Oita Trinita vs Vegalta Sendai preview

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sun 17.October
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: Ōita Bank Dome (40000 seats)

Develop their own match tactics or switch tactics dependant on the opposition? Both Oita Trinita and Vegalta Sendai have to try something else than earlier this season. Learn more!

Insights:
  • Oita Trinita have the fewest scored goals (21) in J-League
  • Vegalta Sendai have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.

Both sides have had sufficient rest since their last exertion in an official match. Let's aim for an animated fixture!

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Vegalta Sendai, who are travelling more than 1300 kilometers to play this game.

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Oita Trinita form and stats

When playing at home in the J-League, Oita Trinita have managed 5 wins, 5 draws and suffered 6 defeats from 16 games. Hopes of three in a row are alive for Trinita after consecutive victories at their own ground.

Trinita's last game was hosting Cerezo Osaka (placed 12th) and winning 1-0. Defender Yuto Misao got the top score of the team in the match with a rating of 8.1/10. Misao won 2 of 5 duels.

A defeat was the result before that one, 0-1 away at Nagoya Grampus.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Trinita have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found eleven matches with the results: Won five, drawn four and lost two.

Trinita aren't scoring a lot here at Ōita Bank Dome in the league, with only 13 goals from 16 games. On the other hand, Trinita have conceded 18 goals.

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Vegalta Sendai form and stats

Vegalta Sendai have only collected 12 points from their away games in the J-League, after 2-6-8 (16 played).

Vegalta has to pack their bags again for the second away game in a row. Last time they traveled to Kashiwa Reysol for a J-League game that ended a draw (1-1). Midfielder Rikiya Uehara was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 8.02. Uehara hit four key passes.

The game before that, was lost at home, a 0-1 defeat against Tokushima Vortis.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Vegalta Sendai playing away and similar expectations, we found four relevant matches. Results were one Vegalta Sendai win, zero draws and three defeats.

The attacking power of Vegalta when travelling is not overwhelming with 15 goals scored from 16 league matches away. Vegalta's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 31 goals from these trips.

Head 2 Head

The newest logged scoreline featuring both these contenders is the Vegalta Sendai - Trinita 2-1 played earlier this season. Stats for the preceeding seven meetings involving these two squads are: two wins for Oita Trinita, zero draws and five wins for Vegalta Sendai. Over 2,5 goals: three times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Top Goalscorers

TrinitaY. Machida
Y. Machida
6 goals
Vegalta SendaiT. Nishimura
T. Nishimura
5 goals
Oita TrinitaS. Nagasawa
S. Nagasawa
4 goals

Oita Trinita missing players

Vegalta Sendai missing players

Oita Trinita Vegalta Sendai
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
31 16 3 Played P 5 16 31
6 5 2 Won W 1 2 4
6 5 1 Drew D 1 6 11
19 6 0 Lost L 3 8 16
21 13 4 Scored S 7 15 24
48 18 1 Conceded C 10 31 50
94% 94% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 94% 87%
65% 62% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 81% 65%
35% 25% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 80% 56% 42%
16% 12% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 60% 38% 26%
10% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 19% 16%
42% 44% 33% BTTS BTTS 80% 62% 52%
19% 31% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 12% 19%
45% 31% 0% Failed to Score F T 20% 31% 42%
 
3.5 3.4 3 Corners for (avg) C F 3.6 4.2 3.7
4.7 4.6 4 Corners against (avg) C A 4.2 5.5 5.7
0.6 0.8 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.4 1.1 1.1
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
5.6 5.2 5.3 Shots (avg) S ( 13.2 9.6 9.4
2.2 2.2 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 3.8 3.5
30% 36% 44% Goal Efficiency G E 28% 25% 22%
Key stats in J-League this season:
  • Oita Trinita have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Oita Trinita have the fewest scored goals (21) in J-League
  • Oita Trinita have the fewest scored goals in the second half (7) in J-League
  • 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 32 25 6 1 69 21 16 14 2 0 33 12 16 11 4 1 36 9 48 81
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 31 21 6 4 67 28 15 11 3 1 35 9 16 10 3 3 32 19 39 69
3 Vissel Kobe 31 16 9 6 50 30 15 8 4 3 25 10 16 8 5 3 25 20 20 57
4 Nagoya Grampus 32 17 6 9 35 24 16 10 2 4 18 11 16 7 4 5 17 13 11 57
5 Urawa Reds 31 16 6 9 36 32 15 10 3 2 20 13 16 6 3 7 16 19 4 54
6 Kashima Antlers 32 16 5 11 53 34 16 8 3 5 30 20 16 8 2 6 23 14 19 53
7 Sagan Tosu 31 14 9 8 38 29 15 9 4 2 25 11 16 5 5 6 13 18 9 51
8 Avispa Fukuoka 31 13 7 11 38 33 16 9 1 6 22 15 15 4 6 5 16 18 5 46
9 Tokyo 32 13 7 12 42 40 15 7 2 6 25 22 17 6 5 6 17 18 2 46
10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 32 11 12 9 38 31 17 5 6 6 17 17 15 6 6 3 21 14 7 45
11 Consadole Sapporo 31 12 6 13 40 43 16 7 2 7 23 25 15 5 4 6 17 18 -3 42
12 Cerezo Osaka 32 10 9 13 40 42 16 6 5 5 21 22 16 4 4 8 19 20 -2 39
13 Kashiwa Reysol 31 10 4 17 31 43 16 5 2 9 18 26 15 5 2 8 13 17 -12 34
14 Gamba Osaka 31 9 6 16 25 39 16 4 3 9 15 25 15 5 3 7 10 14 -14 33
15 Shimizu S-Pulse 31 7 11 13 31 45 15 3 5 7 12 24 16 4 6 6 19 21 -14 32
16 Tokushima Vortis 31 8 5 18 25 43 16 4 4 8 15 18 15 4 1 10 10 25 -18 29
17 Shonan Bellmare 31 5 12 14 30 37 16 2 9 5 11 13 15 3 3 9 19 24 -7 27
18 Oita Trinita 31 6 6 19 21 48 16 5 5 6 13 18 15 1 1 13 8 30 -27 24
19 Vegalta Sendai 31 4 11 16 24 50 15 2 5 8 9 19 16 2 6 8 15 31 -26 23
20 Yokohama 31 5 7 19 25 66 15 3 5 7 16 25 16 2 2 12 9 41 -41 22