Urawa Reds vs Albirex Niigata – Betting Preview

Albirex Niigata head to Saitama Stadium 2002 on Saturday for the J1 League tie with home side Urawa Red Diamonds.

The following offers a match preview and a betting preview for the same!

Urawa Red Diamonds Preview

The Urawa Red Diamonds will be hoping for a repeat of their J1 League victory over Vissel Kobe, which ended 0-1 for them.

In that game, Urawa Red Diamonds had 42% of the possession and 6 shots on goal, with one of those being successful. Atsuki Ito (21′) was the lone scorer for Urawa Red Diamonds. Vissel Kobe, their adversaries, made 9 attempts at goal, with 2 of them being successful.

In more recent games, Urawa Red Diamonds’ attacking numbers haven’t exactly been stellar. Throughout the course of their last six games, they have only scored four goals against opponents. The Urawa Red Diamonds have also had six goals scored against them in those contests.

So, we’ll just have to wait and see if this pattern holds true for this forthcoming game.

Looking at their prior performances, we can see that Urawa Red Diamonds have gone 23 games without losing to Albirex Niigata in league play. They have also gone 4 games without losing in league play at home.

Albirex Niigata Preview

Going into the match, Albirex Niigata is coming off a 1-0 victory over Kawasaki Frontale in the J1 League.

Albirex Niigata had 44% of the possession in that game and 3 of their 11 shots were on goal. Ryotaro Ito (22′) was the lone player for Albirex Niigata to register a score. Two of Kawasaki Frontale’s seven shots on goal were successful.

Albirex Niigata have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up a total of 7 goals, according to their recent performance. Albirex Niigata have not been playing particularly well defensively.

An examination of past results between these clubs going back to 27/06/2015 shows that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Albirex Niigata. They’ve not managed to get any wins whatsoever whereas Urawa Red Diamonds have been superior, winning in 83 per cent of those match-ups.

1×2 Betting Odds

Let’s begin analysing the 1×2 market

We believe that when Urawa Red Diamonds play Albirex Niigata, who may have trouble scoring goals, they will create enough opportunities to score more than once while maybe not conceding.

The home side are the favourites to win this @ 1.85.

Ultimately, we predict that Urawa Red Diamonds will by a rather comfortable margin.

The away side are the underdogs in this @ 4.49.

The market odds of a stalemate to be played out, stands @ 3.90.

Total goals over/under

Let’s check the over/under scenario

The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.99.

While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.92.

The market seems to be on the edge as far as the goal count is considered!

So perhaps one or two moments will end up deciding the fate of this game!