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The J2 League match at Sunpro Alwin Stadium on Sunday sees home side Matsumoto Yamaga welcome Renofa Yamaguchi.
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Matsumoto Yamaga will be hoping for a better result after the 3-2 J2 League loss in their previous game against Ventforet Kofu.
For Matsumoto Yamaga, the scorers were Sho Ito (80') and Toyofumi Sakano (83'). Willian Lira (19'), Masahiro Sekiguchi (81') and Nika Urakami (84') scored for Ventforet Kofu.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that Matsumoto Yamaga have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Matsumoto Yamaga have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 13 goals on the way.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Giravanz Kitakyushu in J2 League competition, Renofa Yamaguchi and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Daigo Takahashi (76') was the scorer for Giravanz Kitakyushu.
Throughout their 6 most recent matches, Yoshihiro Natsuka's Renofa Yamaguchi have had reason to celebrate scoring 7 times - earning them a goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Their previous form shows that Renofa Yamaguchi:
- have not registered a win against Matsumoto Yamaga when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 24/09/2017, neither club has come out on top overall with Matsumoto Yamaga winning 1 of those games, Renofa Yamaguchi 1 and 4 being drawn in normal time.
16 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 8 of them for Matsumoto and 8 netted by Renofa. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was J2 League match day 1 on 28/02/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Renofa Yamaguchi 0-0 Matsumoto Yamaga.
The match was refereed by Takao Nishiyama.
Team News: Matsumoto Yamaga
The Matsumoto Yamaga boss Hiroshi Nanami has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game owing to a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Renofa Yamaguchi
Owing to a completely healthy group available to select from, the Renofa Yamaguchi boss Yoshihiro Natsuka does not have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Renofa Yamaguchi are dangerous enough to score a goal against this Matsumoto Yamaga lineup, but that might not be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re going for a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Matsumoto Yamaga at the end of the 90 minutes. It’s a very tough call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sunpro Alwin Stadium (20,336)
Captain: Hayuma Tanaka
Chairman: Fumiyuki Kanda
Manager: Hiroshi Nanami
Competitions: J2 League position 22
🔑 Key Man: Kunitomo Suzuki
Normally playing in the Striker position, Kunitomo Suzuki was born in Odawara City, Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Shonan Bellmare in the 2018 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 6 league goals in the J2 League 2021 campaign so far in 36 appearances.