Possible nail-biting contest in Giravanz Kitakyushu - Tochigi game

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Competition: Japan J2-League
Competition: Sun 28.November
Match begins: 05:00 (UTC)
Venue: Mikuni World Stadium

Tochigi have restored their energy after their 1-0-game against Zweigen Kanazawa and are looking forward to meet Giravanz Kitakyushu. Get all the intelligence!

Insights:
  • Giravanz Kitakyushu have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Tochigi have the fewest scored goals in the second half (16) in J2-League

Giravanz Kitakyushu and Tochigi should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 1100 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

Relegation threatens Giravanz Kitakyushu who should definitely be looking for some points here. Tochigi are fighting to avoid relegation and will work hard for points.

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Giravanz Kitakyushu form and stats

The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the J2-League this season. Giravanz Kitakyushu have only managed 3 wins, 7 draws and 10 losses from their games here at Mikuni World Stadium. Two defeats in a row at home hurts for Kitakyushu, their manager S. Kobayashi and the supporters. There are certain expectations for improvement.

Kitakyushu faced defeat in their previous match, away at JEF United (0-2).

In the preceding match a 1-0 victory visiting Renofa Yamaguchi.

This is expected to be a close game, with Giravanz Kitakyushu perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Giravanz Kitakyushu as a small favourite), we find 13 games. Giravanz Kitakyushu has won three of these, drawn four and lost six.

Kitakyushu aren't scoring a lot here at Mikuni World Stadium in the league, with only 16 goals from 20 games. On the other hand, Giravanz Kitakyushu have conceded 27 goals.

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Tochigi form and stats

As the visiting team in J2-League matches, Tochigi have produced an overall stat of 5-8-7 so far.

The supporters enjoyed Tochigi's previous game versus Zweigen Kanazawa (placed 19th), a J2-League 1-0 win played at home.

A 0-3 defeat away at V-Varen Nagasaki before that.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found 18 similar matches played by Tochigi in our archives, and the results are: seven wins for Tochigi, six draws and five defeats.

The attacking power of Tochigi when travelling is not overwhelming with 16 goals scored from 20 league matches away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. As opposed to that, Tochigi have seen the ball go into their own net 24 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The teams have faced each other before in this season, with the match result Tochigi - Giravanz Kitakyushu 1-2 entered in the official records. Data for the previous ten meetings between these two contenders are: four wins for Giravanz Kitakyushu, four draws and two wins for Tochigi. Over 2,5 goals: six times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Top Goalscorers

Giravanz KitakyushuD. Takahashi
D. Takahashi
10 goals
KitakyushuT. Tomiyama
T. Tomiyama
6 goals
TochigiY. Yanagi
Y. Yanagi
6 goals

Giravanz Kitakyushu missing players

Tochigi missing players

Giravanz Kitakyushu Tochigi
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
40 20 6 Played P 6 20 40
7 3 2 Won W 2 5 9
14 7 1 Drew D 4 8 15
19 10 3 Lost L 0 7 16
33 16 8 Scored S 4 16 34
59 27 9 Conceded C 2 24 48
82% 80% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 80% 82%
68% 65% 83% Over 1.5 O 1.5 33% 60% 60%
42% 45% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 35% 38%
22% 20% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 10% 15%
10% 5% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 10% 8%
50% 50% 67% BTTS BTTS 33% 45% 45%
28% 25% 17% Clean Sheets C S 67% 40% 32%
40% 45% 17% Failed to Score F T 33% 35% 40%
 
4 3.8 3.5 Corners for (avg) C F 4.2 3.6 4.1
5.7 5 4 Corners against (avg) C A 4.2 4.4 4.4
0.7 0.7 0.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.1 1
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
7.2 7.3 7.8 Shots (avg) S ( 7.3 6.6 7.6
2.8 3 3.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.5 2.2 2.5
31% 27% 35% Goal Efficiency G E 44% 36% 34%
 
10.7 10.3 9.8 Shots against (avg) S A 6.8 7.5 7.4
4.6 4 4.5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 1.7 3 3
Key stats in J2-League this season:
  • Giravanz Kitakyushu have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Tochigi have the fewest scored goals in the second half (16) in J2-League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Júbilo Iwata 40 26 9 5 73 41 20 13 4 3 38 24 20 13 5 2 35 17 32 87
2 Kyoto Sanga 40 24 10 6 59 31 20 13 5 2 37 19 20 11 5 4 22 12 28 82
3 Ventforet Kofu 40 22 10 8 61 35 20 13 5 2 37 17 20 9 5 6 24 18 26 76
4 V-Varen Nagasaki 40 22 9 9 67 42 20 11 6 3 37 20 20 11 3 6 30 22 25 75
5 Machida Zelvia 40 19 11 10 62 38 20 7 6 7 28 22 20 12 5 3 34 16 24 68
6 Albirex Niigata 40 18 13 9 60 37 20 11 4 5 29 12 20 7 9 4 31 25 23 67
7 Montedio Yamagata 40 19 8 13 55 46 20 9 3 8 29 27 20 10 5 5 26 19 9 65
8 JEF United 40 16 14 10 45 35 20 7 8 5 22 18 20 9 6 5 23 17 10 62
9 Ryūkyū 40 17 10 13 54 45 20 10 5 5 27 15 20 7 5 8 27 30 9 61
10 Fagiano Okayama 40 14 14 12 38 33 20 6 5 9 15 15 20 8 9 3 23 18 5 56
11 Mito Hollyhock 40 15 10 15 54 46 20 7 5 8 22 20 20 8 5 7 32 26 8 55
12 Tokyo Verdy 40 14 10 16 55 65 20 8 3 9 27 31 20 6 7 7 28 34 -10 52
13 Blaublitz Akita 40 11 14 15 39 47 20 3 11 6 13 22 20 8 3 9 26 25 -8 47
14 Renofa Yamaguchi 40 10 12 18 36 49 20 6 5 9 20 22 20 4 7 9 16 27 -13 42
15 Tochigi 40 9 15 16 34 48 20 4 7 9 18 24 20 5 8 7 16 24 -14 42
16 ThespaKusatsu Gunma 40 9 13 18 34 53 20 5 8 7 17 21 20 4 5 11 17 32 -19 40
17 Omiya Ardija 40 8 14 18 48 55 20 5 5 10 27 29 20 3 9 8 21 26 -7 38
18 Sagamihara 40 8 13 19 32 50 20 4 7 9 19 28 20 4 6 10 13 22 -18 37
19 Zweigen Kanazawa 40 9 10 21 37 59 20 5 5 10 18 30 20 4 5 11 19 29 -22 37
20 Giravanz Kitakyushu 40 7 14 19 33 59 20 3 7 10 16 27 20 4 7 9 17 32 -26 35
21 Ehime 40 7 13 20 36 64 20 1 8 11 18 38 20 6 5 9 18 26 -28 34
22 Matsumoto Yamaga 40 7 12 21 34 68 20 5 7 8 21 30 20 2 5 13 13 38 -34 33