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Fagiano Okayama arrive at ND Soft Stadium Yamagata on Saturday for the J2 League tie with home team Montedio Yamagata.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Montedio Yamagata v Fagiano Okayama match are shown here - along with the latest match odds.
Montedio Yamagata will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 3-0 J2 League defeat last time out to Shimizu S-Pulse.
Thiago Santana (15'), Takeru Kishimoto (30') and Yuji Takahashi (45') scored for Shimizu S-Pulse.
Susumu Watanabe's Montedio Yamagata have scored 6 times over their past 6 outings. The tally of goals that they have conceded in those same games stands at 10.
Pre-game facts show that Montedio Yamagata:
- have not won against Fagiano Okayama in their last 5 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Fagiano Okayama go into this match following a 1-0 J2 League win with the downing of Vegalta Sendai in their most recent match.
The only name on the scoresheet from Fagiano Okayama was Stefan Mauk (94').
In their last half-dozen outings, Fagiano Okayama have amassed the sum of 9 goals. Fagiano Okayama have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, their defenders have had 7 goals scored by their opponents. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, however.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Fagiano Okayama:
- have not lost to Montedio Yamagata when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 28/03/2021 shows that Montedio Yamagata have won 1 of these and Fagiano Okayama 5, with the number of drawn games being 0.
A combined sum of 12 goals were scored between them in these games, with 4 of them for Yamagata and 8 for Okayama. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was J2 League match day 13 on 03/05/2023 which ended up with the score at Fagiano Okayama 2-0 Montedio Yamagata.
The referee was Hiroyuki Kimura.
Team News: Montedio Yamagata
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the Montedio Yamagata boss Susumu Watanabe to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Eisuke Fujishima (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Fagiano Okayama
Thanks to a largely available squad, there is only the lone fitness issue for the Fagiano Okayama manager Takashi Kiyama to be concerned about. Ryo Nagai (Tibia Fracture) won’t be in action.
Fagiano Okayama and Montedio Yamagata should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks to be quite a realistic result. We’re therefore tipping a tight encounter with a 1-1 score draw at the end of this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: ND Soft Stadium Yamagata (20,638)
Captain: Shuto Minami
Chairman: Kentaro Aita
Manager: Susumu Watanabe
Competitions: J2 League position 11
🔑 Star Man: Tiago Alves
Usually played in the Left Wing position, Tiago Alves was born in Coimbra, Portugal. After having played his first senior match for Piast Gliwice in the 2019 - 2020 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 11 league goals in this J2 League 2023 campaign to date in 23 appearances.