The J2 League fixture at Ishin Me-Life Stadium on Sunday will see home team Renofa Yamaguchi take on Matsumoto Yamaga.
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Renofa Yamaguchi will be hoping for a better result after the 0-2 J2 League loss in their previous game against Montedio Yamagata.
Vinícius (66') and Shuhei Otsuki (89') scored for Montedio Yamagata.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Renofa Yamaguchi haven’t conceded. The reality is that Renofa have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 10 goals along the way. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Matsumoto Yamaga come into this game following a 2-0 J2 League win with the defeat of Ehime FC in their previous fixture.
The only scorer from Matsumoto Yamaga was Taro Sugimoto (45', 76').
A series of reliable showings by the Matsumoto Yamaga defensive unit has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their previous 6 fixtures combined. Over that same period, their own forwards have managed to score 7.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 01/07/2017 shows us that Renofa Yamaguchi have won 1 of these & Matsumoto Yamaga 2, with the tally of draws being 3.
A total of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 9 of them for Renofa and 10 coming from Matsumoto. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The previous league match between these sides was J2 League match day 30 on 01/11/2020 when it ended Matsumoto Yamaga 2-1 Renofa Yamaguchi.
The referee was Shu Kawamata.
Team News: Renofa Yamaguchi
Kaito Oki (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Kensei Ukita (Impingement syndrome), Kota Mori (Acromioclavicular Separation) and Genki Yamada (Fatigue fracture) won’t be able to feature for Yamaguchi boss Masahiro Shimoda.
Team News: Matsumoto Yamaga
Matsumoto boss Kei Shibata has a number of players out of action. Dong-min Go (Meniscus Damage) and Kazuma Yamaguchi (Cruciate Ligament Injury) will not be playing here.
In our opinion, Renofa Yamaguchi will need to push hard to breach the defence of this Matsumoto Yamaga lineup who we think will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a very competitive game with a 0-1 win for Matsumoto Yamaga at the conclusion of the game.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ishin Me-Life Stadium (15,115)
Chairman: Takashi Kawamura
Manager: Masahiro Shimoda