J-League match preview and statistics: Sanfrecce Hiroshima fight Vissel Kobe

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Competition: Japan J-League
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 08:00 (UTC)
Venue: EDION Stadium (36906 seats)

Getting closer to the top teams is at stake when these two mid-table clubs battle it out. Both will be aiming to improve their league table standing, Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 11th and Vissel Kobe in 10th place.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Sanfrecce Hiroshima form and stats

4-2-4 (win-draw-lost) are the J-League numbers at home for Sanfrecce Hiroshima so far this season.

The Sanfrecce Hiroshima fans got no joy from their last match, a J-League game also here at EDION Stadium: A 0-2 defeat against Kawasaki Frontale (placed 1st). Before that match, a win away at Shimizu S-Pulse.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Sanfrecce Hiroshima have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found 14 games) they have won four times, drawn six and lost four.

Sanfrecce have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at EDION Stadium with 18 goals in 10 league matches. Sanfrecce have conceded 13 in these home matches.

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Vissel Kobe form and stats

As the visiting team in J-League matches, Vissel Kobe have produced an overall stat of 4-4-3 so far.

There were no winners in Vissel Kobe's previous match, a J-League home game that ended 1-1 vs Oita Trinita (placed 12th). Preceding that game, the 3-4 loss visiting Kashiwa Reysol's place.

Vissel are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is three wins, zero draws and three defeats. From a total of six matches.

After this away game Vissel return home for a J-League game against Kashima Antlers. That game is only three sleeps after this.

Vissel are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 19 times in 11 away games so far. In the opposite end, Vissel Kobe have conceded 18 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Vissel Kobe - Sanfrecce 0-3, played this season. Last ten meetings between the teams: Sanfrecce won six, Vissel Kobe won one and three draws. five games with over 2,5 goals, five matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Vissel KobeK. Furuhashi
K. Furuhashi
11 goals
Sanfrecce HiroshimaL. Peruchena Pereira
L. Peruchena Pereira
9 goals
Sanfrecce HiroshimaD. da Silva Vieira
D. da Silva Vieira
7 goals

Sanfrecce Hiroshima missing players

Vissel Kobe missing players

Sanfrecce Hiroshima Vissel Kobe
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
21 10 1 Played P 4 11 25
9 4 0 Won W 2 4 8
4 2 0 Drew D 1 4 9
8 4 1 Lost L 1 3 8
33 18 1 Scored S 9 19 43
26 13 2 Conceded C 8 18 42
95% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 91% 96%
81% 90% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 82% 84%
52% 70% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 64% 64%
24% 20% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 45% 48%
19% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 36% 28%
48% 60% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 82% 72%
38% 30% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 18% 16%
19% 10% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 9% 16%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1 0.7 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.5 1.5 1.4
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
222 109 10 Total Shots T S 49 107 270
91 48 2 Shots on Target S O 21 48 116
35% 35% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 43% 33% 32%
Key stats in J-League this season:
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima haven’t played a single 0-0 game at 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 23 20 2 1 65 19 11 10 1 0 32 10 12 10 1 1 33 9 46 62
2 Tokyo 25 14 5 6 40 29 12 7 0 5 19 15 13 7 5 1 21 14 11 47
3 Cerezo Osaka 23 14 3 6 32 24 11 6 2 3 13 8 12 8 1 3 19 16 8 45
4 Nagoya Grampus 22 13 3 6 35 20 11 8 1 2 22 11 11 5 2 4 13 9 15 42
5 Gamba Osaka 22 13 3 6 32 25 11 5 1 5 13 14 11 8 2 1 19 11 7 42
6 Kashima Antlers 23 12 3 8 36 31 10 5 3 2 17 14 13 7 0 6 19 17 5 39
7 Yokohama F. Marinos 25 11 5 9 51 39 14 7 2 5 32 20 11 4 3 4 19 19 12 38
8 Kashiwa Reysol 22 11 4 7 43 32 12 5 2 5 26 23 10 6 2 2 17 9 11 37
9 Urawa Reds 23 10 4 9 28 37 12 3 3 6 8 17 11 7 1 3 20 20 -9 34
10 Vissel Kobe 25 8 9 8 43 42 14 4 5 5 24 24 11 4 4 3 19 18 1 33
11 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 21 9 4 8 33 26 10 4 2 4 18 13 11 5 2 4 15 13 7 31
12 Oita Trinita 23 8 5 10 26 34 11 4 3 4 10 14 12 4 2 6 16 20 -8 29
13 Yokohama 22 6 3 13 27 43 10 3 1 6 12 21 12 3 2 7 15 22 -16 21
14 Consadole Sapporo 23 5 6 12 28 47 12 2 4 6 16 24 11 3 2 6 12 23 -19 21
15 Sagan Tosu 21 4 6 11 21 31 12 3 3 6 12 14 9 1 3 5 9 17 -10 18
16 Vegalta Sendai 21 2 7 12 21 39 10 0 4 6 9 19 11 2 3 6 12 20 -18 13
17 Shimizu S-Pulse 23 3 3 17 30 53 11 2 0 9 20 26 12 1 3 8 10 27 -23 12
18 Shonan Bellmare 21 2 3 16 15 35 10 1 2 7 4 12 11 1 1 9 11 23 -20 9