Sapporo vs Albirex Niigata prediction, odds & betting tips 29/06/2024

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Under 2.5 total goals

Three of the last five duels between Sapporo and Niigata have gone under 2.5 total goals

Sapporo and Albirex Niigata are bound to meet in the next round of the J1 League on Saturday, 29 June.

Can Sapporo finally win a match or will Albirex Niigata push them even closer to relegation? Learn more about this game by reading our Sapporo vs Albirex Niigata prediction right here.

Sapporo vs Albirex Niigata prediction: A close, low-scoring duel

Key stats

  • Sapporo have gone under 2.5 total goals in their last three matches in a row.
  • Albirex Niigata have gone under 2.5 total goals in half of their away matches in the league this season.
  • Three of the previous five meetings between Sapporo and Albirex Niigata have ended in draws.

Correct score prediction: Sapporo 1-1 Albirex Niigata

We saw fewer than three goals in three of the previous five duels between Sapporo and Niigata, and the same is true for their H2H duels ending in draws, so 1-1 seems like a reasonable correct score prediction.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Albirex Niigata favoured by the bookies

  • HOME: 9/5 (2.80) – 35.70%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.30%
  • AWAY: 6/5 (2.20) – 45.50%

We can see from these Sapporo vs Albirex Niigata odds that the guests are the expected winners, but the hosts aren't without a chance according to the bookies.

That being said, Sapporo are on a six-game losing streak at the moment and they're last in the league standings, but Albirex Niigata aren't too far ahead of the relegation zone either.

All in all, we hope you liked our predictions for this match and if you did, don't forget to check out our top betting tips for today too.

Last five H2Hs: No wins for Sapporo

Three of the previous five duels between Sapporo and Albirex Niigata have ended in draws, with Niigata winning the other two. Things aren't much better for Sapporo if we look at the overall H2H record between these teams: 7-3-0 for Albirex Niigata.

Japan J-League 13/04/24

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

1
Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

1

Japan J-League 15/07/23

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

0
Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

1

Japan J-League 04/03/23

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

2
Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

2

Japan J-League 23/09/17

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

2
Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

2

Japan J-League 20/05/17

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

1
Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

0

Sapporo preview: Can they win a match finally?

With six losses in a row in the league, Sapporo are clearly struggling to find their form. Unfortunately for them, that was the case for the entire season so far and Sapporo sit in the last place in the J1 League table with 11 points from 20 matches. They're also 11 points behind the first team outside of the relegation zone, which is their next opponent Albirex Niigata.

Gun-hee Kim, Kazuki Fukai, Hiroki Miyazawa, Ryota Aoki, Shun Takagi, Supachok Sarachat and Yuya Asano are all out with injuries, while Daihachi Okamura is suspended for this game.

Predicted lineup: Sugeno (GK), Nishino, Takao, Nakamura, Kondo, Baba, Arano, Tanaka, Komai, Suzuki & Kobayashi

Japan J-League 20/07/24

W

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds

3

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

4

Japan J-League 13/07/24

D

Vissel Kobe

Vissel Kobe

1

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

1

Japan FA Cup 10/07/24

W

Montedio Yamagata

Montedio Yamagata

3

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

6

Japan J-League 06/07/24

L

Kashima Antlers

Kashima Antlers

2

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

0

Japan J-League 29/06/24

L

Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata

1

Consadole Sapporo

Consadole Sapporo

0

Albirex Niigata preview: On a solid run of form at the moment

While Albirex Niigata haven't lost in their last four matches in the league, only once they managed to get all three points. Still, this is a solid run for them, but the team remains dangerously close to the relegation zone with only five points more than the first team in it.

When it comes to team news, Eiji Miyamoto, Koji Suzuki, Yuji Hoshi, and Riita Mori will miss this match through injuries.

Predicted lineup: Abe (GK), Fujiwara, Deng, Inamura, Hayakawa, Akiyama, Shimada, Matsuda, Hasegawa, Taniguchi & Komi

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

Player to watch: Kaito Taniguchi

With four goals in the J1 League so far, Taniguchi is Albirex Niigata's best scorer this season and he's our player to watch in their upcoming duel with Sapporo.

Kaito Taniguchi
Taniguchi looking for his fifth goal of the season in J1 League – Photo by Imago

Can Taniguchi score a header again?

We saw Taniguchi score with his head once this season already, which means that 25% of his goals in the league were scored with head.


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