Yanmar Stadium Nagai: Cerezo Osaka vs Nagoya Grampus J-League preview

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: Yanmar Stadium Nagai (47000 seats)

J-League: Two squads in reasonably good shape get together for this match. Nagoya Grampus hold a small edge with their 4th place in the standings?

Insights:
  • Cerezo Osaka have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Nagoya Grampus have the most clean sheets (20) in J-League

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

Cerezo are staying put; they can neither be promoted or relegated this season and are fighting only for positions. Grampus are still fighting for top positions and their benefits.

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Cerezo Osaka form and stats

Cerezo Osaka have played 18 J-League games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 7-5-6 (wins-draws-losses).

Cerezo's previous game was also a home match, the defeat 1-4 versus Kawasaki Frontale (placed 1st). Midfielder Hiroaki Okuno was the best player on the team with a rating of 7.24 (out of ten) in that game. Okuno scored one goal and had 38 successful passes (of 46 total).

Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Kashiwa Reysol (0-1).

Cerezo Osaka are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 24 goals in 18 games. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Cerezo defense is not exactly impregnable. 27 goals conceded from 18 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Nagoya Grampus form and stats

As the visiting team in J-League matches, Nagoya Grampus, who have the most clean sheets (20) in J-League, have produced an overall stat of 8-5-5 so far.

Two travels in a row for Nagoya Grampus, whose manager M. Ficcadenti could celebrate last time after the J-League win against Gamba Osaka. The attacker Jakub Świerczok got a match rating of 8.53 in that game. Świerczok scored two goals and had 27 successful passes (of 33 total).

Before that, Grampus travelled to Vegalta Sendai and returned home with a draw after the game finished 1-1.

Grampus find the net regularly in their away games. 21 goals from 18 away fixtures in the league. It's not easy to score on Grampus as they have only conceded 15 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

It's not the first time these sides meet on the pitch this season, as the history books show this recent match: Nagoya Grampus - Cerezo 1-0. Data for the last ten meetings involving these two teams are: three wins for Cerezo, one draw and six wins for Nagoya Grampus. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: six games.

Top Goalscorers

Nagoya GrampusS. Inagaki
S. Inagaki
8 goals
CerezoM. Kato
M. Kato
7 goals
Nagoya GrampusM. dos Santos Castro
M. dos Santos Castro
7 goals

Cerezo Osaka missing players

Nagoya Grampus missing players

Cerezo Osaka Nagoya Grampus
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
36 18 5 Played P 6 18 36
12 7 2 Won W 3 8 19
9 5 1 Drew D 1 5 8
15 6 2 Lost L 2 5 9
44 24 6 Scored S 9 21 43
48 27 8 Conceded C 7 15 28
94% 94% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 83% 89%
64% 78% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 83% 61% 58%
44% 56% 60% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 33% 33%
25% 28% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 17% 14%
19% 17% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 6% 3%
53% 67% 80% BTTS BTTS 67% 33% 28%
28% 28% 20% Clean Sheets C S 17% 50% 56%
25% 11% 0% Failed to Score F T 17% 33% 28%
 
5 5.3 5 Corners for (avg) C F 3.3 3.7 3.9
4.7 4.6 5 Corners against (avg) C A 5.7 4.4 4.6
0.7 0.8 0.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.7 0.7 0.8
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
10.7 10.9 9.6 Shots (avg) S ( 7.8 8.1 8.5
4.2 4.5 4.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 3.8 4.1
29% 30% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 39% 31% 29%
 
10.3 9.3 11 Shots against (avg) S A 9.2 7.8 8.4
4.6 4.3 4.6 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3.7 2.4 3
Key stats in J-League this season:
  • Cerezo Osaka have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Nagoya Grampus have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (14) in J-League
  • Nagoya Grampus have the fewest matches over the total-line (11) in J-League
  • Nagoya Grampus have the most clean sheets (20) in J-League
  • Nagoya Grampus have the most clean sheets (9) away in J-League

  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