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Kyoto Sanga will be visiting City Light Stadium on Saturday for the J2 League clash with home side Fagiano Okayama.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Fagiano Okayama v Kyoto Sanga - plus the latest match odds.
Fagiano Okayama are hoping to win again following a 2-3 J2 League success vs S.C. Sagamihara.
For Fagiano Okayama, the scorers were Hideki Ishige (13'), Yong-Jae Lee (67') and Satoki Uejo (79'). Yuan Matsuhashi (4') and Tsubasa Ando (50') scored for S.C. Sagamihara.
Fagiano Okayama haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 11 during that time and have conceded a total of 5.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Fagiano Okayama:
- haven't won against Kyoto Sanga in their last 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 home league matches.
Kyoto Sanga come into this encounter following on from a 3-1 J2 League win to defeat AFC Blaublitz Akita in their previous outing.
For Kyoto Sanga, the goals were scored by Peter Utaka (2', 42') and Takumi Miyayoshi (44'). Hayate Take (31') scored for AFC Blaublitz Akita.
A run of effective displays by the Kyoto Sanga defensive unit has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their past 6 outings in total. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 7. That pattern might not follow through into this game, however.
Heading into this fixture, Kyoto Sanga are winless against Fagiano Okayama when they've played them away from home in the last 6 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 15/09/2018 tells us that Fagiano Okayama have won 1 of these games and Kyoto Sanga 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
A combined sum of 17 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for Okayama and 9 coming from Kyoto. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league encounter between these sides was J2 League match day 20 on 26/06/2021 when it finished Kyoto Sanga 2-0 Fagiano Okayama.
The match was refereed by Hayato Shimizu.
Team News: Fagiano Okayama
The Fagiano Okayama manager Kenji Arima has zero fitness concerns at all ahead of this game thanks to a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Kyoto Sanga
Due to a completely injury-free squad to pick from, the Kyoto Sanga manager Kwi-Jae Cho has no fitness worries at all coming into this clash.
Our thinking is that Fagiano Okayama will have their work cut out to see themselves scoring against this Kyoto Sanga lineup who we think might be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive game with a 0-1 win for Kyoto Sanga when the full-time whistle blows.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: City Light Stadium (15,479)
Captain: Mizuki Hamada
Chairman: Tokuhiko Suzuki
Manager: Kenji Arima
Competitions: J2 League position 10
🔑 Star Man: Hideki Ishige
Usually played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Hideki Ishige was born in Japan. Having played his first senior match for Shimizu S-Pulse in the 2012 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has accumulated 5 league goals in this J2 League 2021 season to date coming from a total of 11 appearances.