Avispa return to Level 5 stadium today having picked up an away draw against 2nd place Ventforet Kofu last week. Ordinarily this would be a great result, but we are in danger of a points gap being made between us and the top 3 and need to close it before they get too comfortable.
Playing on a Saturday for the first time in a while, Mito Hollyhock will be welcomed to Kyushu in a game the team will be hoping to get a fairly comfortable win from.
Mito have been a mid-division team for the last decade, and have the experience to beat anyone on their day, but seem to be on a bit of a slump in form at the moment.
Avispa are the big favorites at 1.74, with a Mito win seen as a long shot with odds of over 4. This seems over-priced, Avispa have shown they can lose to anyone this season, but still expect Avispa to win.
Avispa 3 : 1 Mito
Sueyoshi to open the scoring with one of his shots from the edge of the box going in. We’ll concede a goal from a header at some point, probably from a corner.