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Fagiano Okayama arrive at transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki on Sunday for the J2 League showdown with hosts V-Varen Nagasaki.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for V-Varen Nagasaki v Fagiano Okayama can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
V-Varen Nagasaki enter this fixture following on from a 2-2 J2 League drawn game versus Júbilo Iwata.
For V-Varen Nagasaki, the goalscorers were Wellington Rato (4') and Ken Tokura (36'). Yuto Suzuki (30') and Hiroki Yamada (76') scored for Júbilo Iwata.
Matches involving V-Varen Nagasaki have tended to be exciting encounters of late with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past six clashes, a total of 21 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 15 of them accredited to V-Varen Nagasaki.
Looking at their past form shows that V-Varen Nagasaki:
- are unbeaten in the league by Fagiano Okayama in their last 3 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 10 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
In the game prior to this, Fagiano Okayama drew 0-0 in the J2 League tie with Kyoto Sanga.
Kenji Arima's Fagiano Okayama have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 8 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during that same period comes to 5.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 30/07/2017, there has been little to separate the clubs with V-Varen Nagasaki winning 3 of those games, Fagiano Okayama 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
A combined sum of 19 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 11 of them from VVN and 8 netted by Okayama. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The previous league meeting between these sides was J2 League match day 15 on 23/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Fagiano Okayama 0-1 V-Varen Nagasaki.
The referee was Toshihiro Nakai.
Team News: V-Varen Nagasaki
The V-Varen Nagasaki boss Hiroshi Matsuda will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Fagiano Okayama
With a completely healthy group available to select from, the Fagiano Okayama boss Kenji Arima has no fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
We envisage that V-Varen Nagasaki should really get a couple of goals in this one when they come up against Fagiano Okayama, who won’t find it easy finding the net themselves.
Our selection here is for a pretty comfortable 2-0 margin for V-Varen Nagasaki at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki (20,252)
Captain: Hiroki Akino
Chairman: Haruna Takata
Manager: Hiroshi Matsuda
Competitions: J2 League position 4
🔑 Key Player: Edigar Junio
Regularly used in the Striker position, Edigar Junio was born in Brasília, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Atletico PR in the 2011 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 15 league goals in the J2 League 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 32 appearances.