Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Vegalta Sendai match preview

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: EDION Stadium (36906 seats)

This is the J-League season opener for these teams, who are finally competing for points again. Will Sanfrecce Hiroshima or Vegalta Sendai get that important first win?

It's quite the trip for Vegalta Sendai when visiting Sanfrecce as the cities are 1100 kilometers apart.

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Sanfrecce Hiroshima form and stats

The match schedule is unforgiving for Sanfrecce as they have a new game in only four days, a Nabisco Cup match thankfully also at home. Shimizu S-Pulse are visiting.

Last season, Sanfrecce Hiroshima's league statistics were 13 wins, 9 draws and 12 losses, resulting in a 8th position in the J-League. Over these 34 matches they scored 46 goals and conceded 37. Playing at home last season Sanfrecce Hiroshima managed 7-5-5 (win-draw-lost) with 29 goals and 20 conceded.

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Vegalta Sendai form and stats

Vegalta has another fixture away, a Nabisco Cup game, against Yokohama F. Marinos in just four days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

Let's have a look at how Vegalta Sendai performed last season in the J-League: They landed a 17th position in the league table after playing out 6 victories, 10 draws and 18 defeats. In total they scored 36 and conceded 61 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 6 - drew 3 and lost 8 with 22/29 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

Sanfrecce Hiroshima-Vegalta Sendai H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Sanfrecce four wins, Vegalta Sendai three wins, three draws. four of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Sanfrecce Hiroshima missing players

Vegalta Sendai missing players

Sanfrecce Hiroshima Vegalta Sendai
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
0 0 0 Played P 0 0 0
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Last season Vegalta Sendai
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
34 17   Played P   17 34
13 7   Won W   6 6
9 5   Drew D   3 10
12 5   Lost L   8 18
46 29   Scored S   22 36
37 20   Conceded C   29 61
94% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 88%
71% 88%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   71% 71%
41% 59%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   53% 56%
21% 24%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   35% 38%
12% 12%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   24% 24%
47% 65%   BTTS BTTS   53% 53%
32% 24%   Clean Sheets C S   24% 24%
26% 12%   Failed to Score F T   24% 35%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
0.8 0.6   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.1 1.2
1 0   Red cards R C   0 0
 
11.4 12   Shots (avg) S (   8.6 8.6
4.3 4.9   Shots on Target (avg) S O   2.8 3.2
32% 35%   Goal Efficiency G E   46% 33%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Avispa Fukuoka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Cerezo Osaka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Consadole Sapporo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Gamba Osaka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Kashima Antlers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Kashiwa Reysol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Kawasaki Frontale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Nagoya Grampus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Oita Trinita 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Sagan Tosu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Shimizu S-Pulse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Shonan Bellmare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Tokushima Vortis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Tokyo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Urawa Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Vegalta Sendai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Vissel Kobe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Yokohama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Yokohama F. Marinos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last season 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 34 26 5 3 88 31 17 15 1 1 48 15 17 11 4 2 40 16 57 83
2 Gamba Osaka 34 20 5 9 46 42 17 8 2 7 19 23 17 12 3 2 27 19 4 65
3 Nagoya Grampus 34 19 6 9 45 28 17 12 3 2 28 12 17 7 3 7 17 16 17 63
4 Cerezo Osaka 34 18 6 10 46 37 17 8 4 5 20 13 17 10 2 5 26 24 9 60
5 Kashima Antlers 34 18 5 11 55 44 17 8 5 4 27 22 17 10 0 7 28 22 11 59
6 Tokyo 34 17 6 11 47 42 17 10 0 7 23 22 17 7 6 4 24 20 5 57
7 Kashiwa Reysol 34 15 7 12 60 46 17 5 4 8 30 30 17 10 3 4 30 16 14 52
8 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 34 13 9 12 46 37 17 7 5 5 29 20 17 6 4 7 17 17 9 48
9 Yokohama F. Marinos 34 14 5 15 69 59 17 9 2 6 42 26 17 5 3 9 27 33 10 47
10 Urawa Reds 34 13 7 14 43 56 17 5 4 8 18 22 17 8 3 6 25 34 -13 46
11 Oita Trinita 34 11 10 13 36 45 17 5 5 7 12 19 17 6 5 6 24 26 -9 43
12 Consadole Sapporo 34 10 9 15 47 58 17 5 5 7 27 29 17 5 4 8 20 29 -11 39
13 Sagan Tosu 34 7 15 12 37 43 17 3 7 7 17 20 17 4 8 5 20 23 -6 36
14 Vissel Kobe 34 9 9 16 50 59 17 4 5 8 25 30 17 5 4 8 25 29 -9 36
15 Yokohama 34 9 6 19 38 60 17 6 2 9 22 32 17 3 4 10 16 28 -22 33
16 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 7 7 20 48 70 17 4 3 10 32 35 17 3 4 10 16 35 -22 28
17 Vegalta Sendai 34 6 10 18 36 61 17 0 7 10 14 32 17 6 3 8 22 29 -25 28
18 Shonan Bellmare 34 6 9 19 29 48 17 4 4 9 12 19 17 2 5 10 17 29 -19 27