Avispa Fukuoka and Vegalta Sendai supporters look forward to J-League clash at Best Denki Stadium

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: Best Denki Stadium

The home team stadium regulars anticipate a win and three points in this game, and the home advantage might do the trick against a struggling visitor. Avispa Fukuoka are in 8th spot while the guesting Vegalta Sendai worry at 19th.

Insights:
  • Avispa Fukuoka have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Vegalta Sendai have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 1400 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

Fukuoka can neither be promoted or relegated from J-League. For Vegalta it's their last days at this level as relegation is a fact.

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Avispa Fukuoka form and stats

Avispa Fukuoka have collected 32 points from their J-League home games so far after 10-2-6.

Fukuoka drew their last game, 0-0 away at Kashiwa Reysol (placed 14th). Emil Salomonsson, defender, was given a rating of 8.03/10 in that game, top of the team. Salomonsson hit six key passes and won 3 of 5 duels.

Preceding that game was the home draw versus Yokohama that ended 1-1.

This is expected to be a close game, with Avispa Fukuoka perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Fukuoka as a small favourite), we find 14 games. Avispa Fukuoka has won seven of these, drawn three and lost four.

Avispa Fukuoka has scored 24 league goals at home this season, in 18 matches. Fukuoka are not conceding a lot of goals here at Best Denki Stadium in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 16 from 18 matches.

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Vegalta Sendai form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Vegalta Sendai so far with only 12 points returning home. The records show 2-6-10 (win-draw-lose). Vegalta has lost their two previous away games and are eager to kill a negative trend in its infancy.

Home advantage was not enough for Vegalta in their previous game, as they lost their J-League-match, hosting Shonan Bellmare, 0-2. Defender Hisashi Appiah Tawiah was the best team player with a rating of 7.65. Tawiah hit two key passes and won 5 of 11 duels.

Preceding that match was the 1-1 draw at home vs Nagoya Grampus.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found three similar matches played by Vegalta Sendai in our archives, and the results are: zero wins for Vegalta Sendai, zero draws and three defeats.

The attacking power of Vegalta when travelling is not overwhelming with 17 goals scored from 18 league matches away. Vegalta Sendai have conceded 37 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

This was the final score when the squads faced each other previously this season; Vegalta Sendai - Fukuoka 0-1. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's two Fukuoka victories, two draws and six Vegalta Sendai wins. Over/under statistics; two of these games ended with three goals or more, eight matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Vegalta SendaiT. Nishimura
T. Nishimura
6 goals
FukuokaY. Yamagishi
Y. Yamagishi
5 goals
Avispa FukuokaJ. Delgado Lloria
J. Delgado Lloria
5 goals

Avispa Fukuoka missing players

Vegalta Sendai missing players

Avispa Fukuoka Vegalta Sendai
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
36 18 6 Played P 6 18 36
14 10 4 Won W 1 2 5
10 2 1 Drew D 2 6 12
12 6 1 Lost L 3 10 19
40 24 9 Scored S 6 17 29
35 16 4 Conceded C 12 37 59
89% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 83% 94% 89%
64% 67% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 83% 83% 69%
44% 50% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 56% 39%
11% 6% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 39% 25%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 22% 17%
47% 50% 50% BTTS BTTS 67% 61% 50%
39% 44% 50% Clean Sheets C S 17% 11% 19%
25% 6% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 33% 42%
 
4.3 4.7 6.2 Corners for (avg) C F 4.3 4.1 3.5
5.2 4.9 3.8 Corners against (avg) C A 4.8 5.2 5.3
1.3 1.4 1.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.1 1.1
2 1 0 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
8.3 9.3 8.2 Shots (avg) S ( 9.2 8.9 9
3.2 3.4 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 3.6 3.4
35% 39% 43% Goal Efficiency G E 29% 27% 24%
 
9.1 8.9 6 Shots against (avg) S A 15 13.7 12.7
3.6 3.3 2.3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5 5.5 5.1
Key stats in J-League this season:
  • Avispa Fukuoka have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Avispa Fukuoka haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Vegalta Sendai have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Vegalta Sendai have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Kawasaki Frontale 36 27 7 2 76 26 18 15 3 0 35 13 18 12 4 2 41 13 50 88
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 36 23 6 7 79 34 18 13 3 2 45 11 18 10 3 5 34 23 45 75
3 Vissel Kobe 36 20 10 6 60 34 18 11 4 3 31 12 18 9 6 3 29 22 26 70
4 Nagoya Grampus 36 19 8 9 43 28 18 11 3 4 22 13 18 8 5 5 21 15 15 65
5 Kashima Antlers 36 19 6 11 60 36 18 9 4 5 31 20 18 10 2 6 29 16 24 63
6 Urawa Reds 36 18 8 10 45 37 18 12 4 2 28 16 18 6 4 8 17 21 8 62
7 Sagan Tosu 36 16 11 9 43 32 18 11 5 2 30 13 18 5 6 7 13 19 11 59
8 Avispa Fukuoka 36 14 10 12 40 35 18 10 2 6 24 16 18 4 8 6 16 19 5 52
9 Tokyo 36 14 7 15 47 52 18 8 2 8 30 26 18 6 5 7 17 26 -5 49
10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 36 11 13 12 39 38 18 5 6 7 18 21 18 6 7 5 21 17 1 46
11 Cerezo Osaka 36 12 9 15 44 48 18 7 5 6 24 27 18 5 4 9 20 21 -4 45
12 Consadole Sapporo 36 12 9 15 44 49 18 7 4 7 24 26 18 5 5 8 20 23 -5 45
13 Gamba Osaka 36 12 7 17 32 45 18 5 3 10 17 28 18 7 4 7 15 17 -13 43
14 Kashiwa Reysol 36 12 5 19 34 50 18 6 3 9 19 26 18 6 2 10 15 24 -16 41
15 Shonan Bellmare 36 7 15 14 36 40 18 3 10 5 13 14 18 4 5 9 23 26 -4 36
16 Shimizu S-Pulse 36 8 12 16 34 53 18 4 6 8 15 27 18 4 6 8 19 26 -19 36
17 Tokushima Vortis 36 9 6 21 31 51 18 4 5 9 16 20 18 5 1 12 15 31 -20 33
18 Oita Trinita 36 7 8 21 26 53 18 6 5 7 17 21 18 1 3 14 9 32 -27 29
19 Vegalta Sendai 36 5 12 19 29 59 18 3 6 9 12 22 18 2 6 10 17 37 -30 27
20 Yokohama 36 6 9 21 32 74 18 4 6 8 21 30 18 2 3 13 11 44 -42 27