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Matsumoto Yamaga are going up against guests Fagiano Okayama at Matsumotodaira Park Stadium Alwin in this J2 League fixture on Saturday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Matsumoto Yamaga v Fagiano Okayama, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
Matsumoto Yamaga are hoping to win again after their last result, the 1-2 J2 League success over Machida Zelvia.
For Matsumoto Yamaga, the goals were scored by Masato Tokida (53') and Koki Tsukagawa (72'). Yuki Okada (94') was the scorer for Machida Zelvia.
Yasuharu Sorimachi's Matsumoto Yamaga have netted 8 times in their prior six outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures stands at 5.
A look at their previous results shows us that Matsumoto Yamaga:
- haven't won against Fagiano Okayama in their previous 10 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
In the game prior to this, Fagiano Okayama drew 1-1 in the J2 League match with Júbilo Iwata.
The only name on the scoresheet from Fagiano Okayama was Yong-Jae Lee (77'). Seiya Nakano (63') was the scorer for Júbilo Iwata.
Kenji Arima's Fagiano Okayama have found the back of the net a total of 6 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during that period adds up to 10.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Fagiano Okayama:
- have left without a victory over Matsumoto Yamaga when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated by Matsumoto Yamaga when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes stretching back to 27/11/2016 shows that Matsumoto Yamaga have won 0 of these and Fagiano Okayama 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 4.
A combined sum of 8 goals were produced between them in this period, with 3 of them from Matsumoto and 5 created by Okayama. That is an average goals per game value of 1.33.
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was J2 League match day 16 on 02/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Fagiano Okayama 1-0 Matsumoto Yamaga.
Team News: Matsumoto Yamaga
Matsumoto Yamaga manager Kei Shibata doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash with a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Fagiano Okayama
Okayama boss Kenji Arima has to choose a team with limited availability. Kazuma Shiina (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Takuma Takeda (Torn lateral collateral ligament), Makoto Mimura (Thigh Muscle Strain), Kohei Kiyama (Thigh Muscle Strain), Yuma Hiroki (Ankle Surgery), Kosuke Masutani (Pubis bone irritation) and Shintaro Shimizu (Sprained Ankle) will miss out on this game.
Looking at these two, we feel that Fagiano Okayama and Matsumoto Yamaga could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-1 score draw when all is said and done.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Matsumotodaira Park Stadium Alwin (20,336)
Captain: Yuya Hashiuchi
Chairman: Fumiyuki Kanda
Manager: Yasuharu Sorimachi
Competitions: J2 League position 19
⭐ Key Player: Koki Tsukagawa
Typically used in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Koki Tsukagawa was born in Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Fagiano Okayama in the 2017 season, the talented Midfielder has got 7 league goals in this J2 League 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 22 appearances.