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The J2 League fixture at transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki on Sunday will see home side V-Varen Nagasaki welcoming opponents Matsumoto Yamaga.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the V-Varen Nagasaki v Matsumoto Yamaga game - plus the latest match odds.
V-Varen Nagasaki fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-1 J2 League success against S.C. Sagamihara.
The only name on the scoresheet from V-Varen Nagasaki was Edigar Junio (16').
V-Varen Nagasaki have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 9 during that period while also conceding a total of 4.
Their previous form shows that V-Varen Nagasaki:
- remain unbeaten by Matsumoto Yamaga when playing them at home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in the league by Matsumoto Yamaga in their last 3 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Machida Zelvia in J2 League competition, Matsumoto Yamaga will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only name on the scoresheet from Matsumoto Yamaga was Genta Omotehara (14'). Kaina Yoshio (11'), Yuki Nakashima (42'), Ariajasuru Hasegawa (68'), Shusuke Ota (75') and Taiki Hirato (84') scored for Machida Zelvia.
The strike force from Matsumoto Yamaga have made hard work of scoring goals over their last 6 clashes, contributing the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those matches, Matsumoto have also seen the overall goal aggregate against them equal 12. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, of course.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 03/04/2016 shows us that V-Varen Nagasaki have won 1 of these games & Matsumoto Yamaga 2, with the number of draws being 3.
An aggregate of 13 goals were scored between them in this period, with 5 for VVN and 8 for Matsumoto. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was J2 League match day 36 on 25/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of V-Varen Nagasaki 1-1 Matsumoto Yamaga.
The match was refereed by Hajime Matsuo.
Team News: V-Varen Nagasaki
Looking at personnel, there is just the sole fitness concern for the V-Varen Nagasaki manager Hiroshi Matsuda to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Masashi Kamekawa (Hamstring Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Matsumoto Yamaga
Matsumoto boss Kei Shibata has a number of players out of action. Dong-min Go (Meniscus Damage), Hayuma Tanaka (Knee Surgery), Kazuma Yamaguchi (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Rei Hirakawa (Metatarsal Fracture), Akira Ando (Calf Strain) and Kojiro Shinohara (Patella tendon irritation) miss out here. Masato Tokida cannot play in this game through suspension.
In this match, V-Varen Nagasaki look set to get the win and a possible clean sheet when they meet Matsumoto Yamaga, who won’t find it easy to get a goal of their own.
Our tip is for a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning score for V-Varen Nagasaki at the conclusion of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki (20,252)
Captain: Hiroki Akino
Chairman: Haruna Takata
Manager: Hiroshi Matsuda
Competitions: J2 League position 7
⭐ Star Man: Edigar Junio
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Edigar Junio was born in Brasília, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Atletico PR in the 2011 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 7 league goals in this J2 League 2021 campaign so far in a total of 14 appearances.