Albirex Niigata vs Fagiano Okayama betting preview: Visitors should struggle at Denka Big Swan Stadium

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Competition: Japan J2-League
Competition: Sun 13.June
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: Denka Big Swan Stadium (41684 seats)

Albirex Niigata should be favourites to win this home game against Fagiano Okayama, if the league table is anything to judge by. Or are we in for a surprise?

Insights:
  • Albirex Niigata have the most scored goals (36) in J2-League
  • Albirex Niigata have scored more than double the goals of Fagiano Okayama.

Albirex have less rest than Fagiano Okayama in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Emperor Cup game only four days ago. Thankfully the previous game, versus Zweigen Kanazawa, was also a home game here at Denka Big Swan Stadium. The away team is better rested.

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Albirex Niigata form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Denka Big Swan Stadium as Albirex Niigata, who have the most scored goals (36) in J2-League, have scored 16 goals to get 19 points from 8 games. The overall stats in the J2-League are 6-1-1 (wins-draws-losses).

Albirex's previous game was a Emperor Cup match also played at home, ending 4-1 versus Zweigen Kanazawa (placed 12th). The home side are looking to build on that result.

Preceding that game was the away draw at Ventforet Kofu that finished 2-2.

With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (16 in 8 games), Albirex's attacking play is working. Defensively Albirex have been outstanding, conceding less than half a goal on average per home game in the league (3 in 8 games). For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. It's worth mentioning that 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Fagiano Okayama form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their J2-League travels is 4 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats.

Fagiano's previous game was their home loss versus Tokyo Verdy (0-1). Late heartbreak for Fagiano in the Tokyo Verdy match, as the deciding 0-1 goal came deep into overtime.

Ahead of that match was the victory versus Matsumoto Yamaga at their stadium, the result 3-1.

Fagiano has another fixture away, a Emperor Cup game, against Tokyo Verdy in just three days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

Fagiano are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 11 away goals from 9 games (in the league). Fagiano are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 8 times in 9 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above. It's worth mentioning that 5 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

As for the last six games between these two teams, there's one Albirex victory, two draws and three Fagiano Okayama wins. Over/under statistics; three of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Albirex NiigataY. Takagi
Y. Takagi
7 goals
Albirex NiigataK. Taniguchi
K. Taniguchi
6 goals
Albirex NiigataS. Homma
S. Homma
4 goals

Albirex Niigata missing players

Fagiano Okayama missing players

Albirex Niigata Fagiano Okayama
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
17 8 2 Played P 0 9 17
11 6 1 Won W 0 4 5
4 1 1 Drew D 0 3 4
2 1 0 Lost L 0 2 8
36 16 3 Scored S 0 11 14
15 3 1 Conceded C 0 8 16
94% 88% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 78% 82%
76% 50% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 44% 35%
59% 38% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 33% 29%
41% 25% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 33% 18%
18% 12% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 11% 6%
53% 25% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 33% 29%
41% 62% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 56% 41%
12% 25% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 33% 47%
 
4.8 5.5 2.5 Corners for (avg) C F 0 3.9 4.8
3.7 3.5 4.5 Corners against (avg) C A 0 4.5 4.4
0.5 0.4 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0.6 0.6
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
8.5 9.1 8 Shots (avg) S ( 0 8 8.2
4.4 4.8 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 3.2 3.4
49% 42% 43% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 38% 24%
Key stats in J2-League this season:
  • Albirex Niigata have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Albirex Niigata have scored more than double the goals of Fagiano Okayama.
  • Albirex Niigata have the fewest conceded goals (3) at home in J2-League
  • Albirex Niigata have the most scored goals (36) in J2-League
  • Albirex Niigata have the most scored goals in the second half (22) in J2-League
  • Albirex Niigata have the the best goal difference (+13) at home in J2-League
  • Albirex Niigata have the the best goal difference (+21) in J2-League
  • Fagiano Okayama have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Fagiano Okayama have won significantly less corners away then 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 Albirex Niigata 17 11 4 2 36 15 8 6 1 1 16 3 9 5 3 1 20 12 21 37
2 Kyoto Sanga 17 11 4 2 26 10 8 5 2 1 16 8 9 6 2 1 10 2 16 37
3 Júbilo Iwata 17 11 2 4 29 19 8 6 0 2 17 12 9 5 2 2 12 7 10 35
4 Ryūkyū 17 10 4 3 27 15 9 6 2 1 13 6 8 4 2 2 14 9 12 34
5 Ventforet Kofu 17 8 6 3 23 14 8 5 2 1 12 5 9 3 4 2 11 9 9 30
6 Machida Zelvia 17 8 4 5 25 17 8 2 2 4 8 9 9 6 2 1 17 8 8 28
7 V-Varen Nagasaki 17 8 3 6 21 22 8 3 3 2 12 11 9 5 0 4 9 11 -1 27
8 Montedio Yamagata 17 6 6 5 17 15 8 3 1 4 8 10 9 3 5 1 9 5 2 24
9 JEF United 17 6 6 5 18 17 8 1 4 3 8 10 9 5 2 2 10 7 1 24
10 Tokyo Verdy 17 7 3 7 23 29 11 6 1 4 19 15 6 1 2 3 4 14 -6 24
11 Mito Hollyhock 17 7 1 9 25 20 8 3 1 4 9 7 9 4 0 5 16 13 5 22
12 Zweigen Kanazawa 17 6 4 7 17 18 9 3 3 3 10 10 8 3 1 4 7 8 -1 22
13 Blaublitz Akita 17 5 6 6 15 17 8 2 5 1 5 4 9 3 1 5 10 13 -2 21
14 Renofa Yamaguchi 17 5 5 7 13 18 9 2 3 4 5 8 8 3 2 3 8 10 -5 20
15 Tochigi 17 4 7 6 18 20 8 2 3 3 8 8 9 2 4 3 10 12 -2 19
16 Fagiano Okayama 17 5 4 8 14 16 8 1 1 6 3 8 9 4 3 2 11 8 -2 19
17 Matsumoto Yamaga 17 4 6 7 16 29 9 3 3 3 12 15 8 1 3 4 4 14 -13 18
18 Giravanz Kitakyushu 17 4 5 8 15 25 9 1 3 5 7 13 8 3 2 3 8 12 -10 17
19 ThespaKusatsu Gunma 17 4 4 9 13 22 9 3 2 4 8 11 8 1 2 5 5 11 -9 16
20 Ehime 17 3 6 8 16 27 9 1 4 4 8 15 8 2 2 4 8 12 -11 15
21 Omiya Ardija 17 2 5 10 15 23 8 1 1 6 7 11 9 1 4 4 8 12 -8 11
22 Sagamihara 17 2 5 10 10 24 9 1 3 5 7 15 8 1 2 5 3 9 -14 11