14 points from 17 games, four points behind the first team in the safe zone.

When it comes to team news, Yoshiki Narahara, Masahiro Okamoto, and Fuchi Honda are dealing with injuries at the moment, while Kosuke Yamazaki is suspended for this match.

Predicted lineup: Park (GK), Maruhashi, Ueebisu, Taehyeon, Naganuma, Tezuka, Kawahara, Yokoyama, Kikichi, Togashi & Ryan

Japan J-League 14/07/24

L

Gamba Osaka

Gamba Osaka

2

Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu

0

Japan FA Cup 10/07/24

W

jp

Yokohama FC

1

Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu

3

Japan J-League 06/07/24

W

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

3

Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu

4

Japan J-League 03/07/24

W

Yokohama F-Marinos

Yokohama F-Marinos

0

Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu

1

Japan J-League 30/06/24

L

Kashiwa Reysol

Kashiwa Reysol

4

Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu

1

Player to watch: Kazuya Konno

With four goals in the J1 League, Konno is only behind Shahab Zahedi as Avispa Fukuoka's top scorer. However, Konno is the more likely starter, so that's why he's our player to watch.

Kazuya Konno
Konno looking for his fifth goal in the league this season – Photo by Imago

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