Avispa travel to Fukushima tomorrow to play a Tochigi team who after losing 2 of the 1st 3 games of the season are currently on an 11 match unbeaten run, having won their last 4 games.
I’m hoping that Nakajima’s injury from the Tokushima game is not going to stop him from playing as he is an important player in starting attacks, and Miyaji didn’t look totally comfortable playing at left-back last week.
Despite being lower in the table, and playing away from home, Avispa are favorites to win (2.55 (37%)), narrowly ahead of Tochigi (2.89 (33%)).
My Prediction: Tochigi SC 1 : 2 Avispa Fukuoka.
Tochigi have to lose at some point, and the game against Tokushima was the best I have seen the midfield play. Okubo to score his first goal for a long time.