Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Albirex Niigata prediction, odds & betting tips 26/06/2024

All eyes will be on Edion Peace Wing Hiroshima as two J1 League teams battle for supremacy on Wednesday. View our free Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Albirex Niigata predictions below.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Albirex Niigata predictions: Hosts to claim all the spoils

Key stats

  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima won six of their last seven matches across all competitions.
  • On the other hand, Albirex Niigata won just one of their last four games.
  • Both teams scored in five of Sanfrecce Hiroshima's last six games, and in all of Albirex Niigata’s last seven matches.
  • Albirex Niigata have no losses in the last four meetings between these outfits.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Sanfrecce Hiroshima are clear favourites

  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima: 1/2 (1.50) – 66.7%
  • Draw: 29/10 (3.90) – 25.6%
  • Albirex Niigata: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%

*Odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Sanfrecce Hiroshima have been the better team this season. They are fifth on the J1 League table, 10 spots above Albirex Niigata, with 31 points from 19 league matches.

Given their home advantage, Sanfrecce Hiroshima are the expected winners at 1/2 (1.50). Teams with these odds generally have a 66.7% probability of winning.

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It's also important to note that both teams have been involved in a lot of high-scoring games lately. Five of Sanfrecce Hiroshima's last six matches, and five of Albirex Niigata's last seven games featured at least three goals.

For this reason, over 2.5 total goals has an appealing look at 8/11 (1.73). That one has a 57.9% chance of landing.

Last five H2Hs: Can Albirex Niigata extend their unbeaten run against Sanfrecce Hiroshima?

To be fair, Sanfrecce Hiroshima have been the dominant side in previous skirmishes between these sides, as they lost just thrice in their last 20 meetings with Albirex Niigata, winning 12 times with five draws. However, Hiroshima have no wins in the last four meetings between these outfits.

Japan J-League 03/05/24

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

1

Japan J-League 01/07/23

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

2
Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

0

Japan J-League 26/02/23

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

1
Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

2

Japan J-League 09/09/17

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

0

Japan J-League Cup 12/04/17

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

1

Team news and form guide

Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Eyeing fifth consecutive home win

Makoto Mitsuta should be back in action for the hosts after serving a one-game suspension. As they kickstart the second half of their J1 League campaign, Sanfrecce Hiroshima will set their sights on claiming a Champions League spot.

Predicted lineup: Osako (GK), Sasaki, Nakano, Shiotani, Matsumoto, Higashi, Kato Ohashi, Arai, Júnior & Vieira.

Japan J-League 14/07/24

W

Avispa Fukuoka

Avispa Fukuoka

0

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

1

Japan FA Cup 10/07/24

W

Iwaki SC

Iwaki SC

0

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

4

Japan J-League 05/07/24

L

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

3

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

1

Japan J-League 29/06/24

D

Kawasaki Frontale

Kawasaki Frontale

1

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

1

Japan J-League 26/06/24

D

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

1

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

1

Albirex Niigata:

While it can be said that Albirex Niigata are currently on a six-match unbeaten run, it's worth mentioning that they won just one of their last four matches, and that victory came after a penalty shootout. The visitors’ last four matches ended in stalemates at the end of regulation time.

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

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

Japan J-League 26/06/24

D

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima

1

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

1

Player to watch: Soya Fujiwara

Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Albirex Niigata predictions
Soya Fujiwara is one of the highest-scoring defenders in the J1 League this season. (Photo by Imago)

Soya Fujiwara was on the scoresheet in Albirex Niigata's 2-2 draw with Kawasaki Frontale last weekend. He has three goals and two assists to his name, which is an impressive return for a defender. Fujiwara will look to score in back-to-back games for the first time since August 2022.


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