After a surprise goalless draw in Philadelphia on Thursday, Friday’s Football Bet of the Day sees me focus on the opening match of Round 17 in the J1 League, and I’ve highlighted a goals-based selection.

⚽️ Sagan Tosu vs FC Tokyo

🇯🇵 J1 League

⏰ Friday 31st May, 11:00

Sagan Tosu will look to move further clear of the relegation places as they welcome mid-table Tokyo to the Ekimae Real Estate Stadium on Friday morning in a fixture that appeals to me for goals.

Kenta Kawai’s hosts have scored 21 goals across their opening 15 fixtures in the J1 League this term, with 14 (67%) of them coming on home soil.

Sagan have found the back of the net in six of their previous eight league contests – notching on multiple occasions in three (38%) of them – and will look to trouble a Tokyo defence that has recorded a solitary clean sheet in the league this season, shipping multiple in seven (47%) of them.

Peter Cklamovski’s visitors are the joint second-highest scorers in the Japanese top flight, slamming in 26 goals across their opening 16 matches, with 13 (50%) of those coming across their seven road trips.

The capital club have failed to score in just two of their league contests – notching on multiple occasions in nine (56%) of them, including in 5/7 (71%) against bottom-half sides – and and will be confident of troubling a Sagan Tosu backline that has shipped multiple goals in a league-high 11/15 (73%) of their J1 League encounters this season.

Bet of the Day

FC Tokyo’s opening 16 fixtures in the J1 League this campaign are averaging 3.19 goals per game, with Over 2.5 Goals banking in a league-best 12 (75%) of them.

Those numbers increase even more on their travels, with their opening seven road trips averaging an eye-catching 3.71 goals per game, with Over 2.5 Goals paying out in all seven (100%) of them and Over 3.5 Goals in five (71%) of them – and given there have been a minimum of three strikes in a healthy 10/15 (67%) of Sagan Tosu’s J1 League contests this term – I’m happy to have a punt on there being three or more goals in Tosu on Friday morning, with the visitors scoring at least one of them.

  • FC Tokyo to Score Over 0.5 Goals & Over 2.5 Goals
  • Pays 22/25 (William Hill Build YourOdds)

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  1. wordlife2000 2 weeks ago

    Yesterday was a total disaster for all of us bettors.

  2. GregMacLean4 2 weeks ago

    🔵 FC Tokyo to Score Over 0.5 Goals & Over 2.5 Goals (0-1 ⚽️)
    🔵 Pays 22/25 ❌


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