Balanced ball game between Fagiano Okayama and Omiya Ardija expected

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Competition: Japan J2-League
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: City Light Stadium (15479 seats)

An important duel in the bottom section of the J2-League, with both Fagiano Okayama and Omiya Ardija experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 17th and the visitors in 15th place.

It's no vacation for neither Fagiano nor Omiya Ardija as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Fagiano Okayama form and stats

Overall J2-League stats at home this season for Fagiano Okayama are 5-4-6 (wins-draw-losses).

A draw after 90 minutes last time out for Fagiano Okayama, who played 1-1 against Tokushima Vortis. That match was also played at this venue (City Light Stadium). In the game before, an away victory match versus Tokyo Verdy with a 1-0 scoreline.

K. Saito was able to secure the draw 1-1 in the game against Tokushima Vortis after coming on as a substitute and scoring the final goal. In the starting lineup today?

The manager K. Arima will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Albirex Niigata in only three days.

Fagiano aren't scoring a lot here at City Light Stadium in the league, with only 14 goals from 15 games. Fagiano Okayama have conceded 15 in these home matches.

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Omiya Ardija form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their J2-League travels is 4 wins, 2 draws and 7 defeats.

The attacking players of Omiya Ardija have been feeble for some time now, the team not scoring a league goal in the last 198 minutes. Ardija have succeeded in guarding their own goal lately, led by their goalkeeper Takashi Kasahara. It's been 235 minutes since they last conceded in J2-League.

There were no winners in Ardija's previous match, a J2-League home game that ended 0-0 vs JEF United (placed 16th). Ahead of that game was the 0-0 draw at home against Tochigi.

The visitors will be packing their bags again in only three days as another away game awaits: The J2-League trip to Matsumoto Yamaga.

The attacking power of Ardija when travelling is not overwhelming with 11 goals scored from 13 league matches away. Omiya Ardija have conceded 18 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Omiya Ardija - Fagiano Okayama 1-1 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last seven matches): Fagiano zero wins, three draws and Omiya Ardija four victories. As for goals, two matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five games had two or less.

Fagiano Okayama missing players

Omiya Ardija missing players

Fagiano Okayama Omiya Ardija
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
26 15 5 Played P 4 13 26
8 5 1 Won W 1 4 9
8 4 1 Drew D 0 2 7
10 6 3 Lost L 3 7 10
22 14 4 Scored S 2 11 24
25 15 6 Conceded C 8 18 30
88% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 88%
54% 53% 40% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 46% 50%
31% 33% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 38% 35%
8% 13% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 23% 19%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 15% 12%
46% 47% 40% BTTS BTTS 25% 38% 42%
31% 27% 20% Clean Sheets C S 25% 23% 35%
35% 33% 40% Failed to Score F T 50% 46% 35%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0.6 0.5 0.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 0.7 0.7
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
247 150 49 Total Shots T S 38 111 244
81 53 14 Shots on Target S O 16 40 80
27% 26% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 12% 25% 29%
Key stats in J2-League this season:
  • Fagiano Okayama have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Omiya Ardija 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 Tokushima Vortis 27 15 7 5 41 21 14 6 5 3 20 9 13 9 2 2 21 12 20 52
2 Avispa Fukuoka 26 16 4 6 32 20 13 7 2 4 15 11 13 9 2 2 17 9 12 52
3 Giravanz Kitakyushu 27 14 5 8 39 30 14 8 3 3 20 14 13 6 2 5 19 16 9 47
4 V-Varen Nagasaki 27 13 8 6 36 29 12 8 2 2 17 9 15 5 6 4 19 20 7 47
5 Ventforet Kofu 27 10 12 5 36 31 14 7 5 2 19 14 13 3 7 3 17 17 5 42
6 Albirex Niigata 26 10 10 6 38 30 14 5 5 4 20 18 12 5 5 2 18 12 8 40
7 Tokyo Verdy 27 10 9 8 33 25 13 5 4 4 16 11 14 5 5 4 17 14 8 39
8 Zweigen Kanazawa 26 10 8 8 40 36 13 5 5 3 18 15 13 5 3 5 22 21 4 38
9 Kyoto Sanga 26 10 8 8 31 30 11 7 2 2 20 13 15 3 6 6 11 17 1 38
10 Mito Hollyhock 26 9 8 9 45 38 13 4 4 5 22 21 13 5 4 4 23 17 7 35
11 Montedio Yamagata 26 9 8 9 30 26 13 5 3 5 16 15 13 4 5 4 14 11 4 35
12 Machida Zelvia 27 8 11 8 29 30 14 4 8 2 18 12 13 4 3 6 11 18 -1 35
13 Tochigi 27 9 8 10 22 23 13 3 5 5 9 10 14 6 3 5 13 13 -1 35
14 Júbilo Iwata 26 8 10 8 34 30 14 6 4 4 23 15 12 2 6 4 11 15 4 34
15 Omiya Ardija 26 9 7 10 24 30 13 5 5 3 13 12 13 4 2 7 11 18 -6 34
16 JEF United 27 9 5 13 29 32 14 3 3 8 14 21 13 6 2 5 15 11 -3 32
17 Fagiano Okayama 26 8 8 10 22 25 15 5 4 6 14 15 11 3 4 4 8 10 -3 32
18 Ryukyu 27 7 6 14 35 44 13 3 4 6 19 20 14 4 2 8 16 24 -9 27
19 ThespaKusatsu Gunma 26 8 2 16 21 43 13 3 1 9 9 25 13 5 1 7 12 18 -22 26
20 Matsumoto Yamaga 27 5 10 12 26 42 12 3 4 5 12 19 15 2 6 7 14 23 -16 25
21 Renofa Yamaguchi 26 6 5 15 31 47 12 5 1 6 16 17 14 1 4 9 15 30 -16 23
22 Ehime 26 5 7 14 23 35 14 2 4 8 11 20 12 3 3 6 12 15 -12 22