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Tochigi S.C. will visit City Light Stadium on Wednesday for the J2 League showdown with home team Fagiano Okayama.
All Fagiano Okayama v Tochigi S.C. match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Fagiano Okayama will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 1-0 J2 League defeat in their last game at the hands of Matsumoto Yamaga.
Sérginho (18') scored for Matsumoto Yamaga.
It’s not been often in recent games that Fagiano Okayama have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Okayama have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 11 goals on the way. Previous results aside, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern shall persist in this match.
Coming into this clash, Fagiano Okayama are unbeaten in their previous 5 league matches at home.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Mito Hollyhock in J2 League competition, Tochigi S.C. and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Kazuma Yamaguchi (78') and Yota Maejima (86') scored for Mito Hollyhock.
It has become apparent that Tochigi S.C. have struggled for goals over their last six games, recording the unsatisfactory return of only 2. In those matches, Tochigi have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 6.
A look at their previous results shows us that Tochigi S.C.:
- have not registered a win against Fagiano Okayama in away games against them for the last 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 26/07/2015 shows us that Fagiano Okayama have won 3 of these & Tochigi S.C. 1, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
A sum of 14 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 9 from Okayama and 5 being from Tochigi. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was J2 League match day 11 on 12/08/2020 and the score finished Tochigi S.C. 2-1 Fagiano Okayama.
Team News: Fagiano Okayama
Kosuke Masutani (Pubis bone irritation), Shintaro Shimizu (Sprained Ankle), Kazuma Shiina (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Takuma Takeda (Torn lateral collateral ligament), Makoto Mimura (Thigh Muscle Strain), Kohei Kiyama (Thigh Muscle Strain) and Yuma Hiroki (Ankle Surgery) will not be taking part for Okayama boss Kenji Arima. Mizuki Hamada will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Tochigi S.C.
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available to select from, Tochigi S.C. manager Kazuaki Tasaka has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
In our opinion, Tochigi S.C. and Fagiano Okayama could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very close game with a 1-1 score at the conclusion of the game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: City Light Stadium (15,479)
Captain: Kohei Kiyama
Chairman: Shinya Kitagawa
Manager: Kenji Arima
Competitions: J2 League position 13
🔑 Star Man: Hiroki Yamamoto
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Hiroki Yamamoto was born in Kumamoto, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Vegalta Sendai in the 2014 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 6 league goals in the J2 League 2020 season so far in 34 appearances.